Buko pandan

buko pandan

buko pandan

buko pandan

Another favorite Filipino dessert. Buko pandan is a very simple dessert yet so deliciously refreshing  that every Filipinos love.


1. Boil coconut juice in pot. Add pandan extract then add green gulaman bars. Stir well continuously, while adding sugar until gulaman is well dissolved.
2. Pour into a flat mold. Use a strainer to remove any remaining solid particles. Let it cool and harden. Refrigerate for about 1 hour.
3. In a bowl, mix the shredded coconut, sugar palm, condensed milk and all purpose cream. Remove gulaman from refrigerator, slice into cubes and combine with the mixture. Chill until ready to serve.

Suman (sticky rice)

Suman is another native delicacy of Filipinos.  I have seen frozen suman in some asian stores but I did not want to buy it instead I want to make it on my own.  Good thing is that I have found a recipe that is perfect for my taste :)here is the link BUSOG! SARAP!



4 cups glutinous (sticky) rice

1 large can of coconut cream (560ml)

1/4 cup white sugar

a good pinch of salt

1 big packet of frozen banana leaves

Place the sticky rice on a large bowl and immerse it in water. Soak it for about 1 hour. Drain sticky rice and combine with  coconut cream and salt. Cook it in rice cooker. Keep stirring till there’s no more visible liquid. Stir in the sugar till well combined. The mixture should be like a wet steamed rice (half cooked) appearance, with a bit of coconut cream coating the sticky rice.  Turn off the rice cooker and take out the rice cooker bowl and set aside to cool.

Prepare your banana leaves: if you’re using frozen ones, defrost it first.  Using a clean wet kitchen towel/paper towel, wipe the leaves.  Sanitize the leaves over an open flame or stovetop.

Wrap your cooked rice in banana leaves and steamed it for 40 minutes.

Note: for detailed procedure on how to wrap the suman please click on the recipe link.:)