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Cassava Suman

Cassava Suman is one of the popular Filipino delicacy (kakanin) made of grated cassava, coconut cream and sugar made special with latik and shredded young coconut meat.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword cassava suman, Cassava suman recipe, cassava suman with latik and young coconut meat, how to make cassava suman
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 238 kcal


  • 2 cups grated cassava (frozen, 1 lb, 16 oz)
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut cream in can
  • 3 tablespoons latik optional
  • ½ cup young coconut strips optional
  • 6 wilted banana leaves
US Customary - Metric


  1. Place canned coconut milk in the fridge for 2 hours. When opening the can, cream has formed on the top layer. It is best to use the cream instead of the liquid portion.

  2. Prepare 6 wilted banana leaves measuring about 6 inches wide by 10 inches long.

  3. Wash banana leaves and pat dry with paper towel. Turn the stove on low and pass both sides of the leaf on top of the burner until soft and flexible. Set aside.

  4. Add grated cassava and sugar in a bowl. Mix well.
  5. Stir in the coconut cream.
  6. Lay a banana leaf and place ½ cup of cassava mixture, 1 ½ inches away from the edge of the banana leaf. Spread cassava mixture thinly about 5 inches long forming a log.

  7. Add latik and shredded young coconut meat on top of cassava mixture.

  8. Fold the edge of the banana leaf covering the cassava mixture and roll tightly. Be careful not to tear the leaf. Fold and tie both ends with a twine or banana leaf strips. Repeat the process.

  9. On a wide deep skillet, add and boil water enough to cover the cassava suman. When water is boiling, lower heat. Add and submerge the cassava suman in water and simmer for 45 minutes. When done, place cassava suman in a strainer to drain water.

  10. Serve warm or cold. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Cassava Suman
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 255mg7%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 14.9mg18%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.