Budbud Gourmet Suman Offers the Champorado-Tuyo Pairing in Suman FormMarch 15, 2018
Picture a steamy bowl of champorado, with its stick-to-your-ribs heartiness and robust tsokolate flavor, plus salty tuyo on the side for the savory twist Filipinos love. Though not everyone has the time to sit down and enjoy a bowl at the table, we know just the way to enjoy its flavors in a handheld, grab-and-go package. From Budbud Gourmet Suman—purveyors of suman and budbud kabog (Visayan millet-based native “cakes”) in different flavors at the Salcedo and Legazpi Markets—comes the Champ-Tuyo variant, offering the taste of classic champorado in the form of sticky, chewy suman.
Comprised of Negros cacao-infused glutinous rice base stuffed with flakes of salty tuyo, Champ-Tuyo delivers all the flavors you love from the classic Filipino porridge: the barely-sweet mix of deep cacao mingling with the creaminess of coconut milk and the nuttiness of rice, and the umami punch from the dried fish that tickles the tastebuds and draws you in for another bite. Have it at room temperature on the go, or warm it up and serve with a cold glass of milk. Made with zero preservatives in the mix, requiring no utensils to be enjoyed, and packaged on naturally biodegradable banana leaves, it favors both your individual health and the environment, in a uniquely Filipino way you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.
The Champ-Tuyo suman is among Budbud Gourmet Suman’s upcoming Savory line, where they expand their flavor line-up to include savory (even meal-inspired) elements and variants. While the brand has its own loyal following who, from its inception in 2002 and to this day, continue to patronize the brand (most flavors sell out as early as 9am at the weekend markets), it was owner Maribel van Hoven’s daughter Valeria who—upon brainstorming with friends, one of whom had suggested adding tuyo to Budbud Gourmet’s existing champorado-flavored variant—brought up the savory idea. “It could be a great way to feed people delicious food while keeping the environment plastic free,” she shares. Other savory variants are still in the works; in the meantime, you can catch the Champ-Tuyo suman, along with Budbud Gourmet Suman’s flavors, on your weekend market trips. Stash a few to keep in the fridge for the week for a unique meryenda treat.
Budbud Gourmet Suman
Purveyors of suman and budbud kabog in various flavors, including the new champorado-inspired Champ-Tuyo flavors.