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The Coconut Rice

Introduction & Highlights

The flavour of coconuts is an age-old favourite and Hainan island is blessed with plenty of them.

For years, the hard shell, the pure white flesh and clear milk have been used to conjure up creative delicacies to die-for.

Among these is Coconut Rice, a traditional snack both in Qionghai and Wenchang, also locally known as Coconut Boats. The name comes from the fact that the rice is served in a coconut shell and presented in half-moon pieces. It makes for a visual treat, so make sure you snap a photo of it to add to your album.

You'll love this dish if you're a big fan of risotto. Hainan rice is mixed with the coconut flesh and milk and is served steaming. Together, these ingredients make an exciting offer, giving off a seductive tropical fragrance you are sure to fall in love with.

Originally a farm snack, Coconut Rice has become a trendy dish amongst Hainanese and visitors alike. Why not give it a try during your visit and get a true taste of paradise!

Where to Experience
1. Haiken Garden Night Market (海垦花园夜市)
No.119 Nanhai Avenue, Longhua District, Haikou (Intersection of Nanhai Avenue and Haiken Road) 海口市龙华区南海大道119号(南海大道与海垦路交汇处)

2. Jinpan Night Market (金盘夜市)
No.8 Jinpan Road, Longhua District, Haikou (海口市龙华区金盘路8号)
3.Haida Night Market (海大南门夜市)
No. 26, Haidian Sanxi Road, Meilan District, Haikou(or beside the south gate of Hainan University, Meilan District, Haikou)