bao ng niyog
gata ng niyog
langis ng niyog
puno ng niyog
The soft flesh of a coconut is called buko. The word niyog usually brings to mind the tougher, more mature flesh.
When you need grated coconut, you grate niyog, not buko.
Buko is soft enough to be scooped off the flesh with a spoon, whereas you will need a heavy-duty grater to get the niyog off the coconut shell.
The gata (coconut milk) widely used in Philippine cooking is acquired by squeezing finely grated niyog.
Kayumanggi sa labas, Puti sa loob.
Brown on the outside, White on the inside.