Fried Bananas with Grated Coconut

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New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

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Fried bananas are familiar just about everywhere. In tropical Asia, however, we have a particular type of banana that is exactly right for frying, but unfortunately it is not available everywhere. When I fry bananas at home in Wimbledon I use the ordinary supermarket ones, usually imported from the West Indies. A good alternative is to use ripe plantains, which are not hard to find. Asians usually eat fried bananas not for dessert but as a tea-time or morning-coffee snack. Freshly grated