Monday, February 1, 2010

Every Day is an Adventure: Weird Pie in the Office Kitchen

Spotted in my office kitchen this afternoon: "Macapuno-Buko pie." What the hell is that? It looks like there are onions inside. Stringy. White. But "pie" makes me think different: this is clearly not a British dish, and the British are the only ones perverse enough to call something "pie" when it has onions in it.

People coming in to get Diet Coke stop and stare. "You know what that is," says one woman. "That's Hawaiian." She looks. She doesn't eat.

It tasted like coconuts!

(Google says: macapuno is a Philippine variety of coconut. "Buko" is the Philippine word for a young coconut. It was coconut pie, and it was delicious.)

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