So.. who likes coconut?
I most certainly do. I grew up drinking them with my family on Sundays at the Polla (market). And the best kind of coconut, aptly named, is King Coconut.
These are not your average coconuts, extremely heathly you can purchase the giant fruit at most markets in Sri Lanka, piled in bountiful mounds of coconuts.
The person manning the fruit stand will ask you if you want it opened, to ‘drink?’ or ‘have now?’.
Using an expert hand and a sharp machete the coconut is opened in an instant. Drink the beautifully refreshing coconut milk through a straw or straight from the fruit then crack it open and scoop out the soft and delicious white coconut flesh.
I think writing this has made me hungry for another one!
Here’s a video of the expert service of King Coconuts
COMMENT: Leave a comment and tell me what your favourite dish with coconut is!