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Also known as Cassava Suman and Alupi in Ilonggo. 

A simple recipe and steamed Filipino delicacy that is not to sweet and chewy to bite. 


1 1/2 cup grated cassava, drained

1 cup young coconut, drained

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

Banana leaves, cut into 10x10

Cooking Procedure:

Mix cassava, young coconut and sugar in a bowl. Mix well and set aside.

Rise and wipe the banana leaves. Pass the banana leaves one by one over the flame to make it easy to fold. 

Place a piece of banana leaf on a flat surface. Scoop 1 tablespoon and a half on the banana leaf. Wrap tightly and fold both end. 

Arrange on a steamer and steam for an hour. 

Remove from heat. Allow to cool for few minutes and serve. 

With the mixture and measurement you can make around 10-12 pieces of cassava suman.


  1. Pwede ba yung frozen cassava grated ang gamitin instead of fresh?

  2. Hi Ann, yes you can. Make sure defrosted all the way. Thats what i use too. Save me less time. Good luck

  3. where do you find the young coconut? pwede yong from the bottle and its sugarred ?

  4. Kailangan bang pigain pa ang cassava?

  5. Pigain ang cassava? I would say yes para hindi watery after steaming and to remove the extra starch. Kahit one piga lang.

  6. Coconut sa bottle if I am not mistaken is Macapuno, you can use that but make sure to rinse a little in running water or reduce the sugar unless you want it sweeter.