Cassava Suman Recipe

April 5, 2012
(Last Updated On: November 1, 2018)

How to cook Cassava Suman

Cassava Suman Recipe, another Filipino native “kakanin” that is good for snacks.  It consists of grated coconut and grated Kamoteng Kahoy (cassava) wrapped in banana leaves. It is sweet, chewy and very delicious.

It is one of the older Filipino desserts or snacks. For another variation, chocolate fillings can be added inside the cassava.  Other Suman recipes that we offer are the following; Suman sa Gata, Suman sa Ibos, and Suman sa Lihiya

Cassava Suman Recipe

Cassava Suman Ingredients and Cooking Procedure:

Cassava Suman Recipe


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Cassava Suman Recipe

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 15
Author: Eduardo Joven


  • 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


  • 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

Cassava Suman Recipe is one of the older Filipino desserts, it is consists of grated coconut and cassava wrapped in banana leaves, and is sweet and chewy delicious.


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    August 17, 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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    May 1, 2012 at 12:10 am

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    Dess Calanog-Omac

    April 20, 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.

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    February 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

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

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