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I Only Have PIES for the Buko Pie from The Original Buko Pie—Here’s Why

Road trips to Tagaytay are made so much better when we get to bring home a buko pie or two afterwards.

Back when I was still a kid, our go-to was Colette’s. That was when it was still new. Their pies were filled to the brim with slices of sweet buko and the pie crust was buttery and crumbly. But at the cost of commercialization and many branches opening up every few meters, the buko in their pies lessened and it sadly was not as good as it was before.

The same fate awaited Rowena’s, our second choice. But thankfully, we discovered a new buko place: The Original Buko Pie. And this time, we hoped that the quality will stay the same no matter what.

The Original Buko Pie

Thing is, the pandemic made traveling impossible for the family, but the love for buko pie? It’s still there. So I was just ecstatic when my friend sent over (okay, I asked her to buy it for me when they went to Tagaytay) a pie for me.

And boy did I enjoy each and every morsel of it! From the crumbly pie crust to the slices of soft buko, the whole pie was just so good. It isn’t too sweet and they definitely didn’t scrimp on the coconut.

My trick? I pop it in the microwave for a few seconds so that the pie is warm, then to make it even better (and sweeter), I added a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream on mine. Yum, yum, yum.

But of course there are days when I just eat it cold from the fridge. No judgment there.

The pie in itself costs ₱230, but you need to line up really early to get a hold of these pies. I just hope there are pasabuy services who sell this pie and hopefully if there are, they aren’t too pricey.

Do you know any Pasabuy services or places that sell buko pie here? Help a girl out—she’s still craving Buko Pie to this day.

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About Diane Nicole

A writer, foodie, and a self-taught photographer, Diane is the founder of Fried and Prejudice. She eats, she writes, she obsesses over the little things. When she's not writing for various publications, she's busy taking photos, trying out new restaurants, or learning something new. But on most days, she's up on a chair taking that perfect flatlay. Talk to her at @iamdianenicole over on Instagram.

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