Lami ang “Budbud Kabug”!

The first time I heard of “Budbud Kabug” was from Dorla Perez-Villalon.

The first time I tried it was with Tess Lopez and Mercey Teves-Goni at a popular stall at the Dumaguete Public Market.

“Kabug” means “bat” in Cebuano but I don’t understand what it has to do with the “suman”…

Yes, it was different and yummy!!!   🙂   🙂   🙂



  1. Francois Gouttes said,

    March 7, 2015 at 5:17 am

    Can you give me the contact of the millet dealer in Dumaguete please? (or in Cebu or anywhere else in the Visayas).
    I wish to buy the raw millet grain to offer it to my customers in my health food shop … to be consumed as a grain, like rice or amaranth …
    Thanks in advance for any related information

  2. Amy Schueller said,

    December 15, 2010 at 5:07 am

    Do you have a recipe for budbud kabog? I’d like to try to make them


    September 7, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Budbud kabog is a term for a black suman which is the color of the bat. Actually directly saying it is -black suman- and the millet used are the purple, brown or black variety.

    Actually millet has 2 species based on the dealer in Dumaguete, the black millet and the brown or light brown (same as rice husk color).

    There are homemade millet cakes (yes oven flat cake) made from pure millet, coconut wine and raw sugar in Balamban Terminal Cebu Province. Once you tasted it, you will not forget Soutwestern Cebu especially Balamban Town. They call it -Bingka nga Dawa.

  4. Anne Trajano said,

    June 30, 2010 at 11:38 am

    “Budbud” is Cebuano term for “suman”.
    “Kabug” refers to the millet used to make this “kakanin”.
    Commonly known in Dumaguete, “budbud kabug” is made from millet cooked in coconut milk.

  5. chuchi constantino said,

    June 12, 2010 at 5:43 am

    this is from Market Man’s blog who wrote the recipe for the delicious budbud kabug. Engr. Sansin G. Dio Mabolo, Cebu City wrote the comment below:
    Actually Kabog is a native cereal staple food by Cebuanos long before the Spanish colonizer came into the Philippines.
    Not corn or rice but Kabog (millet) is the staple food as what Spanish writer wrote (you can see this documents at Museo sa Sugbo(Cebu Museum). The millet species used before was Panicum milliaceum – that is kabog or borona in Cebuano.

    Some Cebuanos have plantation of Kabog in some parts of the province of Cebu notably the Mid-North Area which Borbon and Tabogon town belong.

    Engr. Sansin G. Dio
    Mabolo, Cebu City

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