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Share your appetite! : Bananacue Basics

by bhebotenchantress | Published: Jul 04, 2012

Among the many street foods, bananacue is one of the most generic you’d find in most places in the country and San Fernando City is no exemption.

The term bananacue is a portmanteau of the word banana and barbeque (kebabs) as it is a sweet, deep fried saging na saba recipe skewered into bamboo sticks after being cooked. It is already a legend in daily Filipino snacks. The recipe dates back generations ago and has remained to be one of the best picks for local taste buds and even to foreigners who frequent the country. 

Health wise, bananacue is rich in starch which is a much better source of energy than junk foods. With roughly half the calories an average candy bar has (300-500 calories), a 2-piece bananacue (150-250 calories) will make you feel full and will give you a boost in energy. And being a banana snack, it is also fortified with vitamins A, C, full range of B vitamins, calcium, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, magnesium and trace amounts of iron and zinc and folic acid too.

It is undoubtedly more fun to gorge on it than go the details of what those nutrients can do for you, so just indulge in this better pick than junkies.

Share your appetite! To feature your craving, no matter how exotic or simple a dish it is, please feel free to drop us a line. :)



about 15 pieces of saging na saba

half a kilo of brown sugar

half a liter of cooking oil

bamboo sticks/skewers


Peel bananas.

Heat cooking oil.

Pour in bananas and cook for a few minutes.

Add brown sugar. Turn off the heat immediately for a crunchy sugar-coated snack or continue cooking for a few more minutes for caramel-coated bananacues.

Let the oil drip and skewer 2-3 bananas on a bamboo stick.


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