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Surfin' Buko Pie


Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Jul 12, 2013

Who would have thought that this signature dish of Laguna would have a new rival in Siargao?

Siargao is known for its world-class waves for surfing at Cloud 9. But when you get to taste its buko pie, there’s one more good reason to visit Siargao.

Gooey, soft, melts-in-your-mouth filling of young coconuts with just the right amount of sweetness and crunchy crust, Siargao’s Buko Pie will definitely be a contender for the best buko pie.

When one bites into a slice, its yummy filling of soft buko will ooze out making you hold on to the crunchy crimped edges. Before you know it, your slice is gone and you pick out a new one.

A slice would cost Php20.

But a small slice wouldn’t be enough so you buy the whole small pie at PhP170 or the big one at PhP270. I would recommend the big one as it has more layers of young coconut meat.

So the next time when I get to think of buko pie, it would be Siargao’s Buko Pie ?

How To Get There:

PAL flies daily to Surigao City.

Siargao Island can be reached by boat from Surigao City. Roro or M/V Fortune Angels to Dapa cost from Php180 (US$4.18) for Economy B and PhP220 (US$5.12) for Economy A. Terminal fee is PhP10 (US$0.24). Dapa Express also plies the route at Php200 (US$4.65) from the Surigao City Port.

Siargao’s Buko Pie is available at the Dapa Public Market.

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