Monday, October 01, 2007

CHILDHOOD TREAT: BUKAYO



I was on an errand when I espied these being sold on the streets of Divisoria. I just couldn't resist buying some because I was too overjoyed! These are something we used to eat as children in Pampanga. Bukayo (coconut marzipan) is made by simmering strips of young coconut meat in water. Molasses or brown sugar gives them that rich, very attractive color. They are then rolled into balls and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds (the latter are a fairly new addition, I think).



Children liked them because they can be very sweet, with the lethal combination of sugar, coconut and toasted sesame exploding in your mouth at every bite. I recall that there's another version of this - flatted into little cakes but are dry instead of moist like the ones pictured above. These were sold at Php 10/pack of 12 pieces.

More of my adventures here.

2 comments:

dam-dam said...

huwaw.. namimiss ko na ang bukayo ng nanay ko.. ansarap niya magluto ng ganun..

dati, nung elementary pa ako, nagbibenta ako ng bukayo sa mga kaklase ko.. hehe

link kita ha.

GENIUS IS JUST ANOTHER MOUSE! said...

Dam Dam, nakaaliw ang mga articles mo. Will link you up, too.

Suwerte ka at marunong magluto ang Nanay mo ng bukayo. :-)