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Going Banana*

~Banana Leaf that is!
Banana leaves serve many purposes in Asian cooking, from adding flavor or using them to wrap just as we would tin foil or parchment paper... Certainly add a colorful & exotic background for serving delicious dishes/platters.[to find out more click here]. Anyway, I think the 'funnest' part is eating on Banana Leaf! The 'Exotica Level' has just gone up a few notches!
~Take a look at some delicious goodness
found around Singapore:
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When I fly back home,
I ought to find out more from my local plant nursery.
Would certainly love to get a banana tree for myself...
I'm sure I can keep it indoor by the sunny window?!
~So inspired to have a touch of tropical-exotica in
my own living space somehow...
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I'm pretty sure I'd find some more
creative use from
this tropical & versatile plant! ~yesss...
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~XOXO*
via the exotic Singapore

42 comments:

Juanita said...

That food looks yummo!

AJ said...

If I had to live on a deserted island and chose just one food for the rest of my life (man, that would be one funky island), it would be something from that area of the world, definitely....it's only 6:26am here and your photos are already making me hungry - btw: did you know a banana plant is an annual? oxox kisses, darlink..AJ

Jan said...

I was thinking (like AJ) that if I were stuck on a desert island I'd be glad I'd seen this post - so versatile !
Marvellous x

bunny, The Paris House Designs said...

Lenore, the food looks so delicious and healthy. Oliver was just asking if we could get a banana tree???I don't know in NJ, but you are right maybe it can survive indoors in the Winter..it would look great.
enjoy your beautiful surroundings you lucky girl
xoxo

Laura Trevey said...

I love trying new things from different cultures.... these look divine!!

xoxo Laura

Sarah said...

Ohhhhh, it all looks so good! I want a banana tree!!!

Couture Carrie said...

Yummy post, darling L!

xoxox,
CC

Yelena R. said...

Looks so yummy!

Michael Rivers said...

Interesting. I had no idea!

abigail said...

Did you know that in about 20 years there might not be any more bananas?!?!?
you can read about it here:
http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2008-06/can-fruit-be-saved

Jaime said...

Very interesting! I will try anything once....well not anything, not bugs! haha

the Citizen Rosebud said...

That food looks delcious. BUT I really like that banana leaf umbrella. That's for your comments on my post, by the way. I'm now following your. : )

daisychain said...

Oh L, you are making me so hungry.

Saving Capulet said...

This is such a lovely post, I must say eating on a banana leaf plate is indeed divine! <3

nookie said...

yummy post

Shaddy said...

I hate being stupid, but do you eat the banana leaves? If so, what do they taste like?

It all looks wonderful! The umbrella is absolutely marvelous.

Keep savoring your stay in Singapore! I sure am!

Iva said...

Lenore! I have always wanted a banana tree too! ALWAYS! and mangoes and papayas and avocados. I would be so happy with all of that in my back yard!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh darling, these foods looks so delicious! yummy! thanks for sharing! xo

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Abigail,
Thank you for the link~ that's quite a scarrry news!

Shaddy,
only animal farm; goats eat the leaves~ but again goats eat almost anything, saw them eating plastic bag when I was in India before! what?!!!

Thank you everyone!
~greetings*

BELTee* said...

Yummy!love the delicious pictures & that umbrella is so great! enjoying your exciting travel Lenore!!
xoxo

Saving Capulet said...

omg, it's a major honor! Thank you soo much!! c(",c)

emily said...

wow. looks SO good. love banana :)

Tracie said...

I'm so hungry right now. Yummy!

The Seeker said...

I like bananas...
Very interesting and yummy.

Love and Blessings dear

xoxo

bananas. said...

You know i love this post!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

interesting indeed! yummy photos! keep enjoying yourself and keep us posted, loving it xoxo

Sabine said...

Oh, this looks so delicious! I want to eat some banana leaves, too.

Hermione said...

How yummy yummy! I just had dinner and still would want some of that, haha.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Mmmm. I just love the hawker food here - so cheap and good! Too bad I'm leaving Singapore soon - maybe we could have bumped into each other for some yummy nasi lemak!

Savvy Gal said...

Drooling.....

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Hey Lenorenevermore - Thanks for sharing your adventures in Singapore. So exciting, especially the glorious food! But that architecture is pretty darn stupendous in itself. Hey, I have a huge banana plant in a pot & decided to bring it indoors. It's been several months now & all good.

Hope you get some time to live it up my friend & don't eat anything with a face :D love ya

AnnQ said...

Love it! And that umbrella is awesome!

trishie said...

Gotta love that umbrella...ha!

Brandi said...

I love bananas. And I love banana leaves. I've seen them used in some Puerto Rican dishes, but I'd love to know if there are ways to incorporate them so they could be eaten too...

Dancing Branflake said...

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Haute World said...

Oh my, those foodie pics had my mouth watering. I do miss Asian cuisine a lot, especially the more simple dishes that use ingredients you can't get here. I adore any leaf dishes actually. I think many people think the banana leaf is just show, but it does give a lot of flavor.

Hope you had a lovely Chinese New Year in Singapore!

Gigi said...

Now I'm starving! What a great idea to grow your own. xo

Ela said...

I love the bananarella!
And that food....yum. I love the aroma and flavour cooking in banana leaves give food.
Tummy's grumbling over here!
xo

Clorivak said...

Holy Yummers...wow, that food looks drool worthy and I just finished supper.

Sam said...

That scrummy food looks so good! Funnily enough we don't have much cuisine from Singapore in Sydney - it really looks wonderful and different to Thai, Japanese etc I don't think you'll have any trouble having a banana tree - they are very good at growing anywhere!

Sher said...

I have to admit, I just googled if one can actually eat a banana leaf.... I have never had anything served with one before. I am truly missing out in life :)