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Fresh Buko Juice

Make this Tonight - "Filipino Home Cooking"

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  • 2 fresh coconuts
  • 1 pandan leaf
  • calamansi or lime juice, to taste


  1. Take the back of a heavy knife and whack along the equator line of the coconut shell with swift hard hits—keeping the fingers of the hand holding the coconut well out of the way.
  2. Turn the coconut and continue whacking the equator line until the coconut splits open. Drain the coconut water into a bowl through a fine mesh strainer.
  3. Pour the strained juice into a glass.
  4. Carefully toast pandan leaf over an open flame on a stove to release the aroma and add to the glass with the coconut juice.
  5. Serve with calamansi to taste or a squeeze of lime.