banana stem

description

This is the inner part of the banana stem which is used in mohingar to give texture, bulk and flavour. The texture is similar to celery but the flavour is subtle and unique. Quite difficult to compare it with anything. I have only seen fresh banana stem sold in an Asian supermarket down Brick Lane as I believe neighbouring Bangladesh also use this in their cuisine.

substitutes

Shallots

availability

Asian stores

related recipes

Traditional fish noodle soup