Bananaque is term used to call fried skewered plantains cooked with brown sugar.

In the Philippines is mostly consumed as a mid-afternoon snack.

Bananaque it’s all time best selling street food, 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).


1. 6 pieces saging na saba (Asian plantains)

2. 2 cups brown sugar

3. 4 cups cooking oil


1. Heat a cooking pot then pour-in cooking oil.

2. When the oil becomes hot, deep fry the bananas for 2 minutes.

3. 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.

3. Remove the cooked bananas one by one and immediately skewer using a bamboo skewer.

Note: 2 pieces per skewer is recommended.

4. Let cool then serve with cold any drinks.