also spelled makapuno
(literally meaning “almost like full”)

"Freak" Coconut Macapuno

chewy, soft coconut meat

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Philippine-Style Melon Grater / Coconut Shredder?

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Summer in the Philippines is intense, and it is particularly during this hot tropical season that Filipinos love to refresh themselves with ice-cold drinks like melon juice, which is cantaloupe juice with real shreds of orange flesh mixed in.

But how do you get those beautiful orange threads of milon from the inside of a cantaloupe? Using a spoon will yield odd flat pieces. That’s where a “melon grater” comes in!
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A popular Filipino treat with Japanese origins, haluhalo consists of a blend of fruits, sweet preserves, evaporated milk, and shaved ice. It is frequently topped with a scoop of ice cream. The name literally means “Mix-Mix” referring to the hodgepodge of ingredients.

Haluhalo Espesyal



Buwig ng Niyog



bao ng niyog
coconut shell

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Young coconut is called buko. Its flesh is soft, thin and silky — you can easily scrape it off with a spoon. In contrast, the flesh of a mature coconut is niyog, which is thick and hard and needs to be grated off the shell.

Buko (Young Coconut)

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root word: kudkód


kudkuran ng niyog
coconut grater

This is a native traditional implement used for scraping the tough coconut flesh off its shell. The blade is attached to the end of a wooden bench on which the person doing the grating sits.

Kudkuran: Coconut Grater

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Bukayo (spelling variations: bocayo, bucayo, bucaio, bokayo) is dried-coconut candy.

Its color is light to dark brown and its chewiness can range from soft to hard enough to give your jaws a tough workout.

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This word has different meanings depending on which syllable is accented.

Bunót (accented on the second syllable) refers to a coconut husk commonly used to polish floors. You place your foot on it and use your leg power to move in such a way as to scrub the floor.

Bunot of the Philippines

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