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.
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.
also spelled makapuno
(literally meaning “almost like full”)
chewy, soft coconut meat
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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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This Tagalog word has at least two related meanings.
to scrape, grate
Kayurin ang niyog.
“Grate the coconut.”
Scrape coconut meat off the shell.
bao ng niyog