Water buffalo are still used to plow rice paddies in the Philippines
Water buffalo milk is most often associated with Italy, where it's made into mozzarella. But did you know that the water buffalo originated in Asia? And that on Sumatra its milk is made into yogurt? In Southeast Asia water buffalo milk is most widely consumed in the Philippines. There it's used in myriad ways, not least to make a range of fantastically rich confections.
In our latest article and slide show for food and wine website Zester Daily we take you to a 60-year-old confectionary in the Philippines' Pampanga province that specializes in some pretty amazing water buffalo milk sweets. We meet the proprietress and watch her make plantanillas, egg yolk crepes filled with water buffalo milk paste.
We challenge you to read and view, and not walk away hungry.