Thai bananas are a tropical fruit native to Thailand whose appearance is short and plump compared to the commonly available Cavendish banana. Thai bananas are used as both as a fruit and a vegetable. Green bananas are firm and mild in flavor and can be cooked similar to plaintains: stewed, deep-fried, grilled, and more. Uniformly yellow bananas are ripe and are best enjoy raw or grilled to fully enjoy their fragrant, sweet, and custard-like flavor.
Thai bananas ripen relatively quickly at room temperature. Ripe thai bananas can be stored in the refrigerator to slow down the process.