Buko Salad or sweet young coconut salad is a dessert dish that makes use of shredded young coconut as the main ingredient. This delicious dessert recipe is a mainstay in every special occasion in the Philippines; it is often served as dessert in town fiestas and birthday parties.
This recipe that we have here is very simple and quick to prepare. The combination of different ingredients make this dish more pleasurable.
Some might associate fruit salad with this dessert recipe. Both recipes have an array of fruit ingredients and the procedure is almost the same. The main difference of Buko Salad is probably the use of young coconut meat.
Aside from the ingredients that we used here, you can try adding more ingredients depending on your taste. I know people who adds apples and cheese in their buko salad.
How do you make your buko salad? What other ingredients do you use?
Try this Buko Salad recipe and let me know what you think.
Hardinera is a famous meatloaf dish that originated in Quezon Province. This is considered as a special dish and is often served only in special occasions such as town fiestas and other important gatherings. I really enjoy eating Hardinera (Jardinera) and I think that this meatloaf-kind-of variety is awesome. I think that my fondness of pork menudo is the reason. You see — this dish is like menudo encapsulated in a llanera and made even better.
Some say that cost of ingredients and tedious preparation method were some of the reasons why this is not a common everyday dish; however, I believe that we can do something to ease the preparation part – this post and the accompanying video might come-in handy for everyone. As for the cost, there are several ways that we can do to control it. One way is to reuse the ingredients that we already have. You can make breadcrumbs out of leftover breads; use the unexpired cheese sitting in the fridge. Buying in bulk also saves you money. Who knows, maybe you can sell Hardinera to generate extra income. Can you suggest other ways to save money on ingredients?
There are some similar dishes that I tasted – they were good too. One is the Everlasting from Marikina. Instead of diced pork, ground meat is used instead. I also tried a good variation in Bauan, Batangas (which is my wife’s province, by the way).
If you were following this blog from the very start, you might remember our Pork Menudo post; that was the first ever post. I wrote about my obsession to that dish and even called it a necessity. Hardinera is not that different from Menudo, as far as I am concerned. If Menudo is a stock car, Hardinera is the modified version.
Try this Hardinera recipe and let me know what you think.