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giv­ing the place a clin­i­cal am­bi­ence. Its spe­cial­ties are co­conut jelly and co­conut shakes.

The co­conut jelly can be topped up with nata de coco, aloe vera, red beans and cen­dol. Co­conut fiesta is the lat­est ad­di­tion to its menu. But, oh dear, some­thing’s not right here. The top­pings are not on nod­ding terms with the co­conut ice-cream which has a sub­dued flavour. The fresh, sweet­ish co­conut water man­ages to save this dessert from be­ing a flop. snacks and noo­dles. It is pop­u­lar with res­i­dents and stu­dents in the vicin­ity be­cause of its eco­nom­i­cal prices. The co­conut shake is served in a plastic cup, and is topped with vanilla ice­cream. Con­tain­ing lit­tle or no milk, this blend re­freshes the senses, and the ice-cream is smooth on the palate.

8. OWL ESPRESSO,

MENARA RA­JAWALI,

JALAN SS15/8, SUBANG JAYA

A va­ri­ety of Korean bingsu is of­fered here. There’re also fried snacks, toast, coffee, tea and milk­shakes. The co­conut bingsu looks like a snow­man stick­ing his head out of a co­conut shell, and the co­conut water comes in a cup. The co­conut flavoured bingsu doesn’t make

9. BUKIT DINDING CO­CONUT CAFÈ, JALAN WANGSA DELIMA 5,

WANGSA MAJU, KL

This cheery cafe is the king of co­conut shakes. Its range of flavours in­clude straw­berry, mango, pas­sion fruit, lime, yo­gurt, pan­dan, durian, kiwi, rose­buds, honey coco, Her­shey’s choco­late and the ba­nana-and­pineap­ple mix.

I sam­ple the last op­tion. The tart pineap­ple cuts through the sub­tle taste of the co­conut. Add to the equa­tion the smooth dis­tinct ba­nana flavour, and the blend quenches my thirst de­light­fully.

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