Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Yes we have planti bananas


With all my blogger friends coming to visit I will need to buy more food!!

Bananas are a meal in themselves and taste wonderful here - must be the warm sun and great views they have.

Banana leaves are used in mumu (cooking in the ground on hot stones) Here kaukau (sweet potato) is drenched in coconut milk before being wrapped in banana leaves.

I love to use banana leaves to serve food on too - looks so exotic.

24 comments:

• Eliane • said...

So you'll serve bananas, mumu and kaukau in your b&b? Sounds good to me!

lynn said...

They do look exotic! Those bananas look huge.

I've featured you at my blog today!

Willow said...

My mouth is watering! I think the sweet potatoes with coconut milk would be wonderful!

USelaine said...

They're so clean and fresh looking - do they add some flavor as well?

joshua said...

I feel blessed by your photos.

PALAVROSSAVRVS REX

Marcel said...

Yummm... looks and I bet it is good. You are right time flies when you are having fun!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Sweet potatoe, cooked in coconut milk... now that dose sound nice... I have seen the cooking on hot stones undergroud many times... the food always looks so nice.
I love the red hair of the lady banana sellers.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful post with pictures. I love bananas too but would bet my shorts that mine don't taste anything like your's.

imac said...

Ha save on washing the plates.lol.

dive said...

Ooo that looks so yummy Jules.

M.Benaut said...

Looks absolutely delicious, Jules.

I would say that Lynn must be completely back to normal after all that good, nutritious tucker.

Do you remember the song, "I like Bananas, because they have no Bones..... ?"

alicesg said...

Looked very interesting. Do you fried the sweet potatoes? Yes, we do have food wrapped in banana leaves too. The most common will the nasi lemak (coconut rice).

Donna said...

Gads...making me hungry!!lol...Happy day sweetie!hughugs

Chuck Pefley said...

Such a versatile fruit. Love the idea of serving food on the leaves. Might be a problem in Seattle, though, as I don't think I've ever seen banana leaves here. I'll have to be on the lookout from now on.

photowannabe said...

This looks so yummy and exotic. Wish I was coming to visit too. I would love to be served that way. I have had Naca-tamales steamed in banana leaves when we were in Nicaragua. The thought of them just makes my mouth water.

Clueless in boston said...

The bananas do look large. I've always loved bananas, so count me in.

Rod said...

once again some more great photo's Jules. Brings me back memories of the 2 years i spent in Vanuatu. The more i check out your blog the more i can't wait to get thereand take plenty of photo's myself.

Katie said...

Thanks for stocking up on bananas for the big crowd Jules! This reminds me of scenes from Trinidad. Cool!

Jules said...

Hi All
Gosh I think with all these visitors I'm going to need planti more bananas!!!

Chuck - if you find one take a photo - it will be worth a post!!!

Alice - i love fried sweet potatoes and the locals cook the bananas on the fire and deep fry them too - yum!!!

M B - no have never heard of that one - can you sing a few bars????

MmeBenaut said...

Yum! Mumu sounds delicious. M.B loves bananas. He has about 3 each week. I love bananas sliced with cream. I also love them baked with butter, rum and brown sugar. (Slice them lengthways before you cook them).

quintarantino said...

Quite interesting knowing about using banana leaves to cook and serve food.

Anonymous said...

I simply loved my time in Rabaul. I've traveled all over and NEVER did I find as welcoming and beautiful people as I did in Rabaul. Let me say I've never hit a port or desination that didn't feature at least one tout. Here, there were none, only the warmest welcoming people on the planet.

Picture getting invited to dinner by total strangers on a daily basis, everyone says "Good Morning!" even when it's not morning and never having to pay a "special" tourist price.

I'll be back, this time with my wife.

btw, got Dysentery from eating a banana wrapped meal at the market. I knew I would but ate it anyhow, as I had the cure. Delicious!

Jules said...

Mme B - yum, yum - you can be Chef when all the bloggers visit!!!!

Anon - You are right - the people here are fabulous. You were brave eating cooked food from the market - the banana leaf would be safer to digest!!!

M.Benaut said...

Jules, I could definitely hum a few bars, but I prefer humming in bars.

On another subject, you said to Madame, "I have a couple but not sure where to post them!!!!"

I reckon you should make a quick decision.
Both Rich and I have our hands up; so to speak !!!
Men are quite confident they can speak for each other.