Fried Banana Plantain (Makemba)

Marianne served the Roasted Tilapia with a side dish of Fried Banana Plantain at the South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen.


These Fried Banana Plantain has the texture that is similar to fried yuka.



  • plantain
  • salt to taste
  • ginger and garlic paste


Source: Marianne

Marianne, thank you for sharing in the South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen.


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Baked Plantains

In this South Arm Seniors Kitchen, Colleen introduced yet another new ingredient for dessert.


The dessert is Baked Plantains. Plantain cannot be consumed raw. It is used for cooking. When buying plantain, look for those with darken skin which indicate that it’s ripe. Colleen had a hard time finding ripe plantain when she went groceries shopping for the kitchen.


  • 4 large, very ripe (black) plantains
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • pinch of allspice (we substituted with nutmeg)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter


Source: via Colleen


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