This lovely pink banana flower picture is taken at Floria 2009. Usually the common banana plant bears dark red banana flowers. There is also a Malay saying, "Pisang takkan berbuah dua kali," meaning that the same banana plant will never bear fruits twice.
Have you heard this kid-song before? I learnt it at elementary school.
Yellow bird,Up high in a banana tree,
You sit all alone like me
Did your lady friend,
Leave the nest again?
That is very sad,
Make me feel so bad,
You can fly away,
In the sky away,
You're more lucky than me ........
All my life, I've been looking for the yellow bird because I have never seen a yellow bird on a banana plant before. Or, am I going bananas???
P/S: For recipes, please visit Kuali, a reliable publication from our national newspaper The Star. Just do a search of the recipe you want e.g. type the word 'banana' or 'rendang'. I like the author, Amy Beh's recipes very much. For lemang, there are not many that I can find, but you can try here. I hope this helps. Actually, besides referring to cookbooks, I am an internet 'trainee cook'. I learnt to roast a chicken, bake cheese cake, make garlic bread and Japanese sushi from the internet, just by watching their videos.