Gluay Buat Chee - Thai Banana in Coconut Milk Dessert | Thai Cooks!

Banana in Coconut Milk กล้วยบวชชี

Banana in coconut milk
Banana in coconut milk

Banana in coconut milk

It’s hard to find the almost ripe bananas that are just perfect for making this banana in coconut milk dish.

It’s called Gluay Buat Chee (กล้วยบวชชี) in Thai. Gluay means banana. Buat means ordain, Chee means nun. Literally it means banana becomes ordained when it’s soaked in coconut milk, like a Thai nun wearing white robes.

To make this delicious kind of dessert, the variety of banana is very important. When I can get Gluay Nam Wa (Cultivated Banana) กล้วยน้ำว้า  this particular banana at the Thai grocery, I don’t miss the opportunity to make this dessert. There are many variety of banana in Thailand and Gluay Nam Wa is the perfect kind for this dessert.

You want to use the unripe one so it won’t get too soft. It should still have a little firmness so you can chew it and the texture makes this dessert more pleasant.

Glauy Nam Wa

Thai Banana - Glauy Nam Wa

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