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No need to travel to Pangasinan this Christmas to experience their famous native coconut delicacy, the tupig. With no special equipment needed, follow this very simple and quick tupig recipe to make one at the comfort of your homes!


Tupig is a native delicacy from Pangasinan which is made from a sweet glutinous mixture with bits of shredded coconut wrapped in banana leaves. The word tupig means “flattened”. When you see one, you might notice that tupig resembles a flat log. Tupig also goes with other names like intemtem or kangkanen. It can be traced back from history that tupig was originally made during Christmas and were given to the carollers. Tupig then became commercially popular and now a famous pasalubong which goes with different flavors like pandan, ube and guava.


If you ever had a tupig before, you may remember it as a not appetizing due to its charred banana leaf wrapper. Tupig is traditionally cooked above charcoal to have that smokey and charred flavor. Here we present an easier version of tupig preparation which can be done at home.

To make the tupig, simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Tupig originally uses muscovado sugar or molasses but since they are a bit expensive and sometimes rare, we will use brown sugar as a substitute. After you made the tupig mixture, prepare the banana leaves. Remember to clean them before using. The next steps will involve transferring the tupig mixture into banana leaves. Wrapping them in banana leaves adds flavor of freshness to every piece. Unlike other banana-leaf-wrapped delicacies like rice suman, the sides of the banana leaves used in tupig is not folded or closed.

Some modern ways of cooking tupig is with the use of stove and the oven. In this version, the tupig will be cooked in a pan. Fun, right? No special equipments needed! Arrange the rolled tupig pieces in a flat pan and simply heat them until char forms on the banana leaves. Once the tupig becomes firm, then it is ready to be served.


Course: Filipino Recipes, Snacks




  • 3 coconut meat (shredded)

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • 3 cups glutinous rice flour

  • banana leaves

  • oil


  • In a large bowl, add all the dry ingredients and mix well until fully-combined. Add coconut milk gradually and mix until well-incorporated.
  • Cut the banana leaves in small rectangles and brush with some oil. Place around 2 scoops of tupig filling. Roll the leaf without closing the sides. Do these steps with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Arrange the tupig pieces in a pan. Flip them to cook the other side.
  • When the insides are firm, remove the tupig pieces from the pan and transfer to a serving plate.
  • Serve the tupig with your favorite hot drink. Remove the banana leaf wrapper before eating. Enjoy!

Paano Magluto ng Tupig


  • 3 niyog (kinayod)
  • 1 tasa ng asukal na pula
  • 1 tasa ng gata
  • 3 tasa ng glutinous rice flour
  • dahon ng saging
  • mantika


  1. Sa isang malaking bowl, ilagay lahat ng dry ingredients at haluin ng mabuti. Ilagay ang gata ng paunti-unti at haluin hanggang wala nang lumps.
  2. Gupitin ang mga dahon ng saging ng rectangles at ibrush ang mga ito ng mantika. Maglagay ng 2 kutsara ng tupig filling. Iroll ang mga dahon. Wag isara ang mga gilid nito. Gawin ang mga steps na ito hanggang magamit ang lahat ng ingredients.
  3. I-arrange ang tupig sa flat na kawali. Baliktarin ito para maluto ang kabilang side.
  4. Kapag medyo matigas na ang tupig, ilipat na ang mga ito sa serving plate.
  5. Iserve ang tupig kasama ang iyong paboritong kape o tsaa. Alisin ang dahon ng saging bago kainin. Enjoy!
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