Purchase tropical fruit several days in advance to allow time for ripening to optimal flavor and sweetness. Leave it at room temperature until ripened; then chill until ready to use.
Oxmoor House JUNE 2006
Simmer water, sugar, and ginger in a small saucepan 5 minutes. Remove from heat; pour liquid through a wire-mesh strainer into a small bowl, discarding ginger. Stir in lime juice; cover and chill syrup.
Combine kiwifruit and next 4 ingredients in a trifle bowl or large serving bowl. Drizzle cooled syrup over fruit; toss gently. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.
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