Steamed cassava rolls wrapped in banana leaves

All people love khổng lồ eat sweet food lượt thích desserts. It helps them to reduce their bức xúc whenever they get pressure. It is their sweet escape. 

It could be Chocolate, milk, vanilla, or any sweet dish, including rice cake recipes as a dessert that could give you what you want & what you need. 

Having a dish that could help you cook a sweet dessert that would satisfy your cravings is necessary. So, here are the insights on how to make the Cassava Suman in the town!

We want you khổng lồ explore Filipino dishes, so we offer you all the variations, ideas, và other methods to lớn cook these rice dessert recipes, and of course, how could you make it special. 

Thus, reading about the dish is not enough. Hence, get ready your notes & pen to menu down all the ingredients, ideas, ways to lớn cook, & tips lớn make this amazing dish extraordinary. 

What is Cassava Suman

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Cassava Suman is another traditional Filipino rice cake cuisine: grated Cassava, sugar, coconut milk, & other flavorings và then wrapped in banana leaves. 

Cassava Suman is a type of moist cake usually & commonly served during special occasions like a fiesta, birthday parties, weddings, baptismal và other gatherings. But, it could also eat it as a snack or dessert after a meal. 

On the other hand, Suman is a classic "kakanin" or rice cake originally made from the Philippines. This dish's main ingredient is the glutinous rice cooked in "kakang gata" or coconut milk, then often wrapped in gata, banana, or buri palm leaves then steamed. The dish is usually và commonly served with sugar or laden with latik. 

This Suman is another type of delicacy that originates in the Philippines. It is a variation of the traditional Suman recipes, leveling it up lớn another amazing dish. Instead of glutinous rice, they use grated Cassava as the main ingredient in this wonderful dish. 

This dish has various names depending upon where you are living in the region in the Philippines. Usually, in Tagalog, they call it "Sumang Kamoteng kahoy." But for those who live in the Bicol region, they commonly named it "Suman Balinghoy," while in Samar, they điện thoại tư vấn it "Kurukod," and in Bisaya, they usually điện thoại tư vấn it "Bud-Bud Balanghoy." 

Overall, this featured dish would surely help you explore this Filipino dessert dish và love the culture, tradition, and cooking style of Filipinos. 

Ways to lớn Cook Cassava Suman Recipes

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You may use many cooking techniques in making different dishes, but here are the three common cooking techniques that you could use in cooking the featured dish. So, let us discover & try these ways of cooking. 


Steaming is a way of cooking that uses steam. This type of cooking usually used a food steamer as their kitchen appliance to lớn cook food easily. It is the most healthy technique for cooking food today. 

This way of cooking is the traditional technique of cooking this dish. After mixing all the ingredients và wrapping it in banana leaves, you have to lớn place it in a steamer with boiled water below, then cook it for about 30 to lớn 35 minutes of cooking time. 

Pressure Cooker

Another method of cooking this Suman is in a pressure cooker. 

Pressure cooking is a way of cooking food today using a sealed vessel or a pressure cooker with high steam pressure employing a water-based cooking liquid. The high pressure reduces boiling và allows the cooking temperature lớn go around above 212 degrees Fahrenheit. 

You could cook the dish far more quickly than steaming it for 30 khổng lồ 35 mins in this method. The process of mixing the ingredients for the dish is the same. The only difference is the way of cooking the dish. 

In this method, the wrapper with banana leaves comes out cleaner than cooking it another way. 

Instant pot

Aside from the first two techniques of cooking the featured dish, there is also instant pot cooking. 

It is very similar to lớn the pressure cooking method. The main difference between the two is that you have lớn use a pressure cooker in pressure cooking & make sure that you have an average cooking temperature of 212 degrees Fahrenheit. 

In Instant pot cooking, you have lớn use the multi-cooker appliance, which allows you khổng lồ easily set how long you want your featured dish khổng lồ cook. It doesn't require putting a lot of water in the pot. 

Just like the pressure cooking method, the wrapper comes out cleaner, & the process of mixing all the ingredients before cooking is the same. 

Other Delicious Variants & Recipes

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Here are five variations of the featured menu that would help you when you try making this dish. 

Cassava Suman With cheese

This variant is no different from the classic and traditional Sumang kamoteng kahoy dish. All the ingredients, mixing the ingredients, và even cooking it is no different at all. The only thing that this variant ahead is the additional cheese ingredient. 

You could either grate it at the đứng top of the featured dish or place it inside the Suman to lớn make it as a filling. Either way would make this recipe an extraordinary dish lớn serve with your loved ones. 

