I have to be honest, I haven’t always liked the idea of a cold soup! But, since living in a hot climate here in Singapore, it has become more appealing, so I gave it a try!
This recipe is so delicious, fulfilling and nutritious and excellent if you suspect a parasite or dis-biosis in the gut. Young coconut meat and milk is very nutritious and healing, and is a natural anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-parasitic! It is also full of fibre and good fats (which feed the brain) and help our body to make hormones!
If you live on The East Coast, there’s a fantastic vegetable shop called VEGGYYA! It’s along East Coast Road between Still Road and Telok Kurau Road next to the Caltex garage! It has parking right outside and most of their produce comes from Australia and some from Malaysia! Check them out!
This dish is wonderful to serve as a starter or as a main course meal!
Raw Thai Young Coconut Soup
2 cups young coconut water
2 cups young coconut flesh
1 garlic clove
1 knob ginger
1 Tbsp minced lemongrass
1 cup Thai basil leaves, loosely packed (use Basil if Thai basil not available) Handful of cilantro (coriander)
2-3 Tbsp’s fresh lime juice
1 red Thai chile, optional Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper (for garnish)
1 spring onion, finely chopped (for garnish)
Puree all but the last three ingredients in a high speed blender.
Season with salt and pepper as desired.
Garnish with the red bell pepper and spring onion.