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Cassava Suman

Cassava Suman is a Filipino delicacy of steaming a mixture of grated cassava, coconut milk, and sugar in banana leaves. Try this great Cassava recipe now!Cassava Suman is a Filipino delicacy of steaming a mixture of grated cassava, coconut milk, and sugar in banana leaves. Try this great Cassava recipe now! | www.foxyfolksy.com

Cassava Suman is known by various names, depending on where you live in the Philippines. Tagalogs call it ‘Sumang Kamoteng Kahoy’. It is ‘Suman Balinghoy’ for those in Bicol or ‘Bud-bud Balanghoy’ in Visaya and ‘Kurukod’ in Samar. I am pretty sure there are other names for it, but they all pertain to this simple but delicious, sticky, sweet delicacy.

Cassava Suman is a Filipino delicacy of steaming a mixture of grated cassava, coconut milk, and sugar in banana leaves. Try this great Cassava recipe now! | www.foxyfolksy.com

Cassava Suman is a Filipino delicacy of steaming a mixture of grated cassava, coconut milk, and sugar in banana leaves. Try this great Cassava recipe now! | www.foxyfolksy.comOriginally, it only has three basic ingredients but others like to add coconut meat to it to make it more special. I, however, use desiccated coconut instead of the fresh meat. First, it is easier to procure here in Germany, second, lesser work as you can skip the shredding or chopping of the coconut meat. Lastly, I like the texture of the suman after adding desiccated coconut into the mixture, it makes it firmer. By the way, for those who are not familiar what a coconut shredder or stripper is, it is a tool, usually made of wood with a thin tin tip formed into small circles to make strips of coconut.  

Cassava Suman is a Filipino delicacy of steaming a mixture of grated cassava, coconut milk, and sugar in banana leaves. Try this great Cassava recipe now! | www.foxyfolksy.com

If you are looking for other cassava recipes, do try Pichi Pichi or Cassava Cake. Or if you are interested in other suman recipes, then check out my post for Suman sa Lihiya.

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Cassava Suman

Cassava Suman is a Filipino delicacy of steaming a mixture of grated cassava, coconut milk, and sugar in banana leaves. Try this great Cassava recipe now!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Asian, Filipino
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 pieces
Calories 183 kcal
Author Bebs

Ingredients

  • 2 cups grated cassava
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut or fresh young coconut meat

FOR WRAPPING

  • banana leaves - about 6 inches (width)

Instructions

  1. If using frozen grated cassava, thaw and drain excess liquids by using a sieve.
  2. If using young coconut meat, either grate/shred or chop the meat finely.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  4. Wash the banana leaves with water and pat dry. Heat each leaf by running it real quick on top of your stove with the heat/fire on. This will make the banana leaves more pliable.
  5. Scoop two spoonfuls of the mixture and place near the edge of a leaf then form into a log. Roll towards the other end to enclose the filling and then fold both sides towards the middle to fully seal the filling inside.
  6. Arrange the rolled Cassava Suman in the top layer of a steamer with the folds facing down to prevent them from opening while steaming.
  7. Steam for 30-35 minutes.
  8. Remove the cassava suman from the steamer and let it cool down. You may serve it just slightly warm or cold.
Nutrition Facts
Cassava Suman
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Potassium 202mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 14g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 12.9%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 3.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Cassava Suman is a Filipino delicacy of steaming a mixture of grated cassava, coconut milk, and sugar in banana leaves. Try this great Cassava recipe now! | www.foxyfolksy.com

Bebs

Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
If you are looking for a recipe and it ain't here, make a request and I will try my best to make it for you!

This Post Has 8 Comments
  1. I have never heard of this delicacy before, so I must say I’m really curious to try it myself. Thank you for the recipe!

  2. Love all the recipes! I was looking for an easy Ukoy recipe and who would have thought I’d come across your site, my dear elementary classmate. I love to cook and I’m so glad I found foxyfolksy.com and giving it my thumbs up and 5 star ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ratings. Thanks for sharing all your fabolous Filipino recipes.

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