Just take five minutes to watch this street food vendor hack a coconut shell of to reveal the milk wrapped in a thin membrane that looks like mozzarella.
The video was uploaded to YouTube by YummyBoy and “Yummy boy is always trying to make a good video.” Well, this one sure is good.
Who knew that you could skin a coconut like this? Also, it’s remarkable who this coconut chopper still has ten fingers left. That is one sharp knife and wielded with such seemingly disregard for health and safety that no matter who many times you watch the video you’re still expecting to see blood.
Google maps pinpoints this incredible coconut action taking place in Saturday Night Market in Wua near Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. These skills are awesome to watch and it makes you think, do chefs have the knife skills to do this?
The video has over 18 million views which goes to show the global interest in coconut cutting technique.
There’s obviously an issue around removing a fruit from its natural casing and replacing it with a single-use plastic container. You would imagine that the coconut ‘mozzarella’ could be served without the container? If you watch to the end, you can see how the milk is consumed, with a straw inserted into it and the flesh of the fruit looks pretty good too.
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