Great food from the Philippines: Banana Cue

by Dave from The Longest Way Home ~ August 10th, 2009. Updated on August 30th, 2012. Published in: Travel blog » Food around the world » Filipino food.
Banana Cue in the Philippines (click to enlarge)

Banana Cue in the Philippines (click to enlarge)

Banana Cue in the Philippines

There are many different types of banana in the Philippines. Some are used for eating raw, others to be cooked. Banana Cue is covered in sugar and cooked over a BBQ or deep fried.

It tastes sweet and like a banana should. But for me it’s quite dry and hard to eat much of.

I did however come across some Banana Cue stalls in Banaue that served soft versions. Street prices vary but 5 pesos is a good price for a stick

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5 Great responses to Great food from the Philippines: Banana Cue

  1. The Duke says:

    I tried something like this in mexico. Amazing how many countries use the banana as street food.

    By the way its a pretty amazing thing you are doing. More power to you for trying!

  2. Jc says:

    Each time I come to visit, top of my list- Banana Cue! Yes Siree! forget dieting..
    I craved for it during the afternoon merienda.
    BTW, ten pesos now- in Quezon City

  3. I love the grilled version. The bananas are skewered with a bamboo stick, then roasted over a slow charcoal fire. The outer portion of the banana will start to ‘toughen’ slightly, but the inside should remain tender but not mushy; mushy means raw. The bananas will then be brushed with Star Margarine, then rolled in sugar. Yummy!