food tool: KUDKURAN (Coconut Grater)

Traditional Filipino homes has this must-have kitchen tool especially those who love to cook or do delicacies with coconut… the “coconut grater” or “shredder”, commonly known in the Philippines as “kudkuran” or “kudkuran ng niyog”. This humble and simple machine made out of elongated wood for its bench and its metal grater attached on its forepart is used to segregate or separate the coconut flesh from its shell. In order to use it, you have to sit on its other end opposite to its grater with your legs apart and with your hands holding the half-cut coconut while grating it in its shredder manually. Also called as “igad” in Ilocano, “kaguran” in Bisaya, and “pangudkuran” in Ivatan.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rekha Sharma
    Jun 10, 2016 @ 19:32:02

    What tree is the coconut grater cut from?


    • sukito san
      Jul 27, 2016 @ 10:11:59

      It is usually made out of hard wood like narra, molave, or ipil. But, narra wood nowadays is prohibited for such use and hard to find because it is sort of endangered. Hope this helps. Thank you for your question and for dropping by on my blog 🙂


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