Different fruits can mark the change of seasons in Cambodia but not coconuts. They’re available all year round and just about everywhere. There are cheap, nutritious, and delicious so they are a favorite with much of the population. Here are three coconut vendors along Street 63 in Phnom Penh.
From the vendors’ point of view, the downside of coconuts is that they are big, heavy, and bulky and you can’t stack them like you can cases of beer. The white coconuts have had the green outer hull cut off, mainly for a better-looking product although cutting off the hull also helps the coconuts to chill faster when you throw them into the ubiquitous orange coolers.