Turon is a common dessert or snack food in the Philippines. Many “Street Food” Vendors also sell it because it’s popular among Pinoys. There are two ways you can buy this in the Philippines; one where a Bamboo skewer is holding it and the other, where no skewer is used and your hands hold the entire turon to eat but if you want to prepare something you’re sure is cleaner and just the right amount of sweetness, try this Banana Lumpia Recipe (Turon) to serve to your hungry guests. Foreigners are also attracted to the dessert because it’s not really common in their countries so this dish is something every Pinoy should be proud of.
Banana Lumpia Recipe Preparation
This Banana Lumpia Recipe makes use of the finest, sweetest plantain bananas that you can find. A lot of Pinoys add ripe Langka (Jackfruit) to this deep fried goodness. Since Bananas are abundant in the Philippines, you can be sure that you’ll always find sweet Bananas to use. It is also important to use quality brown sugar for this dish as well as soft lumpia wrapper which is available in supermarkets and specialty stores. It’s meant to be eaten right away to maintain its crispiness. You can eat it with coffee or ice cream.
- 4 pcs. ripe Bananas
- ½ Cup Brown Sugar
- Canned Jackfruit (Optional)
- 10 pcs. Lumpia Wrappers
- Oil for Frying
- Prepare the Lumpia Wrappers and Peel them apart.
- If you have Canned Jackfruit, cut them into strips (optional)
- Clean the Banana by cutting the ends, Divide them into 4 by cutting lengthwise
- Prepare the Brown Sugar into a Plate and Roll the Slices of Banana into it.
- Make sure to cover the slices of Banana with a good amount of Sugar.
- Place the Banana covered with Sugar with a piece of cut Jackfruit into a Lumpia Wrapper.
- Fold the Lumpia Wrapper Tight, from Bottom to Top and then fold each side and roll it up.
- Once all the bananas are rolled up, put the remaining amount of sugar into it to make it crunchier.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan over low heat and fry for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
- Place the cooked Banana Lumpia in a plate with Towel to drain the oil.
- Let Cool and Serve.
While this dish is the most common version, nowadays, Pinoys have come up with ways to level up the Turon. Some add Cheese and Coconut or Ube Malagkit and some even prepare dips for this already sweet dessert. In some instances, you’ll see Turon as topping on Ice Cream specials or beautifully presented on a plate like a Gourmet dessert complete with Chocolate or Caramel Sauce. But the best version of the dish is always the original because it’s when you taste all the good flavors of the Sugar, Jackfruit and the Banana.
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