One of the all-time favorite “pasalubong” is the Buko pie. This sweet and rich pie is made from young coconut meat which is locally known as “Buko” meat. “Pasalubong”, on the other hand, is a gift for a family member or friend bough by a traveler returning from a trip.
Buko pies are mostly sold in the southern parts of Luzon. The places that are known to make great tasting Buko pies are Laguna, Batangas, and Tagaytay (a city in the province of Cavite). Within these places lie series of pasalubong stores that sell this famous pie and a lot more sweet delicacies such as espasol, yema, ube halaya, puto, kutsinta, and many others. Whenever I’m in one of those areas, I usually purchase from a store called Collette’s. Well, that is just my personal preference. In your opinion, which stores sell the best buko pie?