Food from the Philippines: Turrón

by Dave from The Longest Way Home ~ December 9th, 2010. Updated on May 30th, 2012. Published in: Travel blog » Food around the world » Filipino food.
Turrón - fried plantain

Turrón - fried plantain in filo type pastry

Turrón from The Philippines

Fried saba banana (similar to plantain) is available nearly everywhere in The Philippines. Turrón is a variation of this and is treated as a snack.

Saba or plantain is a type of banana that can only be eaten when cooked. Personally, I am not a huge fan of it as I find plantain to be quite dry. But, many tourists and Pinoys alike do like Turrón a lot.

Turrón is basically saba banana wrapped in a very thin pastry used for Lumpia and then dipped in brown sugar. Served on a BBQ skewer Turrón sells for as low as 5 pesos and is good snack food.

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8 Great responses to Food from the Philippines: Turrón

  1. Anna's World says:

    Love fired banana! Looking forward to this as I’m planning a trip the Philippines soon

  2. Tim says:

    The “banana-cue” is probably better than turron, however, I found a delicious variation at Cafe San Luis in Lucban, Quezon. They use senorita bananas (the tiny ones) rather than plantain and drizzle a nice chocolate sauce on it. Sarap!

  3. Ker says:

    Anything on a skewer is good!

  4. Even yummier with a few strips of sweetened jackfruit wrapped inside too.

  5. ciki says:

    bananas on sticks, bananas on plates.. banana on a tree.. tis ALL monkey food to me! nom nom nom! yumz .. :P