|Alternative names||Young coconut salad|
|Place of origin||Philippines|
|Serving temperature||Room temperature, chilled|
|Main ingredients||young coconut strips, sweetened milk or cream|
Buko salad, usually anglicized as young coconut salad, is a Filipino fruit salad dessert made from strips of fresh young coconut (buko) with sweetened milk or cream and various other ingredients. It is one of the most popular and ubiquitous Filipino desserts served during celebrations and fiestas.
By changing the ratio of milk, buko salad desserts can also become beverages (usually chilled or with shaved ice), known generally as samalamig. A frozen dessert version of the dish is known as ice buko.
Buko salad can have endless variations as it can incorporate numerous other ingredients ranging from fruits, gulaman (agar) jellies, sago, kaong, tapioca pearls, nata de coco, macapuno, and others. Some versions however are popular enough to be considered as distinct subtypes. They include: