Whilst on holiday in Thailand, we had a cooking lesson as part of our two day safari package. We started off by learning how to prepare one of the main ingredients in Thai food- Coconut milk.
Once inside the coconut he shaved out all the coconut from inside the shell. Once both coconut shells were empty, he began to squeeze all the coconut shavings to make the milk. He added a small amount of boiling water to help with the consistency and then sieved all the milk to remove all the coconut.