Fried Bananas (Pisang Banana)

A Snack or Dessert
With Coffee or Rijsttafel

Using bananas in Vietnamese cuisineFried Bananas are a popular snack in Indonesian Cuisine, commonly paired with a cup of Coffee or Tea at the Coffee or Tea break, or they may be served as a dessert with the Rijstaffelor Rice Table, which usually just end with fresh Fruit.

Fried Bananas are easy to make as a snack or side dish, or to serve after a simple Indonesian meal.

Fried Bananas (Pisang Banana)



6 large ripe Bananas
5 tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
Vegetable Oil as required for frying


First, peel the Bananas and then slice them lengthwise into halves.

Mix the Bananas with the Sugar and Lemon Juice and let the mixture stand in a covered bowl for about half an hour.

When ready to serve, heat the Oil to moderately hot, and fry the Bananas until cooked and golden brown, then drain on kitchen paper before placing on a serving dish.

Bananas have an important place in the cuisines of the Pacific Rim: In Vietnamese Cuisine, there is a popular version of Fried Bananas.

Hawaiian cooks like to bake Bananas on a hibachi to serve at picnics and luaus.

Japanese cooks have developed a delicate Banana Pudding and have discovered special techniques  for ripening Bananas quickly and extending their shelf life — this might be called Bananas at their Best.




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