Bananacue is term used to call fried skewered plantains cooked with brown sugar. This is a staple in the Philippines, and is mostly consumed as a mid-afternoon snack.
Considered as one of the all-time best selling street food, Bananacue can easily be spotted around the streets of Manila and in other places within the Philippines, as well. This is usually sold along with turon (deep fried wrapped banana with sweet jack fruit), kamotecue (deep-fried skewed sweet potatoes with brown sugar), pilipit, and bicho-bicho.
I love having bananacue for my mid-afternoon snack or for dessert. I find it best to have a glass of cold soda by my side when eating it.
Do you also like bananacue? What do you eat this with?
Try this Bananacue Recipe and let me know what you think.
- 6 pieces saging na saba (Asian plantains)
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 4 cups cooking oil
- Heat a cooking pot then pour-in cooking oil.
- When the oil becomes hot, deep fry the bananas for 2 minutes.
- Gradually put-in the brown sugar, adjust the heat to medium-low and continue cooking until the melted brown sugar coats the bananas. Note: Gently stir the bananas so that it can get coated with melted brown sugar easily.
- Remove the cooked bananas one by one and immediately skewer using a bamboo skewer. Note: 2 pieces per skewer is recommended.
- Let cool then serve with cold soda.
- Share and enjoy!