fresh coconut meat… one of those things I loved about all the traveling I did as a kid.
Coco-pina (coconut-pineapple) ice cream is one of my favorites from those 1960s Mexico & South Pacific Island travels, so while coco-pina ice cream is a little harder to find here, I do get to have it & a local made yogurt in ‘MANY FLAVORS’ also has coco-pina in a store I found. (Chia, mango, apple, Mixed fruits, Guava, strawberry, plus some I have not translated the names of but are good any way)
However, the other week I was out selling on the street & he passed by with “coconut water which is good, but I like the meat a little better. So he had a small bag on the cart for me to see and point at.
Few days later I passed him selling on a corner he hangs out on & bought some more. My first bag was 5 pesos, the 2nd he wanted 10 pesos. A Deal either way, 18 pesos to the dollar about 55 cents for a bag with chile & lime on it. The red plastic bottle is the chile powder (not hot just flavor safe for a 2 year old to chew on) & you can see his bag of limes next to it.
Well, not sure if he just likes to chat to the ceviche vendor on the corner or the local corner store for the limes, but yeah. I walked over to the ceviche cart & got a bag of coco, teasing him on is it 5 or 10 pesos? yes 10 pesos is quite regular price. 15 pesos for a coconut water in a plastic bag & straw which a lot of people buy….
So now he will check to see if I want some as he passes by… (good thing coconut is not fattening). Yes, a lot of food carts go past daily and walking around is dangerous with all the different food vendor carts & stands/stalls.
Since I had my camera in hand, it was a shot to take!
Using the machete to chop off the hard shell, then a smaller knife to cut about half a coconut up in the bag. Squeeze a lime after pouring in some chile powder … yummm!
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