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Authentic Thai Recipe Ingredient: Banana Flower

Photo of Banana Flower and How it is Used in Authentic Thai Recipes.

Banana Flower

หัวปลี (Hua pli)
Banana flowers can be eaten raw, e.g. Yam hua pli (a spicy salad with thinly sliced banana flowers), or steamed with a Nam phrik (chilli dip). It can also feature in Som tam, in soups or deep-fried, as in Thot man huapli. The taste of the steamed flowers is somewhat similar to that of artichokes.

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