Banana cue (skewers) for the children

 

SIGHTS OF CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY & NORTHERN MINDANAO - Banana cue (skewers) for the children Photo by Sir Dieter Sokoll, KOR
SIGHTS OF CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY & NORTHERN MINDANAO – Banana cue (skewers) for the children
Photo by Sir Dieter Sokoll, KOR

 

Bananas on skewers with the local name ‘banana cue’ are a popular snack for young and old. Here we have delighted some children with the ‘Banana Cue’. Ripe ‘saba’ bananas, which are the local plantains, are used for the bananas. They are deep fried in hot oil with brown sugar and then put on bamboo skewers.

This process of deep frying takes advantage of the fact that the brown sugar does not mix with the oil, but caramelises due to the heat, adhering to the surface of the bananas.

I watched a vendor at our market make banana skewers with a video camera.

Philippine Faces and their Work: Making Bananacue

 

 

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