I’ve heard about this banana vinegar diet (Hangeul: ‘ë°”ë‚˜ë‚˜ì‹ì´ˆ ë‹¤ì´ì–´íŠ¸) that is a rage in Japan. About two weeks ago, it was featured on a TV show in Korea and I remember that it was the hottest topic that day on Daum. Apparently, a Japanese actress lost as much as 15 kg in two months following this simple addition to her diet. I don’t know if it works but what I know is that Japan and Korea import bananas from the Philippines ;p
In the Philippines, vinegar is pretty much a part of the Filipino’s daily diet. In fact, a lot of my favorite Filipino dishes have some vinegar in them: adobo, bistek, sisig to name a few. Whenever we have fried fish, a dipping sauce of vinegar and garlic is preferred.
Does the banana-vinegar diet work? Hmm… anybody care to try and tell us the result? Here’s how you make it: cut banana into small pieces and mix with vinegar and brown sugar in the ratio of 1:1:1. Put it in the microwave oven for about 40 seconds. According to reports, it will keep in the fridge for about two weeks. Take 3 tablespoons of the pickled banana before meals.
Banana-vinegar will also work as a substitute for sports drink. Just mix 1 part of the mixture (pureed) to 10 parts water and pack in a thermos. Banana is rich in minerals so it must be good for you.
Next… Korea’s black vinegar drink.