Gluay Nam Wah

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Gluay Nam Wah   กล้วยน้ำว้า

One of the most versatile plants in Thailand is the banana. The most common variety of banana in Thailand is 'Gluay Nam Wah'. It is often grown around people's houses because of its usefulness: the leaves is used as a wrap for food, flowers and fruit are eaten and part of the trunk is eaten or used as animal feed.

Gluay Nam Wah is a small banana compared to the variety commonly available in the US. Each hand has between 10-15 bananas. Each banana is about 3-4 inches in length and about an inch in diameter. The flesh is off white with tiny edible seeds inside.

Gluay Nam Wah can be eaten raw or cooked. If you get a chance, try some...

Some great banana desserts/snacks

  • boiled whole banana, eaten with shredded coconut
  • bananas in syrup
  • sun dried whole banana
  • banana paste
  • banana in coconut milk
  • grilled banana
  • banana with sticky rice inside banana leaf wrap
  • banana with sticky rice and shredded coconut


Recipes made with Gluay Nam Wah

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