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nosafewords nosafewords 22-25 11 Answers Jul 15, 2009

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Nope. Both of you shaylon and denverguy are wrong.



A plantain does not taste like a banana. I It can be eaten while it is still green and in countries like Puerto Rico , fried green plantain is called "Toston ". It is also eaten when it is ripe and it is very sweet and delicious but the flavour does not resemble that of a banana , and much less that of a chicken, LOL .



They sell fried plantain chips at organic stores and they are really good eaten plain or with a spicy guacamole on the side.



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You spent all that time telling other people they are wrong and still didn't answer the question. What do they taste like? "Sweet" isn't an answer.

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I like mine ripe and raw. People I know always look at me with odd questioning stares when I do. They're like "but you have to cook them first!" I just tell them I don't like regular bananas because they smell a little like saliva. I can't describe it well but I find it quite repulsive. Plantains, to me, taste sweet just like a banana minus the salivary smell.

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A banana !

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LOL UC! THANK YOU!

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Like an uppity banana.

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Underconstruction is spot on. Allow me if I may, just to be sure that he was understood, to add that plantains green, or black-ripe (the darker, the sweeter), must be cooked to become palatable, unlike conventional bananas which are usually eaten raw but may be cooked.



I agree that the flavor is difficult to describe but the green ones seem to me to have a flavor similar to what a cross between a banana and a potato chip may taste like. To try and describe sweet or ripe plantain is, in my view, even more difficult. Imagine trying to describe the taste of a ripe mango.



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i don't knowhow to explain it, nor do i know what they taste like raw but if u smash them down (while green still) and fry them, take em out for a min and fry the again they are fantastic!!!! My fiance's mom is costa rican and she showed me how to do it...granted i eat mine w/ ketchup i don't think ur supposed to. they are very good w/ a mango sauce dip. i guess like fried banana consistency but they don't taste like banana more like ...i dunno..it's got its own taste..but its good

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DELICIOUS!!! It tastes very similar to a banana but the texture is a bit tougher. They are so delicious baked or fried.

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I never tried one but it would not surprise me if it tasted like chicken.

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It tastes exactly like a banana.

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