Coconut juice on it’s own is tasty and healthy. Cold coconut juice on a hot day in Malaysia is almost worth its weight in gold.
Pat and I had a lovely, chilled coconut back in Seremban, and ever since then we’ve had coconut on the brain. When the sun is blazing hot, we can think of nothing else that we’d want more than a cold coconut and a straw; our bodies are probably agreeing with that want at the same time. We’ll pass stall after stall of food and drinks, peeking in to see if there are some chilling coconuts in store until there is a big yes on the other end.
That is the ultimate answer we’re looking for, but in Malacca, over on Jonker Street, we have been getting the exact opposite.
“No, no, sorry. Sold out.”
“No, sorry, we sold out already.”
Even asking at noon brought up that response followed by the added note that this happens on very hot days like today.
Honestly, I have no idea how hot it has been getting over here in Malaysia because I know it’s hot, and I definitely know it’s humid, so why do I really need to look? Really it doesn’t even matter the temperature when the humidity is seemingly always on the breaking point of rain. My shirt soaks with sweat in a matter of minutes in the mid-day heat, and that shower I took that morning is rendered obsolete.
Jonker Street food stalls, why, oh why, can you not stock more fresh and cold coconuts on hot days?