Filipino Bananaque Recipe

Banana-que is a popular and delicious street food. The “que” refers to this snack being served on a bamboo skewer. Serves 8 to 10 people


  • bamboo skewers
  • 16 pcs. semi ripe banana (saba variety)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 liter cooking oil

Cooking Directions

  1. Trim both ends of each banana and peel off skin.
  2. In a large wok, heat the cooking oil under high heat and add all the bananas. Deep fry until the bananas reach a golden brown and caramelize, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. In a large wok at high flame heat cooking oil put all the bananas in the wok and deep fry for 3-5 minutes or until color change to golden brown.
  4. Sprinkle brown sugar over the bananas and continue to fry, stirring occasionally until the sugar has melted into the bananas, this will take about 3-5 minutes. Remove bananas from wok and drain excess oil.
  5. Using bamboo skewer, string 2 bananas together for a delicious treat.