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Old 04-03-2009, 07:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Joy Re: Another Pisang Story from Malaysia - Pisang Raja Udang and the Royal Decree

Originally Posted by Chironex View Post
So what did the Malay Prince do in the forest to make bananas yellow? Perhaps this explains how they got their name? Isn't a Raja another name for 'prince'? Hence Pisang Raja........
Oi, all the 'naners here are yellow! Raja actually translates to King. The name of this 'naner goes like this;

Pisang = Banana
Raja = King
Udang = Prawn

The fruit looks like a huge cooked prawn( which is red when cooked). Name has nothing to do with the folklore. Sorry for the disappointment

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