Coming to Bicol? The land of Mayon and pili is famous also for its chili loving people and its no wonder that this love for peppers will also find its way to popular comfort food. There’s sili ice cream and in one of the restaurants within the Cagsawa Ruins area, buko shake with chili is offered.
Tender young coconut blended with ice, milk and sugar and infused with a minced chili peppers is enough to make this novelty item a sensation among us, non Bicolanos who trooped to the eatery just to try it. It’s just like any other buko shake but with the added kick once it goes down your throat.
The shake is a bit expensive, at P45 but well, Cagsawa Ruins is a tourist trap and expect it to be overpriced. There are also other flavors: avocado, mango, and guyabano.