44.1 F

Davis, California

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Cool food




2 tbsp jackfruit

2 tbsp macapuno (coconut meat)

2 tbsp sweetened kidney beans

2 tbsp sweetened garbanzo beans

2 tbsp ube (purple yam)

2 tbsp leche flan

2 tbsp sweetened corn kernels

2/3 cup of evaporated milk

Ice cream (optional)

Crushed ice to fill glass


Layer the ingredients, each stirred with crushed ice, in a tall glass, and serve.

Cucumber Mango Salsa


3 mangos – peeled, seeded and diced

1 cucumber – peeled, seeded and diced

2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped

1 large onion, finely diced

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 tablespoon lime juice, or to taste

Salt and pepper to taste


Stir together the mango, cucumber, jalapeno pepper, onion, garlic and cilantro in a mixing bowl. Season with lime juice, salt and pepper. Refrigerate at least two hours before serving to allow the flavors to blend.

RACHEL FILIPINAS can be reached at arts@californiaaggie.com.