Of Fresh Coconut Water, Curry Mee and….Durian Coffee

A mind-boggling concoction......

Sipping fresh coconut water out of its shell is one of the simple pleasures in life..

In cnngo.com’s World’s 50 Most Delicious Drinks the humble coconut water is included and rightly so. It happens to be our favourite refreshing drink in this hot and humid climate, especially when served in its own coconut shell. My preferred choice would have to be the coconuts from neighbouring Thailand, as the coconut water within the shell is usually gently fragrant with just the perfect natural sweetness.

While savouring a bowl of the best curry mee (curry noodles) in Penang (on the island at least) recently, and quenching our thirst with coconut water chilled in its shell, our contented gazes abruptly came to focus on a poster advertising Durian Coffee!

The mind boggles at the thought of Durian Coffee?? The first reaction was one of …. ‘eeeuuw, no thank you’ – inspite of the fact that we are all durian lovers. So if anyone out there has tasted this seemingly new flavor in instant coffee, please do share your opinions with us.

One wonders if the multitude of flavors found in the instant coffee sachets displayed on supermarket shelves do indeed satisfy the taste buds………. or are they just a constant ploy to entice the insatiable instant-coffee lover to continuously buy more ….?