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How to Make Espasol

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Native Delicacies
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 30 pieces


  • 1 cup malagkit glutinous rice
  • 4 cups rice flour toasted until light brown
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups toasted shredded coconut
  • Anise seeds


How to make espasol:

  • Boil the malagkit. Place sugar, anise seeds and coconut milk in a saucepan; let boil until thick.
  • Add toasted shredded coconut and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add boiled malagkit, stir and cook until thick.
  • Remove from fire and add 3 cups toasted rice flour.
  • Mix with a wooden spoon and pass through a cornmeal grinder.
  • Divide into 2 parts and roll (about 2 1/2-inch in diameter). using the rest of the rice flour for rolling.
  • Slice into 1/2-inch thick pieces. Yield: 30 pieces.