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Pichi pichi is a yummy steamed Filipino snack made of cassava and flavored with pandan and grated coconut. They are usually sold by street vendors and best for merienda. Today, I’m gonna show you how to cook pichi pichi. In this recipe, I used fresh cassava and grated it.

How to Cook Pichi-pichi

Cooking pichi-pichi is pretty easy and simple. All you need to do is to combine all the ingredients, put them in molders and steam. After steaming, coat it with desired coating but usually, shredded coconut is used. Grated cheese can also be a good alternative if coconut is not available.

If you are using fresh cassava root, start the cooking by peeling the cassava. Wash it until spotless. Then, time to grate. There are different varieties of cassava. Some may be have a lot of juice on it so you need to squeeze some of it after grating. That’s when you can add the rest of the ingredients.

But if fresh cassava is not available, you can go for frozen grated cassava. They are usually available in Asian stores or supermarket (in the frozen section). You just need to thaw it before using. If the grated cassava has too much liquid on it, just press to remove the excess.

Pichi Pichi Recipe

If you are looking for how to make pichi pichi or how to cook pichi pichi then this recipe is for you. This sweet and delicious recipe for pichi pichi with cheese is with pichi pichi lye water. If you are looking for pichi pichi without lye water, you can try to make this without using lye water. you can add ube essence and color to look like ube pichi pichi recipe. This is pichi pichi using cassava flour and that makes this more delicious and cheap. We hope you will enjoy our recipe


Course: SnacksCuisine: Filipino




  • 2 cups grated fresh cassava

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/2 tsp pandan essence

  • 1/2 tsp lye water (lihiya)

  • grated coconut (coating)

  • grated cheese (coating) optional


  • Squeeze cassava to remove excess juice.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine squeezed cassava, water and sugar. Mix well.
  • Add pandan essense and lye water. Mix well.
  • Grease molds. Put mixture to each mold. STEAM FOR 30 minutes (longer for larger molds. I used medium-sized molds)
  • After 30 minutes or when the mixture changed color, remove from heat. Let it cool before removing from mold. Coat with desired coating.

Enjoy!! (Read recipes notes below for more details….)


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