BUKAYO

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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HALUHALO INGREDIENTS

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


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MACAPUNO

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

"Freak" Coconut Macapuno

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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BUKO

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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KAYOD

This Tagalog word has at least two related meanings.


kayod
grating, scraping

kayurin
to scrape, grate

Kayurin ang niyog.
“Grate the coconut.”
Scrape coconut meat off the shell.

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KUDKURAN

root word: kudkód

kudkuran
grater

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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NIYOG

Buwig ng Niyog

 

niyog
coconut

bao ng niyog
coconut shell

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