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Nilupak na Saging Recipe

Nilupak na Saging
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Linupak na saging is a delcious native recipe from the province. They use a big wooden mortar to mash the bananas. This classic process will give you a nostalgic feeling back in your childhood days of making Linupak na Saging. Simple recipe you can no longer easily find anywhere. Some people also call it “Linuyang.”
The new generation can never be compared to the olden days because its not just the old process or recipe, but the memory stringed to it, makes it special.
Cook it today, pass on Linupak na Saging recipe to your kids. This is truly classic and native.



  • 15 pcs. unripe saba, cooked and pounded (ilaga muna ang saging)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 coconut, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • margarine or butter

NOTES: Nilupak can either be saba (banana variety) or cassava, it’s a favorite merienda for Filipinos. Traditionally, Nilupak is prepared by pounding all the ingredients in a large mortal and pestle (lusong).If you dont have a mortal and pestle, use a blender or use a potato masher.


  1. Combine the above ingredients, and pound once more. Make sure the mixture is smooth and no lumps left. Mix till well blended.
  2. Arrange on a platter and cut into desired shapes.
  3. Brush with plenty of butter or margarine on top before serving. Serve it using hot, wilted banana leaves as a liner to infused more flavor. Enjoy!

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