Tinolang Manok sa Buko

Simple pleasures…
These are the moments when you least expect it and it makes you feel special. So I was on our veranda  that morning with the refreshing summer breeze cooling me down. I saw this street vendor hawking buko (coconut), aimlessly driving his bike carrying a wagon-full of buko.  Unlike Lance Armstrong, the vendor pedals his bike like he has no worries in the world.  And this is what I like about my hometown – it is so laid back. Amidst the chaos in the streets and the cacophany from the cars and tricycles around, the site of this man was refreshing.
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It created a subtle curiosity in me on how to buy from a street vendor.  So I waved my arm and called him like one would hail a cab.  And there he was..

I asked him if I could take pictures and he began to smile…

“Is this for a magazine?”, he asked

“No it’s for my blog” I said.

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So he prepared the buko…

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And there it was – buko (coconut)juice popped with neon green straws haha, you definitely can’t beat the freshness…

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and for a bakasiyonista like me the first sip was sheer delight….

 

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It was even better when it was used to cook a pot of chicken soup ..as it added a sweet note to the dish!
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So let me share with you the recipe that Lani served us in one of our meals.  Enjoy!


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Thank you foodipino.com. for posting my recipes.  And to all the readers, thank you for stopping by. You could find more of my recipes at my blog  Skip to Malou or let’s be friends on   Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

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