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 tosted 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 per pack of 12 pieces.

6 comments:

rayts said...

lethal sa katamisan talaga ang bukayong ito! kumakain din ako nyan nung bata pa ako. but i am more overjoyed kapag conserva (konserba)ang hinahanda. lam mo yun? sa halip na young coconut strips, peanuts naman. super lethal din sa katamisan.

Sidney said...

I should try this! I like lethal things! ;-)

Not sure they can replace a LCD display in Hidalgo. Honestly it all looks quite primitive. But you never know. Anyway a trip to Hidalgo and Quiapo Church is always worth the trip.
Maybe you might find some other lethal sweets in Quiapo! ;-)

GENIUS IS JUST ANOTHER MOUSE! said...

Wow, ano yung konserba?! Kakaiba ang pangalan. Parang peanut kisses ba yan ng Bohol?

rayts said...

iba siya sa peanut kisses. yung term na konserba yun tawag sa probinsiya namin sa Catanduanes. It's actually 'panutsa' na may kasamang mani.

Citizen of the World said...

Ah, juice ko. Panutsa is so sweet alredy, lalagyan pa ng mani! Gosh Abelgus talaga!

Senor Enrique said...

Wow! Bukayo! And with sesame seeds :)