Filipino Style Recipe: Bukayo is another popular Filipino dessert made from young coconut strips cooked in a boiling syrup of brown sugar then stir until thicken. This dish is one of the popular delicacy and pasalubong by most Filipinos.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20-30 minutes

4 young coconuts, grate into strips and reserve juice
a knot of pandan leaves
1/2 kilo brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cornstarch(dissolved in 4 tablespoons water)
1 tablespoon cooking oil

Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then stir fry coconut strips until light brown. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In pot, boil coconut juice then add pandan leaves and brown sugar. Keep stirring until dissolves and start to thickens.
2. Remove pandan leaves then add vanilla extract. Stir until well blended.
3. Add coconut strips and dissolved cornstarch then stir frequently until thicken and caramelize.
4. While still hot, scoop a spoonful of mixture into a banana leaves or wax paper.
5. Repeat with the remaining mixture then let it cool for a few hours to harden. Serve.

Pichi Pichi

Filipino Style Recipe: Pichi-Pichi is another popular and easy Filipino delicacy specially in Quezon province. In traditional way we used to boil and grate the cassava(kamoteng kahoy). To make things easier, we will used cassava flour instead. This delicacy is made with combined grated cassava, water and sugar. Steamed and rolled in grated coconut.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 60-70 minutes

2 cups grated cassava or cassava flour
1 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon lye water
2 cups pandan water(combine 2 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon pandan extract)
1 cup grated coconut or grated cheddar cheese

1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients except grated coconut. Mix until well combined.
2. Pour the mixture into individual cup molds.
3. In a steamer, steam the mixture for 40-45 minutes or until golden and translucent.
4. Remove from steamer and let it cool.
5. Remove from the cup and roll each pieces into grated coconut for nice coating. Done!

1. Another traditional way is to boiled pandan leaves to produced pandan water.