March 4, 2010

Refreshing

Fresh coconut water, anyone? He will first cut off the top, just enough to create a little hole from where to pour out the water—in a plastic bag, rather than a cup, and served with a straw. Then he'll cut the coconut in half and scoop out the soft meat and add it to your bag. Even unchilled, coconut water is very refreshing (although it's even better chilled, of course). When you've sipped all the water, the plastic bag is perfect for holding the meat while you eat it.

fresh coconut vendor

28 comments:

Misalyn said...

Cool street photography!

Coconut water is very refreshing indeed! Miss ko na yan, sure na papakuha ako ng ganyan pagdating ko:)

Renee said...

It sounds better than my daily soda!

Halcyon said...

I don't like the meat, but I love coconut water. I drank it alot in Brazil and it's very refreshing!

Jacob said...

That's great...I'm the reverse of Halcyon - I don't like the water, but love the meat.

I shall try this when I get to the Philippines!

ρομπερτ said...

What a joy that would be, for so many senses, maybe even all.
Thank you for "taking thoughts" into something nice. please have you all a wonderful Thursday.

Leif Hagen said...

I dunno. I've tried the coconut water in India and other places - I just can't get into it. Pass me a glass of fresh orange or pineapple juice instead!

James said...

That is so refreshing. I like the picture too.

The TEFL Don said...

Hilda, coconut water is also great for hydration and is used in many isotonic drinks.

Great shot, one which I often see here too, although if I want a coconut I just go outside and get one fresh-hard work cutting the husk away though :-)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Nice moment photography !! You are right it is very refreshing !!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» hasn't had any coconut water in a long time - but he likes it. He'll have to wander over to the Asian market at the end of the block and get a fresh coconut...

Dina said...

Sounds like a great system! I love to eat fresh coconut but have never tasted the water. I remember (in America) it was called coconut milk, no?

Olivier said...

Je connaissais pas, j'aimerais bien gouté

gogouci said...

Sounds like a great efficient and effective operation. Judging by the amount of coconuts in his crate, he plans on doing a lot of business.

maricar said...

nice shot of the "buko vendor" Hilda, like Misalyn i miss it too, in Camiguin we have coconut trees around :)

Kaori said...

I've never had fresh coconut juice before. Sounds good, especially in the summer ;)

Mo said...

Delicious

brattcat said...

I would be a regular customer.

JM said...

Oh yes! 'Água de côco' for me, please! Love it! :-)

Buck said...

Great photo!

Coconut juice is an acquired taste for some. It's not as thick as coconut milk, but it sure is good! Coconuts are the tree of life in the Pacific.

Lois said...

That's sounds so good Hilda! I love coconut.

Cezar and Léia said...

Now you got me! It's sooo good! Reminds me BRAZIL !
Léia :)

Hilda said...

Dina:
Here in the Philippines (and probably the rest of Asia too), the two terms refer to different things. Coconut milk is squeezed from the grated meat of a mature coconut, opaque white in color, and used only as one ingredient in drinks and cooking. I don't think you'd want to drink it all by its lonesome. :)

Mirela said...

Mmmmm, I love coconuts! Now I'm thirsty from looking at the photo...

VP said...

I'm not sure about the water, but some piece of coconut would be fine even in this season. A fine portrait of very organized guy!

the donG said...

the coconuter himself should see this. i myself am now craving for coconut specially this time of extreme heat.

Euroangel said...

this is one thing I miss in the Phils. ....fresh coconut milk!

Steffe said...

Sure, I will have some of that.

Evelyn Howard said...

Yum, love coconut water over shaved ice! We don't get that around here much.

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