Have you been to Los Banos? If yes, you would be familiar with the recurring scene: People queueing in line in a store along Anos Street, near the bridge, to buy buko pie which is a well known delicacy of Los Banos.
Even buses plying the Sta Cruz-Manila route stop by these stores, whenever a passenger request to do so because he or she will be buying one or two boxes of buko pie for their ‘pasalubong’.
Indeed, Buko Pie and Los Banos go together! Once you have tasted the buko pies offered by The Original Buko Pie, Letty’s Buko Pie, Los Banos Buko Pie, Sheila’s Buko Pie and even the Collette’s Buko Pie, you will be spoiled for life. Students of the UP Open University (UPOU) who visit the UPOU campus located in Los Banos should definitely buy buko pie as pasalubong to their loved ones.
Photo Credit: JVSerrano
If you wish to send buko pie to a love one or a friend living overseas, you can still do so. The Letty’s Buko Pie can reach them, tasty and as if freshly baked. The owner took advantage of the ‘blast freezing technology’. It is a process of rapidly freezing the buko pies, which increases its shelf life for 12 months. With the help from the Department of Science and Technology Upgrading Program (DOST-SETUP) , the Letty’s Buko Pie adopted the ‘blast freezing technology’ and upgraded its production facility.
So next time, you are in Los Banos, you know where to go and what to buy… buko pie from Los Banos.