All-rounder plantain: all you need to know about the versatile pisang fig
The banana is one of the most popular fruits, while the plantain is relatively unknown - yet it can be used in many ways in the kitchen. Falstaff provides tips for preparation as well as a street food classic from Ghana.
They look very similar, but in terms of taste, the plantain has very little to do with the common banana; is there really a danger of confusion? Basically, it is quite simple: plantains are larger, longer and thicker, and have a thicker skin and firmer flesh than conventional bananas.