Illocano Tupig

(2019 Pairings - Asia - Philippines) A classic Ilocan street snack made with glutinous rice “malagkit”, diced mango, fresh coconut milk, and shredded young coconut all wrapped in fresh banana leaves and grilled over hot charcoals.

Illocano Tupig

Total TimeTotal Time: 20 minutes



2 cups DOLE Chef-Ready Cuts Mango Cubes thawed

1-½ lbs glutinous rice flour

1-½ cups brown sugar

2 cups sweetened shredded coconut

2 cups coconut milk

10 each banana leaves fresh or frozen

as needed canola oil


  1. In large bowl, mix mango cubes, rice flour, brown sugar, shredded coconut and coconut milk until well combined.

  2. Lightly brush banana leaves with oil and add 3 Tablespoons of mixture to each banana leaf.

  3. Heat grill to high.

  4. Roll each leaf into a cylinder shape to cover all filling. Place leaves over grill and cook for 5 minutes on each side and until filling becomes firm.

  5. To serve place one charred banana leaf roll onto serving plate; serve immediately.

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