Frozen Banana Leaf, Temple of Thai, 16 oz

Price: $ 5.99
Frozen Banana Leaf


Banana leaves (ใบตอง) are used as a natural receptacle for sweets and snacks and also as a wrapper for both cooked and raw foods all over tropical Asia.

Because banana leaves are tough and pliable the leaves can be used for steaming, grilling and roasting. Simply line a steamer or aluminum foil with banana leaves to prepare. When used for cooking they impart a subtle grassy flavor to the dish. As a folded wrapper for desserts and other foods banana leaves are not only visually appealing but are also biodegradable. Discard the leaves after cooking (they are not edible).

To prepare, rinse the leaves and wipe off before using, to remove the sap and powdery substance that naturally occurs. To make more pliable pour boiling water over and wipe clean.

See a Thai recipe using banana leaves, Thai Curried Mousse of Red Snapper in Banana Leaf Cups (Haw Moek Plaa).

IMPORTANT NOTE: These Banana Leaves (bai tong in Thai) are FROZEN, not fresh! We suggest receiving them immediately upon delivery and refrigerating until use. PLEASE READ PERISHABLE TERMS OF SHIPPING BEFORE ORDERING.

Preparing Frozen Banana Leaves:

  1. Thaw for approximately two hours at room temperature.
  2. Remove the number of leaves needed and reseal and freeze the rest.
  3. Rinse in cold water to soften and remove any debris.
  4. Wipe with a cloth on both sides to dry.
  5. Using a pair of scissors, remove any yellow colored leaf and tears along the perimeter. Use the banana leaves for lining a steamer tray, wrapping a whole fish for grilling or to prepare banana leaf cups for steaming sweet or savory dishes.

Watch a video of how to prepare Khao Dome - Rice in Banana Leaves from Manivan Larprom.


Ingredients: Banana leaves. Product of Thailand. Approx 3-4 leaves per package; each leaf is about 3-4 feet in length, and 1 foot in width.

Availability: Ships in 2-3 business days from Los Angeles, California.

Category: Pok Pok Ingredients, Fresh Produce

SKU: 1000000257