Ann Zhu
konw more about banana there are different kinds of banana like "香蕉"、"大蕉"、"粉蕉"、"皇帝蕉" ect. but how should I call them in English respectively? Anyone would be so nice to tell me^^...
Apr 7, 2011 6:12 AM
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I'm not entirely sure each variety has an equivalent name in English, but 香蕉 looks like a Cavendish banana (the long yellow bananas). Very short, sweet bananas are called "Lady Fingers". I think 粉蕉 is the closest, judging from the pictures. They're not so good to cook with (they turn grey), so it's better to eat them fresh. "Lady Fingers" can mean a number of different species, depending on the country. 大蕉 is a plantain; we consider this different from bananas and treat it more like a sweet potato when we cook it. 皇帝蕉 I'm not sure about. Perhaps "Goldfinger" is what we would call it. Anyway, I hope that helps.
April 7, 2011
Check a botanical dictionary.
April 7, 2011
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