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Sunday, March 25, 2007
Little Green Bananas
I've finally discovered a food here that I don't like. That's saying a lot. I mean, for instance, I ate "lingua" - beef tongue - after suffering a week of stomach alements, and actually enjoyed it. There's not much here that isn't good. But boiled green bananas just don't do it for me. I'm not sure how to describe them. They're not sweet at all. They're just starchy and unflavorful. It's kind of like eating a raw, slightly mushy potato, maybe. They're served as a side dish, a filler for more flavorful offerings, like the fantastic fried talapia I had them with. But unlike other fillers, such as rice and beans, they just don't do it for me. I thought it was worth mentioning so you don't think I'm just raving about everything I eat here.


Blogger Mika said...
Mmm.. guineos verdes son mi favorito :) They may tickle your pallet a bit better with a small bit of olive oil - Have to have them fresh out of the pot though -- Nice and hot! Also, you can throw some sliced onions on them... after they're cooked, peel and put into a dish - slice an onion into pretty rings - disperse the onions on top of the guineos, pour a small amt of olive oil over whole thing -- voila!