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    Posted December 2, 2012 by
    Los Baños Town, Philippines
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    100 places to eat like a local

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    Buko Pie in Los Baños, Laguna


    A country like Philippines is richly abundant of tropical vegetation and many of them are the coconut trees. Because of the massive plantation of coconut trees, all sorts of products are generated for functional uses. In the dish sector, a famous example of coconut cuisine is the “Buko Pie”. Pies were obviously foreign dishes introduced by American educators who came to the town of Los Baños, Laguna. Instead of using typical custard, berries, fruits and meat fillings as Westerns are familiarly associated with, they decided to make utilize of coconut meat as the main ingredient for a local twist. This consists of flaky pastry crust with young coconut meat soaked in the right mixture amount of milk, coconut water, sugar and cream. Thus, this also began the innovative of variance of pies made up of other tropical fruits. Others have initiated to replicate and produce these products marketed in all parts of the country. However, nothing beats best like the original from which the American Educators introduced.

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