When you think of root vegetables, the first kind of recipe to come to mind might not be a dessert. But as a Filipino, you must be aware of how one particular starchy root vegetable is essential to many of our sugary favorites. Plenty of local treats make use of cassava for its nutty flavor that adds a lot of excitement to a dish. For starters, you have the delightful Cassava Cake, and Ube Pichi Pichi. But there is so much more to discover, and have a hand at making at home. Such dishes will truly remind you of your favorite merienda moments.