Filipino Recipes – Buko Pandan Salad – Pinoy Food
Posted On March 21, 2022
One of the most popular desserts in the Philippines is buko pandan. It only requires simple preparation and you will be able to serve a super delicious treat.
Just prepare a few hours in advance because it needs to be chilled before serving. This is a personal favorite and I can’t get enough of this dessert. One serving would usually lead to more and more and more…
- 5 young buko or Coconut (not too hard and not too soft, grated to strips)
- 2 bars of Green Gulaman
- 10 cups water
- 1 medium can of condensed milk
- 3 small cans of Nestle cream
- 8 pcs pandan leaves
- 1¾ cups sugar
- I cup kaong or nata de coco (optional)
- Twist the 8 pandan leaves individually in order to expose the juice and break the fibers. Place the twisted leaves in a pot filled with 10 cups water and bring to a boil. Then simmer for about 20 minutes.
- Take out the pandan leaves and measure 8 cups of the boiled water. Place the 8 cups of water into the pot and add 2 bars of gulaman. Take note that the proper ratio is 1 bar of gulaman to 4 cups of liquid. Lesser liquid will result to a hard gulaman while more liquid would give you an extra mushy and soft gulaman.
- Place under low heat and stir well to make sure that the gulaman is dissolved well. While mixing, add the sugar gradually. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Pour into cooling trays but allow the gulaman mixture to pass through a strainer in order to have an even gulaman. Set aside to cool and when it hardens, chill in the refrigerator.
- Meanwhile, combine 1 can of condensed milk and 3 cans of cream with the grated buko.
- You can add kaong or nata de coco if you want but this is only optional.
- Get the chilled gulaman from the refrigerator and slice into 1cm cubes. Then add to the gulaman cubes to the buko mixture.