Home  >  Travel   >   Dining

Coconut Rice

ehainan.gov.cn | Updated: 2018-11-29


Coconut Rice [Photo/en.explorehainan.com]

Coconut Rice, also named Coconut Boat, is a traditional farmers' snack in Hainan province.

It is made by cooking rice inside a freshly picked coconut.

Cut into slices, the sticky rice and coconut meat is eaten together, making for a sweet tropical treat.

Coconut has a high nutrition value. It strengthens the spleen and stomach and contains protein, carbohydrates, vitamins B1, B2 and C, calcium, phosphorus, and mineral substances.


Tourists take part in a coconut-rice-eating competition at a scenic spot in Sanya. [Photo by Sha Xiaofeng/hinews.cn]