With Chocolate

Are you a chocolate lover? do you want to màn chơi up your favorite Suman mãng cầu Cassava? Well, if that's the case, then this version would kick your taste buds! 

This version, just lượt thích the first one with cheese, could bởi vì the same. You could either grate the Chocolate if you want khổng lồ use a bar of Chocolate. You could also make it as a filling. Moreover, you could make a chocolate syrup instead then pour it out that could serve as the sauce of the featured dish. 

With coconut

Aside from the first two variants of the featured dish, here is another one in which those grated coconut meat lovers would love this dish repeatedly. 

This variation uses the same cooking method, making the featured dish and all the ingredients. Instead of serving it with cheese & Chocolate, you could use grated coconut to sprinkle at the đứng top of the dish or on the side. 

With condensed milk

On the other hand, this variation with condensed milk is another amazing version of the dish. You could pour out at the top of the featured dish that serves as its sauce to make it sweeter for those who have sweet teeth.

The ingredients, process of mixing the ingredients, và even cooking are all the same. The only difference is the sauce of the featured dish is the condensed milk.

With Bukayo

Bukayo is another Pinoy sweet dish served as a dessert or garnished in other dishes, traditionally a sweetened coconut strip in a circular shape. It is a combination of shredded bits of gelatinous, young coconut in water and caramelized sugarcane muscovado sugar. 

This variant is very common in many areas in the Philippines. They used it as a filling in the featured dish, which gave an additional flavor và taste. 

The ingredients, process of making, & the ways to lớn cook it are all the same. The difference of this dish from the other version is the Bukayo used as the filling in the featured dish. 

Trivia about Cassava Suman Recipes

Did you know that Cassava is an ingredient widely grown in the world's tropical & subtropical regions? Yes, that's true! 

In the United States of America và Europe, countries commonly called it Manioc or Yuca. But in the Philippines, they called it Kamoteng kahoy. 

It is a staple food crop commonly used in varieties of culinary applications lượt thích noodles, chips, bread, cakes, và alcoholic beverages. It is also a starchy tuberous root that contains cyanogenic glucosides. This crop should not eat raw or undercooked because it has potential toxicity that could be a hazard for your health.

There are also two types of Cassava: the bitter and sweet one. The bitter Cassava requires large-scale processing and uses this type in making starches và flours. On the other hand, the sweet type is safe to eat và to use in cooking. This type is usually and commonly sold as frozen or fresh in the market. 


Since the featured dish is a dessert type of food, you might think it is very easy lớn make it. But, the featured dish is a kakanin dish. Let us help you in making the dish better & tastier. So, we would give you some notes và tips on how to lớn make Suman properly. 

First thing first, make sure that all the ingredients you need when you cook it is ready. Wash all the ingredients, especially the wrapper that you are going to use. Then, move khổng lồ mix the ingredients very well. Welt the banana leaves before using it in wrapping the dish. If you are about to lớn wrap your Suman dish, ensure that you secure both the top and bottom parts. 

Troubleshooting when cooking these recipes

Making the featured dish without vast knowledge is difficult. Error is very common. Thus, we want lớn help you lớn find a solution if và only if you make an error creating the featured dish. Here are some troubleshooting ideas for this amazing dish. 

If you want the wrapper khổng lồ look nicer & beautiful instead of welting it in a stove, try using an iron lớn welt it. If you accidentally buy frozen Cassava, you could thaw the Cassava and squeeze out all the liquid using a cheesecloth. 

Best Serve With

Any dish without dessert is plain & boring. As we featured our menu in this article, we would provide you with a few possible cuisines that would complement the featured dish very well. 

Coke/Sprite- is a type of beverage usually and commonly served with dessert recipes like the featured dish lớn make its taste stand out. Coffee - is the perfect morning beverage served with Suman cassava, which complements very well with it. Hot Chocolate- is another beverage that is very suitable for the featured dish since it has a sweet-bitter taste flavor. 


Hopefully, after reading this article, you manage your expectation in preparing, cooking, & making the featured dish. If you are a rice cake lover, this dish is suitable for exploring more and diving into different varieties, flavors, và tastes. 

Cooking is a journey. You could experiment và enjoy it at the same time. If you are a beginner và a stranger in Filipino cuisines but determined to lớn try cooking và making it, Don't worry! We would help you by giving you all the insights about the dish that you want to lớn try. 

So, what are you waiting for now? Let's start creating the featured dish and level it up to lớn another incredible dish that everybody would love when you serve it.