Filipino Native Food · Merienda

Turon Malagkit (Lebak)


Turon Malagkit of Sultan Kudarat

Lebak is turon made of malagkit or glutinous rice. It is a native merienda delicacy in Sultan Kudarat. It’s a new twist of the traditional turon made of banana. You can also add langka and ube for variety. You must try it, ultimate turon ever!

Photo by Romela Andan


½ kilo glutinous rice or malagkit
1/2 kilo brown sugar
1 cup coconut milk
Turon wrapper
Oil for frying


In a pot, cook the malagkit with the coconut milk. Stir it occasionally to prevent sticking at the bottom. Once cooked, transfer it in a bowl and let it cool.

Scoop a spoonful of the cooked malagkit and dip/coat it in brown sugar.

Then start shaping and wrapping it with the turon wrapper. If preffered, add ripe langka strips or ube for additional flavors or variety.

Keep wrapping until all ingredients are used up.

How to Cook Turon:
In a frying pan over low-medium heat, pour a cup of oil. Make sure that the oil is hot before putting a tablespoon of brown sugar.

When the sugar starts to float, add the wrapped pieces and start frying stir to coat your lumpia with melted sugar caramel. But don’t overcook. Just add more sugar as you cook more turon.

Finally, drain the turon to remove excess oil.

Serve it hot or cold. Enjoy!!