Chefs at Home: Vegetarian Banana Blossom "Meatball"

Chefs at Home: Vegetarian Banana Blossom "Meatball"

Yield: 4


  • 1 pc fresh banana blossom or bud
  • 1 tsp. Ginisa flavor mix
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion minced
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 pcs egg
  • 1/2 cup rock salt for cleaning the banana blossoms


  1. Chop the banana blossom finely and mix with rock salt.
  2. Mix it thoroughly until the banana blossoms are well coated with salt and set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Then squeeze the banana blossoms with your hands or you can use a piece of cloth to wrap the banana blossoms then squeeze it until the sap has been removed.
  4. Then wash it with warm water and squeeze it again to remove the water.
  5. In a bowl beat the eggs and mix the banana blossoms, minced onion and garlic, flour, salt and Ginisa flavor mix.
  6. Put flour in a bowl and form the banana blossom mixture into balls resembling meatballs and roll it in the flour to coat them.
  7. The mock meat balls should not be too large, make it small to medium size to cook the balls evenly inside and out.
  8. Do the same on the rest of the mixture to form the mock meat balls.
  9. Prepare a deep frying pan with cooking oil and heat it to medium heat.
  10. Deep fry the mock meat balls until golden brown.
  11. Strain the excess oil and serve hot with banana ketchup.


Recipe by Manny Montala of Kawaling Pinoy

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