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Pichi-Pichi another all-time Filipino snack

Pichi-Pichi another all-time Filipino snack

Pichi-Pichi is a kakanin that is very popular here in the Philippines. This is made from grated cassava with some coconut milk and sugar. Some add pandan extracts to add more flavor and it is cooked using a steamer.

When I was a kid, there was this old lady that used to sell these treats on a stick. A stick with 3 pieces of pichi-pichi is worth only P5.00. That time 2 sticks is enough to make bloated. Today a grown-up man with a big appetite will never be satisfied with 5 sticks of pichi-pichi.. lol…

A kilo of cassava or kamoteng kahoy is enough to feed more than 10 people. The process of making this cute and yummy fellows is simple, but not easy to make. In fact, it takes lots of patience just to grate the cassava. It’s like grating woods. So, make sure that you have someone with you when you will make this treats.

This is also coated with grated coconut to add more flavors

Here are the ingredients:

  • 3 cups grated cassava
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Pandan Extract (Optional)


  1. Combine coconut milk and sugar and mix well. Make sure that all the sugar will be diluted in the water. Set aside.
  2. Combine with the grated cassava and other ingredients except the grated coconut. Mix Well.
  3. Make small circles from the mixture, usually it is flat oval shape. For us to save time and steamer space we make it into balls.
  4. Steam for 1 hour and allow to cool down.
  5. Roll the balls into grated coconut.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

Warning: This is very addicting, beware.. Lol..

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I am Ringo and allow me to say not an ordinary man. I’ve been working home base since 2009 and as of now, has no plans of returning to corporate. Web designer. Frustrated chef. Foodie. Good son (ehem!). Good father (to two labrador retrievers). And, a servant of God.

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