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Pichi Pichi

Pichi Pichi is a soft and delicious dessert made from cassava and sugar. Laden with grated coconut or cheese, it's a perfect dessert you can make with just a few ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: filipino dessert, pichi pichi, pichi pichi recipe
Servings: 12
Author: Mia


  • 1 ½ cups grated fresh cassava or frozen (thaw before using)
  • 2 ¼ cups warm water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lye water
  • 1 tsp pandan extract
  • ¾ cup grated cheese coating
  • ¾ cup grated coconut coating


  • Peel cassava and wash. Using a cheese grater, grate the cassava using the side with the smallest holes.
  • Wrap grated cassava in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out the juice/water. Set aside and discard the juice.
  • If you're using frozen cassava, you don't have to squeeze the juice out and let it thaw before using it.
  • In a bowl, add water and sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves then tip-in the grated cassava. Add salt and lye water and stir until fully incorporated.
  • Divide the mixture into two then add pandan extract to the other half of the mixture. Transfer into molds and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Arrange in a steamer and steam for 40 - 45 minutes or until it sets. Remove from steamer and let it cool down completely.
  • When cooled down, scoop 1 1/2 tbsp of the pichi pichi and roll it grated coconut or cheese. Serve and enjoy. Bon appetit!



  1. Please follow the exact measurement of lye water.
  2. If using frozen grated cassava, thaw before using and there is no need to squeeze the juice out.