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Tagaytay Pasalubong: The Original Buko Pie of Los Banos, Laguna (Silang, Cavite Branch)
Tutubi's home province is Laguna and it's no secret that his favorites from his home province is the popular, and traffic-casuing bakeshop of Orient The Original Buko Pie in Los Banos, Laguna.
Tutubi wishes a branch of the bakeshop opens in Manila or along the Rizal-Manila East Road en route to Quezon City that he usually takes, unlike the longer Calamba-SLEX route.
A few months ago, he chanced upon a billboard along Tagaytay-Sta. Rosa Road about the impending opening of the first branch of the popular bakeshop that has become synonymous with Laguna: The Original Buko Pie Bakeshop
the front signage of the bakeshop is nice, the original original shop in Los Banos is plain yet attracts many people and create traffic in the area. The Tagaytay Branch is actually in Silang, Cavite inside a Caltex gas station
the counter at the bakeshop. the menu and price list indicates PhP150.00 price per buko pie then. Tutubi returned there recently and price is now PhP170.00. Other products here are pineapple pies, espasol, cassava cake, and silvanas
The best buko pie in the Philippines, now available to Tagaytay visitors if they pass by Tagaytay - Sta. Rosa road. Best served hot, not too sweet with soft crust and just baked just right
The Original Buko Pie of Laguna, is still the best buko pie in the Philippines.
Should you challenge it, let Tutubi know so he can sample the challenger and give you his unbiased answer as this endorsement does not come with freebies nor because it came from Laguna. There are many posts here where he bashed restaurants and places in Laguna. :P
How to get there:
pass by Tagaytay- Sta Rosa Road, quite near PNP Academy but just before you reach Paseo de Sta. Rosa. Bakeshop open time is not known nor its telephone number for advance order/reservation or even franchise inquiry