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From my trusted and very handy Webweb dictionary (anyone with a PC should download a copy from

Naked: Having no protecting or concealing cover

Coconut: Large hard-shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick whiteΒ meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milk

naked coconut at carrefour
highly skilled professional at work

While walking at Carrefour in Tropicana City Mall with Mellissa, Suanie, Horng, and Kerol, we came up to this dude who was manning a stall with a stash of coconut at the back and rows of plastic container with shelled coconuts in front of him. Yes, shelled also mean removed from shell, English is funny like that, go figure.

mellissa, horng and suanie having a naked coconut
suanie gave her seal of approval

We were curious on how that is done and stood there to find out. Apparently the procedure is not overly complex:

  1. pick a coconut
  2. use a machete with power and precision to cut the coconut till a ring of flesh shows
  3. use a sharp plastic blade to separate the meat from the shell
  4. make sure there’s a crowd watching
  5. flip the naked coconut high up and catch it with a plastic container
  6. profit!

The first time I saw this was over 10 years ago back in Penang, but it seems that they are gaining popularity only recently. Very cool to see the way it is done though.

action shot of naked coconut flying into the container
action shot of naked coconut to container sequence

After the performance which I took a video of (and somehow a crowd had built up), suanie felt that we couldn’t just leave without buying a couple coconuts from the fella. So she did, RM4 for one, and supposedly RM 7.60 for two but we didn’t get the discount somehow at the cash register. Oh well.

so you know this isn’t from the factory!

After having the coconut chilled in the freezer for about an hour, it was just the most awesome thing in the hot afternoon. Pure coconut juice without anything else, and that glorious firm and delicious coconut meat all for the taking. *slurps*

Discuss : Naked Coconut: the most revolutionary thing since durian in plastic container

  1. looks best!

  2. Robb,
    Yess, very awesome to say the least!

  3. kimberlycun


  4. Great, I hope they have it in Singapore soon! Coconut in the flesh is pretty convenient and less attention (smell) seeking than durians in a box…. haha..

  5. takes skills ok

  6. Dude got some MAD skills man.

  7. kimberlycun,

    Hahahah almost no smell. πŸ˜€

    But horny said he can do it!

    yehh, super awesome!

  8. woww…so cool!!

  9. Mellissa

    I especially love how at first when Suan asked him to show us how to open it, he went “tak mahu!” Hahahahahahahahahahaha πŸ˜›

  10. Awesome! Wonder why we’ve never thought of it sooner. So thailand have their people throwing ice-cream in the air and we have people tossing coconuts in the air. We’re moving along xP

  11. Whoa…this requires no small amount of skill…

  12. Crystal,
    Yah πŸ˜€

    Hahaha yah that was funny! πŸ˜›

    Hahaha yah we are moving forward! πŸ˜€

    Huai Bin,
    No kidding πŸ˜€

  13. What I really liked were the jelly-filled coconuts, with grated coconut flesh inside the jelly. Man that was nice. The stall selling it stopped selling after a while. Keep a lookout for that yeah??

  14. Suertes,
    Jelly filled coconuts? I think it’s very hard to find, all you get is those “nata de coco” nowadays. heehe

  15. slurp slurp… i want some naked coconut now!

  16. SHIT! i forgot my coconut in the peti sejuk.

  17. philters

    that’s so cool. wonder if that guy wants an apprentice…

  18. eiling,
    Make it happen πŸ˜€

    I hope it didn’t explode. hahaha

    Hahaha I’m sure he can use a helper. πŸ˜‰

  19. Wow…that’s cool. I have yet to come across such coconuts.

  20. i bought the coconut too! it’s thirst quenching and different from Thai coconut. that guy told me that the coconuts are from Philippines. not as fragrant as Thai coconuts though, but they still taste refreshing.

  21. ck lam,
    Carrefour at Tropicana City Mall πŸ˜€

    oOo I didn’t know it’s from Philippines. Thanks for the info. πŸ˜‰

  22. i must try this….they got fragrance coconut? just love to drink coconut….

  23. vialentino,
    I think they only have one type of coconut, possibly the type with firmer meat so that it’ll hold up. πŸ™‚

  24. Wow this guy must have used to work in a bar. haha.

  25. interesting clip! bravo bro!

  26. William,
    Hahhaa very flashy right?

    Thanks πŸ˜€

  27. Lyrical Lemongrass

    Wow, this should be added to the Visit Malaysia booklet for tourists. So cool lah.

  28. Lyrical Lemongrass,
    Hahaha yah, but the funny thing is it’s from Philippines πŸ˜›

  29. Bro…

    Bila mau update blog? Puasa sudah dekat. Kasi review buka puasa bole ka bro?

  30. bzz,
    Sudah update! πŸ˜€

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