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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Philippine Banana?

No, it's not a Philippine banana but banana from Mexico. Actually, Philippines has different types of bananas. There are bananas that you can cook if they are ripe or not ripe yet just like the one in the picture below. There are bananas also that you just eat if they are ripe and not good for cooking. The banana sold here in the local market is the cheapest banana in the Philippines. Some feed the cheapest banana to their pigs. Interesting huh! But if you like to eat banana, you have no other choice but to eat of what's available here. Anyway, I was glad the other day when one of the local market here got this unripe banana in the store. Hubby and I went to the Asian Market and then went to this local store closer to the Asian Market. Hubby thought that maybe I need something there so we drop by there. I was so happy seeing this green banana. I was so excited and I told hubby "Hubby, this is a Philippine banana!". But when I looked at the sticker of where these banana came from, it says from Mexico. I'm glad that Mexico grows fruits that we had in the Philippines. I bought 3 pcs of this but I overcooked it. The taste is still okay though but I want to try cooking another batch hoping that I'll cook it right next time. So hubby and I went back to the store yesterday just to buy four green bananas, the one in the picture below. Thank God, people here didn't buy it or else I went home yesterday with empty handed. hehe


While cooking these bananas, I also keep on smelling it. It really smells like the one we had in the Philippines. These bananas are my snacks after work. I finish two already and I ate it with dried fish. Love it! :)

16 comments:

Cecile n' Matt said...

here visiting :-) how are you?

Lynn said...

Love ko rin nilagang banana especially if hinog kay tam-is.

Mexico and the Phils. grows the same banana man siguro, Mich kay ang Stanfilco diri who's an exporter of bananas, they have plantations man sa Latin Nations so basig pareha ra. (",)

Juliet said...

hi michelle, lami gyud sa imo saging panghatag bi. bitaw ngano gikuha mna nimo imo message board dre? regards

Ilocana said...

Hey, tried to visit you yesterday but wasn't able to get through. I don't know what's wrong and same thing happened to Sheng too. So I guess it's the google system .???
Anyway, did you go to chinese resto yesterday? Huh, been busy cleaning and doing laundry. Hay, hirap talaga buhay muchacha, ha,ha,ha. Well, see you whenever and take care..

Mummy SHENG said...

yey, i can get in now! woohoo! my ie must just have a bad day yesterday! hahaha!

have a good night! late na jan, diba? it's about 9am here.

have a blessed sunday tomorrow!

Webloglearner said...

Hi Twinks.. you make me miss bananas too. it has been a long time since i last ate one. but the province and town where i grew up was one of the leading banana producers in the region where it belongs.... well, i was like a monkey when i was a child that could take banana anywhere..

i miss philippines now...

WebbieStuffs

Webloglearner said...

ooopss...sorry, i am confused...i thought it was twink's blog i commented or michelle's? i open two windows kasi... i apologize for the wrong name if it was indeed a mistake...

WebbieStuffs

Lynn said...

hapit ra ko ning gabhiuna, Mich. i'm home alone eh. mingaw payag.

happy sunday!

Mountain Woman said...

Interesting post about the bananas. I've never had a cooked banana before but it sure sounds good!

Pinay WAHM said...

Hi Mitch...

Salamat sa hop. Musta na? Ang sarap naman ng saging. I like them ripe though.

Hope your weekend is going great.

Juliana

Elda Carlson said...

Wow so yummy can I have some!

Gie said...

we also have here in florida, usually came from mexico but mapait pag naluto. I never bought it again. Nasuya ko..

texas_sweetie said...

grabi ang saging ka bisaya.ingon ana nga saging gipangita naku dri wa jud ko kita.swerti ka.gapalaway man ka bisaya oi.brrr...

Ness said...

Wow I like and miss banana..way back to Phil..Sis I added u in my blogroll @ http://www.mydailywebjournal.com site as "My Small World". Hope u will add me here too..Thanks!

Cheers!
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Sherry said...

wow you just boiled the banana and eat? Banana is ripe?

Michelle said...

The banana is not ripe yet, boiled, peeled and yummy when paired with salty fried fish and dried fish. It's a delicacy in the Philippines. This is also good with salted anchovies. :)