Ingredient - Coconut; young, tender, soft meat only.
I live in Oakland and am trying to find this ingredient for a dessert recipe. I am willing to travel far and wide if necessary. This recipe calls for fresh young or immature coconut meat. The soft tender meat is key to the recipe. I can only find the mature coconuts at my usual grocery stores. I don't want to use anything jarred or canned. Should I be trying my local ethnic markets? Thanks in advance.
Yes. Most larger Asian grocery stores stock young coconuts. Probably many of the small ones too.
Berkeley Bowl and West Berkeley Bowl carry young coconut.
There is a vendor at Fruitvale Transit Village, right by Fruitvale BART, that sells individual coconuts that I believe are fresh/young.
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