Homestyle Pichi-pichi

This is one of my favorite Filipino delicacies! If you cook it just right, you could feel it melting in your mouth!


  • 2 cups grated cassava or 1 package (16 oz) frozen grated cassava
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 drops pandan essence
  • 1 tsp lye water (lihiya)
  • grated coconut for topping


  • Combine grated cassava, sugar, water and pandan essence.
  • Add lye water (lihiya) while mixing.
  • Pour into individual molds. (Tart molds or kutsinta molds)
  • Steam for 40 minutes or until the mixture becomes translucent.
  • Remove from the steamer and let the temperature cools down.
  • Remove from molds and roll over the grated coconut.


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Homestyle Pichi-pichi