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Pineapple Bowl

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Pineapple bowl or boat is carved from fresh pineapples. It is made using the skin of the fruit which is usually thrown away. Serving seafood, meat or vegetarian meal in a pineapple bowl definitely makes the food more appealing.

Preparation 5 mins

Basics

Mangkuk Kulit Nanas

Thai, Malaysian


Ingredients

Servings:  
1 pineapple(s)

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Background

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.


Steps to Prepare

Pineapple Bowl Step 1

Step 1 of 2

Halve pineapple

    • 1 pineapple(s)

Cut pineapple into halves. Optionally, remove the crown of the pineapple.

Pineapple Bowl Step 2

Step 2 of 2

Carving 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.

Published: May 11, 2019


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