Banana Cue is one of the most popular street foods in the Philippines; it is made out of a deep fried banana coated with caramelized brown sugar served in a barbecue stick. Bananas used are the key element of this dish hence “saba” bananas (cardaba bananas) are the only option if you want to make one as the use of normal bananas would not yield the same result and will break down when deep fried.
This so far is considered to be the best selling street food in the Philippines, and when you visit our nice country you will see this almost everywhere specially during the afternoon on the streets of Metro Manila alongside other great street food like kamote cue, turon, kwek kwek, isaw, fish balls, etc. A really good snack for those who have that sweet tooth!
8 pieces firm saba bananas (cardaba bananas)
2 cups brown sugar
- In a wok add enough oil for deep frying. Heat oil in medium heat.
- Add the bananas and deep fry for 2 minutes.
- Gradually add the sugar and put heat on low, medium low can continue to cook until sugar melts and coats the bananas. Move the bananas around to have it coated with the caramelized sugar.
- Remove from wok one piece at a time and skewer it immediately, let it cook in a wire rack then serve.