Today I extracted coconut milk from a coconut, by hand. It took me 10 minutes to open it, with which I finally succeeded with the help of a hammer and a screwdriver. It then took me almost an hour to scrape all the meat out, and squeeze the juice out using a kitchen towel. I got about 1 dl of coconut milk from that, and a messed up kitchen.
At first I felt like this about it:
Then I tasted the food that I made... my first chicken with green curry. OMG. WORTH IT.