I found grated cassava at South Supermarket Alabang which cost only P20.00 per icebag (makes about 2 cups) and made Pichi-pichi. I didn't have grated coconut at home so I decided to make it with cheese.
Thanks and kudos to South Supermarket for stocking this item. Making pichi-pichi, cassava pudding, cassava suman is now possible minus the hassle of peeling and grating the cassava (which can be difficult considering the hard peel and the hefty flesh). From the 20.00-bag you can make 20-25 pieces of pichi-pichi. Such a cheap thrill!
PICHI-PICHI WITH CHEESE
What's in it?
1 bag frozen grated cassava from South Supermarket (about 2 cups)
1 1/4 cups water
3/4 cup washed sugar*
1 tsp pandan or vanilla essence (optional)
grated cheddar cheese or grated coconut
In a bowl combine all ingredients except cheese. Stir well. Mixture will be runny. Pour into an aluminum or microwaveable tray or dish. Set aside.
Boil about 5 cups water in a pot. When water gets to a running boil, place the dish inside the steamer. Steam mixture for 5-10 minutes or until the mixture gels.
Remove from heat and lift by spoonfuls onto your plate of grated cheddar cheese or coconut. Toss to coat each piece. Serve with tea or ginger brew. Enjoy!
I prefer using washed sugar (slightly brown) because I find it more flavorful and it's being less refined than white sugar gets it more points in the health department. :)