Banana Heart in Coconut Milk

Posted By: Margie Babon


Banana heart in coco milk

To clean and cut a banana heart is a skill, this recipe is quite challenging when it comes to cleaning and chopping the banana heart.

How to clean the banana heart, check this link:


What you need:

1 medium size of banana heart, properly cleaned and cut into small strips

1 small onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. ginger

1 ½ cup coconut milk

¼ cup water

2 tbsp. vegetable oil

Sea salt

Chili pepper (optional)

Tofu (optional)


How to Cook

  1. Using a large heavy pan, warm 2 tbsp. vegetable oil over medium heat. Saute ginger for 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 5minutes then add chopped garlic and sauté for another 5 minutes.
  2. Add tofu puff or fried tofu (this is optional). If you want to have protein extender, tofu will do with the banana heart.
  3. Add strips of banana heart. Saute for 3 minutes then add ¼ cup of water, boil for 10minutes then add coconut milk.
  4. Cover the pan and simmer banana heart for 20-30 minutes until tender.
  5. Season with salt.
  6. You can add chili pepper to add spice.
  7. Serve with rice.


banana heart with chili pepper

Banana heart in coconut milk is a very Filipino classic recipe.


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