Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monkey Bananas

Hey, have I told you about the tours I have been doing at Prahran Market?

No? Oops sorry.

Well instead of me rabbiting on, have a look here and here or even better just come along one Saturday! All the details are here.

Now the intention of this post was not the market but these extremely cute monkey bananas that I brought after a tour a few weeks ago.

This variety are my absolute, hands down favourite. Firm texture, even when very ripe and small enough that they are not a meal in themselves as some of those ginormous cavendish bananas can be.

What I loved so much about these hands in particular was the bunch on the right, they were particularly tiny, just minuscule as you can see next to the 20 cent piece.

I asked at the counter as I paid for them, "so, do you have any smaller?" The woman looked at me with the strangest frown and then just absolutely cracked up.
"No, they are the smallest".

I totally believed her.


  1. Hi Jackie,
    I've just discovered your blog and it is so gorgeous. I may spend several hours here (there goes the housework!) Thanks for such lovley foodie tales.

  2. I bought monkey bananas at the Prahran market today too :) Apparently they're the only place that call them that though... your blog was the only reference to them I could find. I blogged about them too...