The skin of the pineapple can easily be carved into a bowl to serve the meal of your choice. Fresh pineapple skin is usually thrown away but in countries like Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, it is turned into a bowl. This practice is common at stalls in hawker centers and also restaurants. However, there is always the fear of eateries reusing the pineapple bowls. However, if you make it yourself, you will be assured that it's clean, fresh and definitely more hygienic.
If the crown of the pineapple is still fresh, you can leave it intact with the fruit. I'd removed the crown in the video as it was already dry. Having the crown together surely makes the dish look even more beautiful.
Pineapple Bowl is also known as: Mangkuk Kulit Nanas
Cut pineapple into halves. Optionally, remove the crown of the pineapple.
Use a knife to make horizontal cuts at the top and bottom of the pineapple without cutting through the skin (along the red lines). Then, make vertical cuts to remove the core (along the blue lines). Lastly, insert a spoon at the sides to scoop out the flesh.
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