Tupig Ilocos Recipe

This famous native kakanin from Ilocos is a perfect partner for hot coffee or chocolate! You can easily make tupig at home and enjoy it with your family or add to your food business.
Tupig Ilocos Recipe
Tupig, wrapped in banana leaves and grilled.


  • 3 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 2 cups young coconut strips
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup melted margarine
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 12-15 pcs banana leaves, cut into rectangles


  1. To prep the banana leaves, heat them until glossy on gas stove. This will make them pliable and easy to handle.
  2. Wipe cooking oil on both sides of the banana leaves. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine young coconut strips and brown sugar. Add coconut milk and melted margarine. Stir well.
  4. Gradually add glutinous rice flour while stirring. Stir until all ingredients are incorporated.
  5. Get a piece of banana leaf. Put about 2 tbsp of the mixture near the center of the leaf. Fold the leaf firmly into a tube. Repeat this step until all of the mixture is consumed.
  6. Put the tupig into a grill pan over med-high heat. Turn several times until the leaves are charred. Remove from heat when done. (You can also do charcoal grill for added smoky flavor. This is also the traditional way of cooking tupig.)
  7. Serve and enjoy your Tupig Ilocos!

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