How to pick the best banana? Banana eaters would tell you that the trick in picking the best banana is not by looking at the skin and size. The perfect banana on the other hand looks small, has black spots all over, and imperfect in every way. The blacker the skin, the better because it tastes sweeter. Ironically, that’s the best banana pick.
Years ago, my mother is always fond of buying ugly-looking puny, tordan banana. Not only is it cheaper, it is also sweeter than the more famous, export-quality lakatan banana which is bigger, longer, has a brighter, more attractive yellow color, smoother and more flawless skin. While the more familiar food-for-the-gods, the lakatan banana has its own merits, the more exotic food-for-the-monkeys, tordan, is locally more preferred by banana experts – the mothers – because inside the thin, ugly black skin, is a firm, flawless, white, juicy and sweet banana flesh.
If the proof of the pudding is in the eating, one can say the same thing about the perfect banana. Say for yourself after having a taste of the more exotic, tropical tordan banana.
The best way of eating a banana is the natural way – no utensils! The apes do it barehanded, just as bananas are purposed to be created. So you can also say that bananas are sweet snacks that may be called “monkey bars”.
After having your banana test, then be the judge. And thus shall be proven true another saying, handed from mother to daughter down to generations, the golden banana rule: “Don’t judge the banana by its skin.”
That, is the tip of how to pick the best banana.