On Enjoying a Fresh Coconut in Asia

Remember the trip we made to Talat Maung Mai Market?  Forgotten already?  It was just yesterday that I wrote about it! Sigh. So M insisted on buying a coconut at the market yesterday.  By dinner time we were devouring it.  Lucky me, they semi-cracked it already still with coconut juice inside it.  Don't know how … Continue reading On Enjoying a Fresh Coconut in Asia

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My Pumpkin Coconut Soup from Chiang Mai, Thailand

I love creating my own delicious simple dishes. So here is another one I made about a month ago. Pumpkin is available year-round here in Thailand, and for cheap.  How could I not take advantage of that!?   Actually you'll find that pumpkin soup is quite easy to make.  I'm not good with measurements.   I … Continue reading My Pumpkin Coconut Soup from Chiang Mai, Thailand

Cracked a Coconut Lately?

I felt a bit defeated when I couldn't crack open a fresh coconut, when the folks in the street markets seemed to do it so effortlessly.  Even getting a bigger cleaver didn't seem to help.  Today, I finally learned that it's not about brute force, but the angle of the cut.  Believe it or not, … Continue reading Cracked a Coconut Lately?