How to make buko (coconut) and pandan jelly drink

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. »

How to make: Mango-ginger lassi

mango-ginger-lassi

When Speedy said "mango-ginger", I have to admit that I was a bit apprehensive. Although I am used to combining fruits with spices (mostly, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves), I wasn't at all sure how the mango and ginger combination would work. Amazingly, … »

How to make: Mango-lemon lassi

Mango-lemon lassi

Lassi is essentially a yogurt-based drink that contains spices. Question: if a drink contains yogurt, plus milk, and has no spices whatsoever, is it still a lassi? Giada de Laurentiis thinks and says so. I'm not so sure how correct she is in the … »

How to make: Mango lassi

Mango lassi

Lassi is a popular drink in many South Asian countries. It is made with yogurt, milk and spices. The sweet version, often served cold, has fruits added. Mango lassi is the most well known among the many varieties of sweet lassi and it is also very … »

How to make: Vietnamese iced coffee (ca phe sua da, cafe sua da)

vietnamese-iced-coffee

Coffee fiend that I am, the first time I saw this concoction in an episode of Bobby Chinn's TV show on the Travel & Living Channel, I knew I was going to try it at home. It's iced coffee, Vietnamese style -- very strong brewed coffee (think … »