Young Coconut Juice ( Ma Praw On )

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In Thailand we eat young coconut much more than old coconut. We use it to make desserts, we make drinks from the flesh and use it for many recipes. We also use it like this - we drink the juice from inside. If you have only drank the water from old brown coconut, then you are in for a very pleasant surprise, a young coconut is full of sweet delicious juice. To open, use a machete or Thai cleaver and make a few cuts around the top to open it, as in the photograph.

Creamed Young Coconut ( Nam Maprow Horm )

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This drink is made from the flesh of young coconut. It needs to be young coconut, old coconut (the brown fibrous kind you see in many western supermarkets) doesn't work for this. You can just scoop out the meat from the coconut with a spoon to make it, you can also drink the water inside which is delicious itself. For the photograph I kept some of the flesh to decorate it, you can see the soft coconut flesh in the side of the glass.

30 gms Young Coconut Meat
100 gms Sugar
200 ml Water
50 gms Crushed Ice

1. Boil the water with the sugar until it dissolves, leave to cool down to form a syrup.
2. Put the syrup into a blender, add the meat from the young coconut, and the crushed ice.
3. Blend for 30 seconds and serve when it's cold.