Water buffalo ( or carabao as they are called in the Philippines) are a mainstay in the predominately rice growing area of Pampanga province. These hardworking, gentle giants are part family dog and part diesel tractor.
You'll see them everywhere - pulling carts, plowing fields, shuttling passengers, rolling in mud - and if you get up real early you can see them being milked. That super rich milk, in the hands of a confectionary master like Elisa Carreon produces some of the best sweet treats I've had in my many years in Asia.
For the real lowdown check out our article and slideshow in Zester Daily . Enjoy