As some of you may know, I stay with my grandparents on weekdays, weekends I go back to my house. Sometimes I’m tasked to cook for Nenek and Atok. Today was no different. Except, I’m told to peel pineapples.
With a parang. The very same one people use to slash people. (Ok at least I think it’s e same one. How many different types of parangs are there in the first place? OK so there are different types of parangs. Moving on.)
Naturally I told Mak and she said
“Kau jangan nak ngada-ngada. Kopek macam biase aje”
So yes I did peel it the old fashioned way, with a parang. Fearing I’d cut myself along the process. While trying my best not to touch the blade at all. Even when I washed the parang after I’m done.
Honestly I thought I butchered the whole pineapple! It was so thick then it came to this size.No turning back. I continued with the second pineapple. After which I’m told to cut it like how it is cut for rojak.
If I though I butchered the pineapple the first time round, it was nothing compared to this. I don’t think pineapple for rojak look like this. Halfway through cutting, I thought I was making the filling for pineapple tarts.
All aside, I think I did an okay job peeling the pineapples. While washing the dishes, I know I DO NOT want to clean fish. Or siang ikan. I honestly would want to put that off forever if I could. Also while Google-ing for pictures of peeled coconut, I saw this…
You’ve got to agree. This is a cool product. Possibly expensive, but cool nonetheless.