May your future orders of fresh coconut juice look like a large, carrot muffin. You know, the white frosted type. With a straw stuck dead center. Sounds weird but I mean it.

While dining at a restaurant in Southern Thailand my wife ordered a coconut juice. It’s a popular and refreshing beverage here. When it came to the table we were both surprised and wondered if the order was mistaken for someone else’s crazily, oversized muffin. My wife, a former local of the town understood right away and giggled from the wiggle of the coconut meat encasing the sloshing juice – like a cloud a chubby cherub would sleep on.

We both kept poking it in amusement until the grinning stares came from the rest of our party. Then we sipped. Oh yeah, refreshing…