Fiesta Suman Recipe

A favorite native delicacy just got a fruity twist!

Preparation Time

5 min.

Cooking Time

1 hr.

Serving Size



  • Dessert
  • Fruit
  • Del Monte Fruit Cocktail


  • - banana leaves
  • 1 can DEL MONTE Fiesta Fruit Cocktail (836g)
  • 2 pcs buko
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, brown
  • 1 kg cassava
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


1. Pass banana leaves over flame until slightly wilted. Cut into 7 x 10-inch pieces. Set aside.

2. Cook DEL MONTE Fiesta Fruit Cocktail selections and buko with 1/2 cup of brown sugar for 10 minutes. Remove from flame. Combine with cassava, vanilla and remaining brown sugar. Mix well.

3. Measure every 1/4 cup of cassava mixture and place on one end of cut out banana leaf. Roll then fold ends to seal. Steam for 35 minutes.

Lusog Notes

"This recipe provides vitamin C that not only helps resist infections and strengthen blood vessels, but also helps in the development of healthy gums and teeth.

Chef`s Tip

Heating the banana leaves makes them pliable and easy to work with so you can fold and roll the suman. It also gives a nice aroma to the dessert.

Cooking Skills Needed

  • Steaming
  • Simmering

Cooking Tools Needed

  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Pot
  • Spatula