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Plantains vs Bananas

by Bangsar Babe

As a foodie, I’m always learning new things when I eat out, especially when I’m with other food lovers. Here’s what I had at Checkers a few days ago — roasted chicken leg with plantain banana.Plantains are a member of the banana family. They are starchy, low in sugar, and are served as a side dish in many savoury dishes. They look like green bananas but ripe plantains become dark brown/black in colour. When fully ripe, plantains are aromatic and sweet. They are bigger than bananas, harder to peel (especially when green), and must be cooked for consumption.It looks obscene. Okay fine, maybe I’m looking at things at a slightly perverted angle. But after a few glasses of wine, it’s hard to fault me. What do you think? Doesn’t it look…odd? =P

L-r: Plantains, red bananas, bananitos, Cavendish bananas.
(image taken from wikipedia)

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