heart of banana patties

heart of banana patties


My favorite food of all time in the Philippines and thanks to my sister-in-law Gwen for taking the time to prepare these for me. There are plenty of banana plants in the Cagayan valley so it is just a matter of looking for the plants that have a banana flower on them.


I wished that I still lived in a region where banana flowers are readily available…but, nevertheless, I am looking forward to my return trip to the Cagayan Valley for the great food!

This is a great lunch or dinner with a heaping scoop of white rice!

The banana heart…a Filipino delicacy

Heart of Banana..a Filipino delicacy

In the Cagayan Valley there are so many Banana plants, and there is often a banana flower on each banana plant. The banana flower is called  the banana heart  in the Philippines. In Tuao, Cagayan I have seen the banana heart prepared with egg and corn starch. It is very yummy! I am looking forward to returning to the Philippines for more heart of banana!