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Mango Mix: Buko featuring your suki

by Tessa Distor on Wed 20 Aug, 2014

You are resting in your living room, and you hear the most distinct sound you are very well acquainted with – your “suki” shouts “buko.”

Automatically, you get up and run to your front door. Your regular coconut cart vendor, all-smiles, is on a halt outside your house. He sees you and you signal with your index finger, sometimes the middle and index fingers combined, communicating how many you will buy. No words need to be spoken because he knows exactly what you want: “mala-uhog”—more juice and less meat. Read more.

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Mango Mix is a weekly column of Mango Tours in the Asian Journal. The column celebrates Filipino culture--from must-see travel destinations and advice, social events, culinary delights, arts, and everything interestingly mixing under the Philippine sun.