Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world.
In the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May and this year Mother’s day will be on May 11 so it is just around the corner.
Although in my country Mother’s Day or locally known as Hari Ibu is celebrated on December 22, I am inspired to cook something special for Mother’s day in May.
I am thinking about something rare and unusual …. and special …… so I browsed the internet to find something interesting and suddenly something unusual caught my attention. I saw a picture of what I recognized to be ‘jantung pisang’ or literally means banana heart.
If you’ve ever seen a banana tree, perhaps you have noticed the teardrop-shaped purple cone at the end of the banana fruit cluster. This is the banana heart, also called the banana blossom.
In a tropical country like my country, you’ll see these all the time, but so far I’ve never thought about cooking them.
Hey… I got an idea…why not try to cook banana heart for Mother’s Day?
To my surprise, there are so many recipes using banana heart. And one particular recipe has caught my attention – it’s a recipe of banana heart in duet with chicken heart so I named the recipe “Double Heart”
Why Double Heart?