Saturday, November 22, 2008

Rastali vs Tanduk

I admit that I am not a big fan of banana.
But there are two types of bananas that is acceptable to my palate, and Babai's favourite too.

I did not know the name of this banana before. So last night when me and Babai bought some at the Pasar Borong Selangor nearby, I took the time to ask the young fella who mane the stall the name of this banana. Heheh I am so happy to finally be able to name this banana. Next would be identifying the name of fishes kuikui.. (err does this show something to you :p)



I bought this at RM1.50. Hmm.. is it expensive?

It's called Pisang Rastali/Restali with scientific name of Musa acuminata x balbisiana Colla (AAB Group). It is also called as Pisang Raja Sereh in Indonesia. I'm not sure what is it called in Bidayuh language, but me and Babai resort in calling it 'borak moduok' (spoilt banana) from the black spot on the skin. I like this banana because I felt that it have characters.

The other one is the gigantic Pisang Tanduk, but it's kinda hard to find. Even if we do find it, I could never finish it at one seating. So I never bother.

But pisang tanduk goreng is sure nice eh? ;)

13 comments:

Willie said...

I don't really like pisang, But the funny thing is...I love pisang goreng. Ahaks!

balidriver4u said...

i tot pisang rastafari tek. LOL. we bukar-sadong call pisang rastali as pisang keling. it's my favourite. i also like pisang montel and pisang emas.

headsteadi said...

eeee ... salah login ID pake ku. the top one is also me.

i have this in my bookmark. http://soleh.net/2007/06/14/khasiat-buah-pisang/

MadWitch GoneCrazy said...

i love rastali or 'borak moduok' as u call it... :)

Sumuk said...

harhar! i know there would be lots of this rastali banana fan out there. this banana really taste different than other banana.

willie:
pisang goreng panas panas!! RM1 3 ketul!

headsteadi:
we got the same info there.. eventhough i felt it kinda exaggerated.. some called pisang kelat keling (it'll turn dark when overripe). Pisang montel? uh. Sik cukup ilmu alam agik aku tok..

MadWitch GoneCrazy:
Mao satu? ;D Pas pas puong neh..

p/s to all:
did you ever try cook young banana in boiling water until tender? that's my childhood favorite.. nice..

btw in chinese, the seller said it's called something like ta-li-que. Anybody want to correct that?

Desmond said...

I will go for Banana Split - that is nice anytime and everytime :)

Sumuk said...

desmond:
Banana split is nice (i love ice-cream!) but unless someone chia, i never order one because i felt it is always overpriced. but it's also so easy to do at home, especially to be made as a treat for kids :D

cdason said...

my dad will say to me everytime I reach home "Cyril, I bought banana's.. you must eat one after dinner"... Sometimes this drives me bananas....

Sumuk said...

LOL!!

One Other ... said...

Dont like banana much either. Hate the squishy feeling in my mouth. eugh.

Eh, in this part of Bidayuh town, we called it Pisang Kapas. what do u call it in that part? ;-)

Sumuk said...

I agree dayung. only that pisang rastali have kelat and slightly sourish taste it make me forget momentarily abt the gooey texture :D

freeweelee said...

err...as long as the pisang don't have the biji inside, i'm ok liao...taste almost the same to me anyway...haha...

seriously, maybe there's a bit different in taste for diff type of pisang la..but then i couldn't be bothered i guess.... as long as the bananas help me prevent cramps when playing sports...keke...

Sumuk said...

urgh.. i hate the one with biji too. such a nuisance..

 
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