The little girl likes buko (coconut) juice!!! And she has been requesting for it these last few days. Problem? What to do with all that buko meat!!! While a large chunk went into bibingka experiments, the rest went into a salad!
some reason, I like buko salad without fruits and I like fruit salad
without buko! So my basic recipe for buko salad is this -
shredded coconut meat from 4 coconuts
1 large bottle of nata de coco (in extra light syrup)
1 small bottle of kaong
2 cups chilled all-purpose cream
the nata de coco and kaong. Toss with the coconut strips and cream.
Mix well. If desired add some condensed milk (to sweeten the salad, but
personally I don't add any). Chill fully!
A variation of my recipe is using 1 cup cream and 1 cup macapuno ice cream (and adding some toasted pinipig, too!)
The sad news? The little girl loves the juice but refuses to eat the meat or even the salad!