I noticed plantains (Musa paradisiaca) in the local supermarket today (my pic above). I've used them only once or twice in an improvised Caribbean style soup after traveling in the area.
I love unripe and greenish, firm and flavorless bananas. I don't know what that preference is based on. At our place ripe and dotty; soft and sweet bananas are used in fruities/smoothies, baking or cooking. One of my all time favorite dishes is Chinese style deep fryed/frittered bananas with ice cream and sauce (berry, fruit or toffee/taffy).
I love banana with ice cream and whipped cream so Banana Split is one of my (childish) dessert favorites. What about you? Please share your experiences, recipes and/or likings regarding bananas (Musa sapientum) and plantains.