Nilupak Recipe

One of the most favorite native dishes on the Filipino cuisine is this Nilupak. It is commonly prepared in provinces as snacks. Though, there are varieties of it depending on the ingredients used, the recipe we have here is applicable be it using cassava, or banana. Nulupak have different names as well, regions by regions they called in on their native way. Perfect for snack times, try this recipe at home and indulge yourself to this soft, and sweet kakanin treat. Flavored by grated coconut, sugar, margarine and pinipig, surely this native dish will be a hit once you put in on your table. Great for simple gatherings and family or friends bonding, or perhaps if you have balik bayan visitors. Surely they would be delighted as they missed the Filipino cuisines. Especially those dishes that uses coconut that is commonly used by Filipinos on cooking. Add this to your file of recipes next to cook and prepare and enjoy this sweet, delicious nilupak.

Nilupak Recipe
  • 10 bananas (saba) or cassava, boiled and sliced
  • 3 cups grated coconut
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup margarine
  • ½ cup pinipig, toasted and ground finely (optional)
  1. In a wood or marble mortar, pound bananas or cassava. (Ingredients can also be ground)
  2. Add grated coconut and sugar gradually, then pound.
  3. Turn over the mixture with a big spoon.
  4. Add margarine and pound further until. Soft and smooth.
  5. Shape nilupak into small cakes or serve in saucers.
  6. Sprinkle with pinipig, if desired.


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