How to Prepare Banana Leaves for Cooking + Banana Leaf Adventure
How to Prepare Banana Leaves for Cooking + Banana Leaf Adventure

Whenever I look outside and see these banana
leaves … Or are they plantains? I’m not sure which ones they are but you can use these leaves to wrap Nigerian
Moi Moi. And every other wrap-able. So whenever I see them, I feel like eating Moi Moi! The banana plantation is on another person’s
property which is a long way round. But I know someone I can get permission from and I am in an adventure mode today. So that Banana Leaf Hunt must happen today. Let’s go!

84 thoughts on “How to Prepare Banana Leaves for Cooking + Banana Leaf Adventure”

  1. Flo Chinyere says:

    Join me on my Banana Leaf Adventure! 💃💃💃 If you entered for the last giveaway, please check the comments section of that video to see you won so you can come and claim your winning ooo. All winnings must be claimed this week. Link to the video:

  2. Nwaorgu Chinyerem says:

    Nice video..Thanks for sharing sis.

  3. John O says:

    I love your videos. What city is this?

  4. VIVIAN DURU says:

    Thanks for this video, aunty Flo, please can plantain leave be used in place of this ?.


    Am the first today abi ok stop doing me longer throat oh hahahahaha

  6. Eunice Apia says:

    Can you cook with tin foil?

  7. DeeJuwa says:

    Everybody do the wilt dance!!! Wilt, wilt, wilt, wilt!!! LOOOOOOL. I've learnt something new again. THANK YOU mummy!! hehe

  8. Iphy's Kitchen says:

    Nice video, I did not know that you can use plantain leaves to wrap moi moi. Hmm learning everyday

  9. Princez Ng says:

    Too much to learn on this channel… am blessed to have u Sis Flo. thank u

  10. GraceTruthTeacher says:

    You are so cute and such a delight! Thanks for the very valuable lesson! Congratulations on your Youtube award!

  11. Anon Collins says:

    Plastic moi moi’s as bad a phase as plastic rice. Natural’s the natural way to go.

  12. Chibuike Ulasi says:

    Great adventure Flo. I remember growing up in Lagos and my mom would buy these banana leaves from the market. My job was washing them and preparing it for my mom to make the moi-moi. This was how I learned how to cook. I love that you showed us how to get the banana leaves ready from the main source. Thank you once again.

  13. Doro Hydee says:

    Oh my God, I just bought this yesterday to make moimoi and it was just breaking so bad I decided to throw them away. Thank God I still have them in my kitchen and I just saw your video now, thank you so much, I’m going back to do exactly what you just did.

  14. Grandma Liz's Kisses says:


  15. Linda Umidy says:

    Where can I get your cook book. How much is it. Your are typical nwanyi ibo. I love African food. Okpa, akidi na oka, etc. Your right plastic is not good even foil but what can we do. Thanks so much.

  16. Constance cossy says:

    Nnem, is like you've relocated to nigeria

  17. SOUTCITY DA says:

    Did you move back to Nigeria permanently?

  18. Ukabam Ebere says:

    This brings back a lot of memories to me.

  19. quin idakwo-ikande says:

    I should try this o. Tnxx for d tip

  20. Yasmin Roberts says:

    We use banna leaves to wrap pastelles in at christmas time…my job is preparing the leaves…we have banana trees in our back yard …i prepare them by cutting them to size with a kitchen shears and putting them in a microwaveable container with a lid and microwave them for about 2 minutes….works great for me

  21. LuvMattaz TV says:

    Hahaah!😂😂😂 At shooting Nollywood movie😁 I really miss my country ooo Thanks for showing us this. I will love to try when I visit naija

  22. Nurse Organics says:

    Chai I love the way you speak igbo… and I have learnt something new today. Dalu nne

  23. Justina Onyeama says:

    This woman, u are much. God bless u👍👌

  24. klosettreat says:

    It’s so funny how Nigerians hail each other

  25. M. Philips says:

    This is lovely, I wish I could walk down the streets of London and harvest or pluck plantain leaves

  26. Ogo Nwadi says:

    Nne you be all weather

  27. Tolzie O says:

    Oh wow…I learnt something new today. A lot of eateries are guilty of using plastic containers for their Moimoi ooh……know better ? Do they care? Congrats on your YouTube recognition 🙌🏽🙏🏽🏆🏅

  28. Rebecca Uzoh says:

    Wilt!!!! Now i know why my banana leaf always tear when i try to use them in moi moi making process. Thanks for the lesson, I love this channel. Chukwu gozie gi!!! 💕💕

  29. Kene Ezeike says:

    Akwukwo uma is the ultimate, we had lots of it in the village. Its easier to line up and fold. I now use aluminum foil, i never liked santana bags

  30. The Joyful Cook says:

    Aunty Flo did you say you are almost 50? 🤔 wow! Well, don't forget you can still get pregnant oh. This one you are hot like this 😁. I love the aroma that comes with wilting those banana leaves. Great video as usual.

  31. CopperColoredLifestyle94 says:

    You are such a delight!!! Next time you go, we meet up. 😉

  32. Stephanie says:

    Lol🤣 on location for a Nollywood Movie!! Heeeey….is hair is like the banana tree roots ooo!!! Strong and Healthy! I love it…Sister I've been growing my hair in locs for eight years now😊❤🖤💚. Great video, you know I love going around town with you! Lol

  33. Stephanie says:

    I'm sure I'll be able to find banana leaves here in Philly but do you think corn husk could be a good substitute for wrapping moin moin?

