Banana Flower Dish in Yunnan

Banana hearts are used as a vegetable in South Asian and Southeast Asian cuisine, either raw or steamed with dips or cooked in soups, curries and fried foods.The flavor resembles that of artichoke. As with artichokes, both the fleshy part of the bracts and the heart are edible.

Banana flower is a special delicacy on the table of Yunnan people, and banana flower fried meat is a major dish. Tasting bitter, the flower need process of manual rubbing, parboiling and other procedures to remove astringence. It doesn’t look as good as the others, but it’s delicious. In addition to fried pork with banana flower, fragrant crisp banana flower, fried eggs with banana flower, and baked banana flower are also some popular Yunnan dishes.