Sunday, April 22, 2012


Chiquita bananas just don't do it for me, compared to local bananas.

Every April, the Talofofo people host a Banana Festival.  This year I met Ben Meno, who explained to me some of the many varieties of bananas to be found on island.

If it's unripe banana, it's called chotda.

Aga' if it's ripe.

Some are for cooking; some for eating raw.

I buy local bananas usually once a week.  My favorite is the macau, because it keeps longer than manila, which I do like as well.  I also buy the cooking bananas and just steam them.  They're delicious just like that.

Other varieties are chotdan long, dåma, tanduki, galayan, and påhong among others.

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