Our friend just came in from a month vacation in the Philippines and brought this delicacy from their hometown in Batangas City.
Suman, in general, is a product made of sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves, steamed, then served with sauce made of melted sugar with coconut milk. Sumang magkayakap of Batangas, particularly in Tanauan City, are called as such because two sumans are tied together, appearing to be embracing each one. Yakap is the Tagalog translation for embrace.
Sumang Magkayakap Festival is part of the annual celebration of the cityhood of Tanauan held on the 10th day of March.