1 Scoop of Tender Coconut

Vendors abound where you can buy a fresh young coconut for about 15 rupees (approx $0.33). The vendor holds the coconut with one hand and deftly chops the top off with a machete in his other hand. The chopping itself is an art and perhaps subject for another post, but today I want to observe the brilliance that occurs AFTER you’ve finished drinking the coconut juice.

After he’s chopped a hole in the coconut and given you a straw to drink the coconut juice, you can ask him to chop the coconut in half, so you can eat the flesh. But what tool should you use?  Nature provides!

A neat slice from the outside of the coconut shell provides a nice scoop with a sharp edge to scrape and scoop out the coconut flesh. What a tasty treat!


  1. Joanne Lee says:

    Best drink to have on a hot sunny day!

  2. @ Joanne Lee

    Right you are! I just wish they kept some of the coconuts iced down. In South East Asia the vendors often kept some of the coconuts chilled, but in India they are all out there in the hot sun. Still good, just not AS good in my opinion.

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