Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Canned Coconut Milk

According to wikipedia, Coconut milk is a sweet, milky white cooking base derived from the meat of a mature coconut. The color and rich taste of the milk can be attributed to the high oil content and sugars. In Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia coconut milk is called santan and in the Philippines it is called gata. In Thailand it is called ga-ti (กะทิ) and used in many of the Thai curries. In Brazil, it is called leite de coco (literally, coconut milk). It should not be confused with coconut water (coconut juice), which is the naturally-occurring liquid found inside a coconut.
Two grades of coconut milk exist: thick and thin. Thick coconut milk is prepared by directly squeezing grated coconut meat through cheesecloth. The squeezed coconut meat is then soaked in warm water and squeezed a second or third time for thin coconut milk. Thick milk is used mainly to make desserts and rich, dry sauces. Thin milk is used for soups and general cooking. This distinction is usually not made in Western nations since fresh coconut milk is usually not produced, and most consumers buy coconut milk in cans. Manufacturers of canned coconut milk typically combine the thin and thick squeezes, with the addition of water as a filler.

Coconut milk may also be used for drinking raw by itself, or as a substitute for animal milk in tea, coffee, etc. It can be mixed with fruit to make a yogurt substitute and in general for baking.






12 diner's comment:

FaYe said...

last saturday, nagpalit ko ug 3 cans nga coconut milk kay gi-sale man ug 3 cans ang paliton. ako unya isagol sa ako chicken curry tomorrow.
musta dha.

Mrs. Kolca said...

i love cooking with coco milk and coco cream.. masarap talaga ang ulam na luto sa gata lalo kapag naulan like langka, gabi, tulingan, manok, atbp.

lina@happy family said...

I always use powder coconut milk. It's so practical...

kathy said...

Agoy starring ang gata! hehehehe.. nalimtan mo pagbutang sa uses ang application sa buhok.. nyahahaha... unsoan na lng ang lanslubs... hhahahhaha...

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Lulu said...

agree ko sa lanslub...lol

pastilan sauna customer kaayo ko anang lanslub mao nice kaayo ko ug hair... karon wala na mahal na ang lanslub pantene nalang ang barato :))

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Dati nage export din kami ng coconut milk at coconut cream nung nagtatrabaho pa ako sa isang food company. Nakakalungkot lang na talo ng Thai food export ang food export natin sa US. Hindi masyadong naaalagaan ng gobyerno ang mga exports natin. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

puzzle said...

Sis, magluluto ka ng ginataang bilo-bilo? :D

shydub said...

Pahulama ko anang isa ka gata tsang ky mag biko ko hehehehe

teJan said...

mao ba dhems;) pagkakusgan gud diay anang lubi! heheh!

labay rako kadiyot kay mag pa vaccine mi ni laikka!

eden said...

gamit gyud kaayo ni nako ang coconut milk. dili pwede mahubsan ang pantry nako ug coconut milk..hehehe

thanks for sharing the info dhemz

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analou said...

Hello dhemz. Cge man pod ko palit sa coconut milk sa pilipino store ug bisan sa local store dire duol sa amoa. But i noticed nga lahe ra jud ang taste sa coconut milk in can than the one squeeze directly from the coconut meat. Lame jud ni xa kung maggata ka with kangkong, kalabasa, talong, batong, bulad ug uban pa. Your post reminded me of ginataan. Naglaway na pod ko da.