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Cassava Suman Recipe, another Filipino native “kakanin” that is good for snacks.  It consists of grated coconut and cassava wrapped in banana leaves. It is sweet, chewy and regularly brown in color. It is one of the older Filipino desserts or snacks. For another variation, chocolate fillings can be added inside the cassava.

Preparation Time: 00:25
Cooking Time: 00:30
Servings: Makes 15 pcs.
cassava suman

Cassava Suman Ingredients:

  • 3 cups or ½-kilo finely grated cassava
  • 1 cup finely grated coconut
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 15 pieces of banana leaves cut into 7 x 10 inches  (blanched)

Cassava Suman Cooking Instructions:

  • Combine grated cassava, grated coconut and sugar.
  • Place measured amounts of cassava mixture on each piece of banana leaf.
  • Roll Banana leaf, enclosing filling and fold both ends.
  • Keep each suman 1.25 cm thick, 4 cm wide and 12.5 cm long.
  • Tie the suman in pairs loosely and keep them in shape.
  • Arrange on steamer rack in a staggered pile.  Steam for 30 minutes, counting time when live steam starts to form.
  • Keep the steamer well-supplied with water to prevent drying out.
  • Serve hot or chilled with latik.

cassava suman recipe

Published on: Jan 25, 2011

Updated on : 04-Apr 05, 2012

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6 Responses

  1. catherine

    February 15th, 2011 at 6:35 pm


    i love cassava suman. it is very delicious and yummy…

  2. Dess Calanog-Omac

    April 20th, 2011 at 5:20 am


    Thank you so much. I cook a lot of Filipino dishes, but like the majority of housewives, I do not ordinarily measure my ingredients, thus, the taste of my cooking sometimes vary from time to time. Your recipes make me more assured that my cooking, which includes of course my personal touch and style which others may refer to as “secret”, will be the same at anytime and at anyplace.

    God bless you. You do a great service to God’s children.

  3. JI

    August 22nd, 2011 at 3:35 am



  4. Gemma|My Dailies

    May 1st, 2012 at 12:10 am


    OMG!! love this!!!! gawin ko to!!!! bookmarking po… thanks!!!

  5. Vickie

    August 17th, 2014 at 7:49 pm


    Thanks you for this delish sounding recipe..I love coconut so will try this..I enjoy your authentic recipes/culture..I pinned this one too..thanks so much..will follow you on fb too.

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