Buko Halo-Halo with all the awesome goodness-gracious bunch of sweets!
Buko is a young coconut fruit that is very popular as an instant refreshing food/drinks. It can be easily bought from a roving cart vendors to food/drink stalls or expensive restaurants.
Halo-Halo (from the word “halo” which means “mix” in English) is a popular and a favorite Filipino dessert or snacks that is a mixture of shaved ice and evaporated milk to which are added various boiled sweet beans, sweet potato, kaong, gelatin, sago, etc and fruits (banana, langka, etc) and served in a tall glass or bowl topped with any of ube jam, leche flan or ice cream.
Buko Halo-Halo is a halo-halo mixture served in coconut shell together with the young coconut meat. It is usually served showing the colorful contents on the top. It is quite popular during the hot summer months but it is being sold all year round.
The Buko Halo-Halo photos here were taken during my two-week vacation to the two big cities in the southern part of the Philippines. The first photo is from a popular Buko Halo Halo stall while the second photo is from a popular local restaurant that specialized in broiled chicken. The buko halo halo is their best selling desert. I can’t remember how many times we have this delight in different food hubs.
Here’s a recipe of Buko Halo-Halo that I got from the net.
1 Whole buko, shred the meat
crushed ice to the coconut shell
6 tablespoons kaong
6 tablespoons nangka (jackfruit)
6 tablespoons macapuno (a variety of coconut meat sold in bottles)
6 tablespoons sweetened kidney beans
6 tablespoons sweetened garabanzos
6 tablespoons sweetened saba
6 tablespoons ube or yam
6 leche flan
3 tablespoon pinipig
6 tablespoons corn kernels
½ evaporated milk
a scoop of ice cream on top
1.Wash the buko shell and open it on the top using the sharp bolo.
2. Shred the coconut meat and separate.
3. Put an ice in the empty coconut shell.
4. Put all the sweetened ingredients on top.
5. Lastly put a scoop of ice cream on top