  34. Chi White says:

    Sexy Mama

  35. Tracy Jacopin says:

    Lovely video!

    Where in Lagos is that?

  36. Valentine Boms says:

    Mama u have a wonderful way of bringing back memories I love ur videos oooooooo

  37. Amarachi Chineme says:

    Just yesterday I was thinking of how to wrap Moi Moi with banana leaf because in Australia we don't have etare( hope the spelling is right) . Thanks for the video

  38. Sera Chika says:

    Hello how are you? you said you're almost a 50 but you look younger.

  39. Ifeyinwa Enibe says:

    I love this woman! Aunty THANK YOU

  40. Neyo A says:

    Very interesting….I learned something new….it’s funny how they are all waiting for you to

  41. Neyo A says:

    I also heard using aluminum bags for Moi moi increases the risk for cancer, what’s your opinion on that?

  42. AishaZkitchen says:

    I am sooo amazed My your knowledge of kitchen tbh. You are the queen in this business. 👸🏾❤️

  43. Prim Amabilis says:

    Are you going to upload an update of the moi moi you intended to make in this video. My Sister and I are particularly curious about the way you use(d) the leaf (wrapping method).

  44. Y&S FOOD! says:

    Awesome video! Right here at Y&S FOOD! we really like to catch such a contents. We produce Travel & Food movies too, around the the world, and so we are continually seeking for inspirations and perhaps creative concepts. Thank You.

  45. Nanoubonbon says:

    Flo in ninja mode!

  46. Dat lagos Chic says:

    Love watching your videos i have gained so much knowledge at my age and my friends keep asking how I know so much about cooking thanks Aunty flo

  47. Chichichikito says:

    Watched this & immediately went to my local spanish store to pick up some banana leaves to rock my moi-moi tonight. Can't wait! Meanwhile, big ups to our Rastafarian 😁for the nyere aka.

  48. Esse Obi says:


  49. Nonso Iyashere says:

    GOSH…you are my kind of person Ma….down to earth!!

  50. Laureen Nkenchor says:

    Hi please where do you leave, because I love your work too much

  51. Lennette Wells says:

    🎶Wilt, wilt, wiiilllttt🎵 So funny! I love it! Love your channel!

  52. sharon charles says:

    Aunty flo, I bet you are from my part of Anambra. More grease to your elbow

  53. Ann Dimkpa says:

    Sister Flo, just to let you know that cooking with aluminum is also not healthy

  54. TheFinemocha says:

    I wonder if microwaving these leaves would by just as effective

  55. Thomas Anderson says:

    Auntie Flo, you don't look 50. You look like 20. Plus the adventure you have, is awesome. I knew banana leaves were here before the Saran wrap and wax paper. Thank you for this auntie!

  56. Lisa Amaechi says:

    I dig your life ,You are too much,Keep sharing your amazing life with us ,I enjoy it .

  57. pillow_ talks says:

    Have learnt so many things from your channel

  58. Omotooyosi Olaoye says:

    your kitchen is so neat ma'am😍😊

  59. Cassia Silva says:

    Lindas eu quero uma munda

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  62. Reny Aben says:

    Chaii my sis that washing no no hear say black man no did die dirty > LOL

  63. Milo Savage says:

    you spoiled every thing. you were bragging NO SIDE EFFECTS which is correct but you add soap in the water. Chemicals in the soap will contaminate the banana, or plantain leaves.



  65. Ayo Adamson says:

    Can we wilt it by running a hot water bath and immersing the leaves.

  66. Alphonse Onye says:

    The last time you said people were surprised that you are almost 50. In this video, you look 20ish, around 25

  67. Alphonse Onye says:

    What of using aluminium moi moi pans? I see some on the online shop, 12 pieces in a set.

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  69. kelly O says:

    Thank you❤!! I have banana trees in my backyard. Just like you, anytime I see them, I start longing for moimoi. I once tried using the leaves to wrap moimoi, but it was a disaster lol. Thanks for showing how to prepare the leaves. Please, please, please … can you also do a video where you actually use them to wrap moimoi?

  70. Ozioma Maxwell says:

    Thank you so much Madam Flo. You are God sent.

  71. Phin Lena says:

    I absolutely love your personality! Great video as always!! Been a fan of yours since day one. 🙂

  72. Victoria Strong says:

    I have an 87 year old neighbor from Hawaii and she just introduced me to cooking with banana leaves she gave me a big bunch today to cook with im so excited!

  73. Annalee QB says:

    Cute Mama

  74. auntie says:

    That's a big fresh beautiful banana leaf!

  75. IRuinEverything says:

    In southeast Asia, we do this too.
    Banana leaves are awesome.

  76. Josephine Emeka says:

    Mehn..there's so much work in eating naija food😫😂. It's fun to do though.

  77. U K says:

    Hmm. I had to see this video after watching the agidi one. I beg too much work for this plantain/banana leaf. I prefer the normal moimoi leaf. LOL

  78. malitsha chukwu says:

    Please my amiable teacher can I use plantain leaf for okpa or moi moi cos getting banana leaf here is hard

  79. jennifer G says:

    Wow that's neat, you can also keep it in the freezer to relax it.

  80. emenike paul says:

    your very great woman my mom know how to do this very well I miss something

  81. Juliet Avor says:

    I love you so much God bless you sister

  82. THOMAS Saxena says:

    How to make flower of banana

  83. Pichy Global Tv says:

    How long will one do it on d fire and at what degree of d fire?

  84. Anita Walters says:

    You should have shown how to wrap with the banana leaf

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