Pasung, another Tausug delicacy

“The Best of Home-Cooked Halal Tausug-Filipino Dishes“

With Maria Fhebie Ortil

Assalamu Alaykum!

I consider the Number 27th as the luckiest number in these series of issues of Philippine Muslim Today with an inclusive week of Dec 18-24 2020.

This time I am going to discuss with our readers about PASUNG, another Tausug delicacy popularly served in most of the coffee shops and restaurants in downtown Jolo, the Capital town of the Province of Sulu.

As usual Pasung is among the popular delicacies listed in The Best of Home-Cooked Halal Tausug-Filipino Dishes, a handy Tausug cookbook written by Tausug Chef Abdulaziz H. Hamsain.

Unlike in other list of ingredients of other delicacies, cooking of Pasung entails only few ingredients and simple procedures that can be easily followed.

Now try to prepare a Pasung for your merienda and for your guests as well. I am optimistic your guests will like its delicious taste too.

As listed below the main ingredients are flour, coconut milk or gata, and simply brown sugar to make the taste sweet to your palate.

Serves 2-3


-3 cups of coconut milk
-½ kilo sugar (brown)
-½ kilo of flour 
-Banana leaves 


  1. Form a medium size cone shape from the banana leaves.
  2. Mix all three ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Arrange the cone-shaped banana leaves vertically in a steamer, fill half of the banana leaves with the mixed ingredients.
  4. Steam for about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Let it cool then serve.

*Best served during merienda or snacks.

PASUNG: This is another Tausug delicacy popularly served in most Coffee Shops in downtown Jolo in the Province of Sulu, one of the provinces belonging to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). Photo by Abdulaziz H. Hamsain

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