Nilupak / Negosyo Recipes

Do you miss the nilupak your grandmother used to make? Here is a recipe you can follow to replicate it at your home!

Nilupak is a classic Pinoy delicacy that is made of mashed starchy food, traditionally mixed with coconut milk and sugar, and topped with margarine. Nowadays, condensed milk is used, together with butter or cheese as toppings. Cassava and unripe bananas are the most commonly used ingredients. In this recipe, unripe bananas, particularly saba, are used.

The term nilupak means mashed or pounded, which is what this delicacy looks like. There are different types of nilupak according to what ingredient is used. Have you heard about halayang calabasa? Yes, squash can be made into nilupak. Maybe the other famous nilupak is halaya, but it is called differently. Nilupak na ube is popularly known as ube halaya, ube jam, or halayang ube.

Ready to make a wonderful afternoon treat? Enjoy!


  • Saging na Saba (unripe) boiled
  • Sugar
  • Condensed milk
  • Cheese
  • Margarine or Butter


  1. Peel boiled banana/ Saging na saba and put in lusong/ mortar wood.
  2. Smashed it and seasoned with sugar, condensed milk and margarine.
  3. Removed from the mortar and put margarine on top then sprinkle with grated cheese.
  4. Serve and enjoy