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pichi-pichi with different flavors and coated with grated coconut on a wooden serving platter
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3.36 from 17 votes


Pichi-pichi is a Filipino delicacy made of grated cassava and coconut juice. Soft, chewy and coated with grated coconut, this steamed cake is delicious as a snack or dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Cooling30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 24 Pieces
Calories: 119kcal


  • 1 package (16 ounces or two cups) frozen grated cassava, thawed
  • 2 cups coconut juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lye water
  • 3 drops Ube Food Coloring, optional
  • 2 drops Pandan Extract, optional
  • 2 cups grated mature coconut
  • shredded cheese, optional


  • Bring water to a boil in the bottom of a steamer.
  • In a bowl, combine cassava, coconut juice, and sugar. Mix well until sugar is dissolved. Add lye water and mix well.
  • If using food color and extracts, divide the mixture into three small bowls. Add a few drops of ube coloring in one bowl and pandan extract on the second bowl. Leave the third plain.
  • Let stand for about 30 minutes to one hour.
  • Pour into individual molds and arrange molds in a steamer. Steam for about 40 to 50 minutes or until translucent and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from steamer and refrigerate to about 20 to 30 minutes to completely cool and set.
  • Remove from molds and roll in coconut to fully coat. If preferred, roll half of the batch in shredded cheese for variety.



Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg