Nilupak is a snack dish in the Philippines made out of either mashed cassava, sweet potatoes or cardaba bananas wrapped in banana lead and served with margarine.
I remember my grandmother used to make these when I was a child and I totally forgotten about this snack until recently I saw one served in a Filipino gathering we had attended. I immediately noted it down so I can remember to cook it at a later time. There are several challenges in making this one as authentic as possible as we don’t have the proper fresh ingredients here so I ended up using all frozen items, like the banana leaf and cassava. For the grated coconuts I used desiccated coconut soaked in coconut milk to achieve the same effect. I can say it was a success and ended up bringing some of it to another gathering we attended where it was devoured in a matter of seconds.