Thursday, August 9, 2012

Ginataang puso ng saging

Ginataang puso ng saging
Ginataang puso ng saging are banana flowers cooked in coconut milk. This was the main dish of what was a simple but healthy lunch we had the other day at Palwa Restaurant in Libaong, Bohol.

Truth be told, I had never eaten this scrumptious dish before.  And from what I was told, banana flowers, referred to locally as puso ng saging, can be cooked in various ways; one of which is adobo-style.  However, there is a preparation process one must follow.  This entails removing the sap by chopping the flowers and soaking them in salt for several minutes, then washed with water, and wrapped with cloth.  You then squeeze the cloth with the chopped banana flowers inside to fully remove any remaining sap.  Afterwards, you can begin cooking

According to, banana flowers are part of the many cuisines in the world, and that they possess immense medicinal value. Along with dietary fibers, proteins and unsaturated fatty acids, banana flowers are also rich in vitamin E and flavonoids.

This simple but highly nutritious lunch also included a steaming bowl of misua noodle soup, organic pink rice and of course, a pitcher of ice cold water.

Misua noodle soup
Organic pink rice
Pitcher of ice cold water

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  1. one of my favorite appetizers is my mom's puso ng saging salad. it has mayo, coconut cream, onions, vinegar, etc. try mo minsan.:p

  2. I miss ginataang puso sa saging.. Yumm

  3. That looks yummy I'm seriously craving. This is one of my favorite gulay dish back home.

  4. This looks so yummy!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight.

    Thanks, Nichi

  5. It's been a while since I ate this vegetables.