Tagaytay is of one of the coconut producers in the Philippines. In the Philippines,”buko” means young coconut and buko is always used for many foods ingredients. You can easily find coconut trees here. Students are usually surprised when they hear or see coconut desserts here in Tagaytay.
What can we do with coconut flesh and water? I’ll tell you what we can do.
1. Buko pie
Buko pie is a Filipino-style coconut pie made of fresh, young coconut meat combined with a creamy filling and enclosed in a flaky pie crust.
The pie is a favorite pasalubong item mostly bought from the area of Tagaytay and Laguna. Stores such as Colette’s, Amira’s and Rowena’s have become iconic destinations for this scrumptious pastry.
2. Buko Juice/Shake
Buko juice is very popular in the Philippines and most Filipinos love to drink it, aside from being a refreshing drink it contains health benefits. Buko shake is also made with young coconut, milk, and simple syrup. It’s creamy and perfect for hot weather!
3. Buko salad
Buko Salad is a very popular dessert in every occasion such as fiesta, birthday, wedding, Christmas and New Year. A lovely tropical salad. Mostly, The Buko Salad Recipe is prepared with young shredded coconut, canned fruits, cream and sweetened milk.
4. Bukayo (Coconut candy)
Bukayo is a popular sweet delicacy among children. It is made from coconut meat strips that are cooked in white or brown sugar and served as an afternoon snack or dessert.
5. Buko ice cream
Many people are finding their own way to cool down their temperature. As a matter of fact, this Special Buko Ice Candy has become a hit and fantastic cooler. Not only that it is literally cool, its flavor is without a doubt delightful and tasty. You can get a taste of this cooler in sari-sari stores and street corners. Each store has a unique variation of buko ice candy.
Curious about the taste? You can find all of these here in Tagaytay!