Bananaque, a popular Filipino street food and a favorite afternoon snack, is skewered fried banana with brown sugar coating.
Saba, or Saging na Saba is used, which is the most common cooking variety of banana in the Philippines.
The 'que' (pronounced 'Q') on banana-que must have been coined to mean 'on a stick', which is taken from the the word barbecue, since we, Filipinos call our Grilled Pork on a stick 'barbecue'.
Same goes with Kamote-que, or Skewered Fried Sweet Potatoes (Yam) with Brown Sugar Coating.
YOUR BANANAQUE SHOPPING LIST:
IN THE PANTRY:
1 Cut one end of the banana and remove the peel.
2 Heat up the oil on medium heat add the brown sugar. Cook for a couple minutes.
3 Put the banana and stir gently and continuously.
4 Cook for 10 minutes or until the sugar has stuck on the banana.
5 Skewer the banana directly while taking out of the pan.
6 Let it cool down for a bit on a wire rack before serving. Do not cover or the hardened sugar will melt down from steam.
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