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Pinoy Meryenda: Banana Cue

Almost anywhere in the country you'd find fried caramel-sugar coated saba bananas on barbecue sticks. But in the homes, skewers are not part of the preparation as one can just enjoy with a fork. And I always crave for the ripe bananacue - soft and naturally sweet on its own on top of the coating. Good thing, there are just a few who prefer this kind.

Here's a very simple recipe for a home-made banana cue. Happy cooking!
  • 10-12 pcs Saba bananas (ripe and over ripe)
  • 1 cup Brown sugar (or more)
  • 2 cups Cooking oil
  • Sesame seeds
  1. Peel and thoroughly wash the bananas and pat dry.
  2. In a wok, over medium heat, place enough oil for deep frying. 
  3. Fry the bananas for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Adjust flame to low then add the sugar. Gradually and mix until it melts. Make sure each banana is coated in the caramelized sugar.
  5. Remove from pan then sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.
  6. If you want the "experience", place 2-3 bananas in a skewer and enjoy


  1. Do you leave all the oil in the pan when you add the brown sugar?

  2. Yes. It will melt the sugar and prevent it from sticking to sides of the wok.