Bukayo (Filipino Coconut Candy)

Category Filipino
Try out this popular dish from the Philippines, known as bukayo. It is made using young coconut meat that is shredded and combined with brown sugar and a bit of extra water as needed. Then cooked until soft and the liquid reduced. The resulting coconut candy is typically served with sliced bread.


Share on ThriftyFunThis page contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

They say coconut is the tree of life. The trunk can be made into a house or furniture, the leaves can be made into a roof or broom, the juice can be used as medicinal water, and the meat made into different desserts. Here is one of the most common young coconut meat recipes that we cook and pair with bread, its popular name is "bukayo".


  • 2 cups young coconut meat
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4-6 Tbsp water


  1. Cook coconut meat over medium heat.
  2. Advertisement

  3. Add 1/2 cup sugar and stir until it melts.
  4. Add a very small amount of water about 4-6 tablespoons. Not too much because the meat will release its water as it cooks.
  5. Continue to stir the mixture as it simmers, and until the water is starting to reduce.
  6. Add the remaining sugar, if necessary. Taste the mixture and if you think it's too sweet, then 1/2 cup would just be enough.
  7. Advertisement

  8. Cook until it turns very thick.
  9. Serve hot or cold. Best paired with bread.
Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? Yes

Food and Recipes Recipes International FilipinoMarch 11, 2020
Summer Ideas!
Back to School Ideas!
Coronavirus Tips
Pest Control
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-07-18 22:37:38 in 2 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Add to PageAsk a Question