How to Prepare Banana Leaves for Cooking | Flo Chinyere

How to Prepare Banana Leaves for Cooking | Flo Chinyere


Whenever I look outside and see these banana
leaves … Or are they plantains? I’m not sure which ones they are but you can use these leaves to wrap Nigerian
Moi Moi. And every other wrap-able. So whenever I see them, I feel like eating Moi Moi! The banana plantation is on another person’s
property which is a long way round. But I know someone I can get permission from and I am in an adventure mode today. So that Banana Leaf Hunt must happen today. Let’s go!

85 thoughts on “How to Prepare Banana Leaves for Cooking | Flo Chinyere”

  1. Join me on my Banana Leaf Adventure! 💃💃💃 If you entered for the last giveaway, please check the comments section of that video to see you won so you can come and claim your winning ooo. All winnings must be claimed this week. Link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNkXTmeHS94

  2. Great adventure Flo. I remember growing up in Lagos and my mom would buy these banana leaves from the market. My job was washing them and preparing it for my mom to make the moi-moi. This was how I learned how to cook. I love that you showed us how to get the banana leaves ready from the main source. Thank you once again.

  3. Oh my God, I just bought this yesterday to make moimoi and it was just breaking so bad I decided to throw them away. Thank God I still have them in my kitchen and I just saw your video now, thank you so much, I’m going back to do exactly what you just did.

  4. Where can I get your cook book. How much is it. Your are typical nwanyi ibo. I love African food. Okpa, akidi na oka, etc. Your right plastic is not good even foil but what can we do. Thanks so much.

  5. We use banna leaves to wrap pastelles in at christmas time…my job is preparing the leaves…we have banana trees in our back yard …i prepare them by cutting them to size with a kitchen shears and putting them in a microwaveable container with a lid and microwave them for about 2 minutes….works great for me

  6. Hahaah!😂😂😂 At shooting Nollywood movie😁 I really miss my country ooo Thanks for showing us this. I will love to try when I visit naija

  7. Oh wow…I learnt something new today. A lot of eateries are guilty of using plastic containers for their Moimoi ooh……know better ? Do they care? Congrats on your YouTube recognition 🙌🏽🙏🏽🏆🏅

  8. Wilt!!!! Now i know why my banana leaf always tear when i try to use them in moi moi making process. Thanks for the lesson, I love this channel. Chukwu gozie gi!!! 💕💕

  9. Akwukwo uma is the ultimate, we had lots of it in the village. Its easier to line up and fold. I now use aluminum foil, i never liked santana bags

  10. Aunty Flo did you say you are almost 50? 🤔 wow! Well, don't forget you can still get pregnant oh. This one you are hot like this 😁. I love the aroma that comes with wilting those banana leaves. Great video as usual.

  11. Lol🤣 on location for a Nollywood Movie!! Heeeey….is hair is like the banana tree roots ooo!!! Strong and Healthy! I love it…Sister I've been growing my hair in locs for eight years now😊❤🖤💚. Great video, you know I love going around town with you! Lol

  12. I'm sure I'll be able to find banana leaves here in Philly but do you think corn husk could be a good substitute for wrapping moin moin?

  13. Just yesterday I was thinking of how to wrap Moi Moi with banana leaf because in Australia we don't have etare( hope the spelling is right) . Thanks for the video

  14. Are you going to upload an update of the moi moi you intended to make in this video. My Sister and I are particularly curious about the way you use(d) the leaf (wrapping method).

  15. Awesome video! Right here at Y&S FOOD! we really like to catch such a contents. We produce Travel & Food movies too, around the the world, and so we are continually seeking for inspirations and perhaps creative concepts. Thank You.

  16. Love watching your videos i have gained so much knowledge at my age and my friends keep asking how I know so much about cooking thanks Aunty flo

  17. Watched this & immediately went to my local spanish store to pick up some banana leaves to rock my moi-moi tonight. Can't wait! Meanwhile, big ups to our Rastafarian 😁for the nyere aka.

  18. Auntie Flo, you don't look 50. You look like 20. Plus the adventure you have, is awesome. I knew banana leaves were here before the Saran wrap and wax paper. Thank you for this auntie!

  19. you spoiled every thing. you were bragging NO SIDE EFFECTS which is correct but you add soap in the water. Chemicals in the soap will contaminate the banana, or plantain leaves.

  20. The last time you said people were surprised that you are almost 50. In this video, you look 20ish, around 25

  21. Thank you❤!! I have banana trees in my backyard. Just like you, anytime I see them, I start longing for moimoi. I once tried using the leaves to wrap moimoi, but it was a disaster lol. Thanks for showing how to prepare the leaves. Please, please, please … can you also do a video where you actually use them to wrap moimoi?

  22. I have an 87 year old neighbor from Hawaii and she just introduced me to cooking with banana leaves she gave me a big bunch today to cook with im so excited!

  23. Hmm. I had to see this video after watching the agidi one. I beg too much work for this plantain/banana leaf. I prefer the normal moimoi leaf. LOL

  24. Please my amiable teacher can I use plantain leaf for okpa or moi moi cos getting banana leaf here is hard

  25. The banana leaf I bought has something white when I dip it in boiling water, when I wilt it. I don't know what this is and I'm concerned it may be a chemical or wax. Does this happen with yours? What do you think it is?

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