The term “buko pandan” can mean either of two things. The first is buko pandan dessert with coconut meat and cubes of pandan-flavored pudding (made with gelatin or agar-agar) mixed with cream and sweetened condensed milk. The second is an iced drink made with coconut juice, shredded coconut meat and cubes of pandan-flavored pudding.
The buko pandan drink is essentially a street food sold almost everywhere in the country along with other ice-cold drinks like sago (tapioca or pearl balls with iced water sweetened with melted panocha or palm sugar), gulaman (a similar panocha-sweetened iced drink but with cubes of agar-agar in lieu of tapioca balls) or gulaman at sago, a panocha-sweetened drink with a combination of tapioca balls and agar-agar cubes. … Continue reading »