Philippines is truly a banana republic.  And why is this so?  Well because of tons of banana varieties we can find in the market and the delicious recipes that goes with it.  And when we speak of bananas nothing beats a delicious miryenda of Banana-cue.

Do you know that Bananas are one of the oldest cultivated plants. They are native to South and South East Asian region.  No doubt the use of bananas is  exuberant in this part of the world.  Bananas grow almost everywhere in the Philippines whether cultivated in the garden or widely in the nature.  The banana blossoms are ideal for cooking as vegetable, taste like artichokes while leaves are used in wrapping and for cooking.

When I was growing up, I always admire these  single mom neighbor of us who raised all her children by selling banana cues in neighborhood. In honor of her hardwork and love for her family I am sharing this delicious and authentic banana-cue recipe to die for.



about 15 pieces of banana saba type

bamboo bbq sticks

half a kilo of brown sugar

half a liter of cooking oil


Peel your bananas.  Heat your deep frying pan with half a liter of oil.  Once the oil becomes very very hot, put gently all your bananas (it depends on the size of your frying pan). Cook your bananas by mixing them constantly, after about three to five minutes add your brown sugar.  It will melt and caramelize.  Continue mixing gently the caramel and the bananas.  If you wish a caramel well melted on your bananas, you can continue cooking this for about five more minutes. Or should you prefer a crunchy sugar coating on your bananas, you should immediately cut the fire.  Take them off one by one and let the oil drip.  Skew them on your bamboo sticks, approximately 3 bananas per stick.

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Comments: 18

  1. zamantha December 30, 2009 at 3:36 pm Reply

    i love it….
    i think i should do my own banana cue….

  2. belle February 3, 2010 at 5:55 pm Reply

    thanks for the resipe, i’ll use it for our meal planning.

  3. francis alden b. flores February 23, 2010 at 2:06 pm Reply

    i love banana cue
    thanks for the recipe

  4. nancy March 7, 2010 at 2:24 am Reply

    Delicious just as I remember them. By far my favorite Filipino treat!!!

  5. jt May 7, 2010 at 5:45 am Reply

    Thanks it was very good ,and i used this for my school prject

  6. melchora May 10, 2010 at 12:05 pm Reply

    josephine condiman, it’s you who are stupid. Not the recipe.

  7. Rochelle July 26, 2010 at 9:38 pm Reply

    I love this! I’m a filipino and we make this all the time in the USA where i was born :D

  8. merlie September 1, 2010 at 7:32 am Reply

    i really lve banana cue coz whwn im stl young we 8 always banana i really miss those things

  9. thunder September 15, 2010 at 12:16 pm Reply

    yeah, you are very stupid Josehpine Condiman, where on earth have you been?

  10. jing September 21, 2010 at 12:28 pm Reply

    ngayon, alam ko na po kung panu gumawa ng banana cue…thank you very much!!!

  11. jing September 21, 2010 at 12:31 pm Reply

    thank’s for your recipe…now i know how to make it!!!i love banana cue!!!:)

  12. pilipino November 7, 2010 at 5:40 am Reply

    Salamt sa recipe…this is one of the native delicaies here in the philippines…

  13. mariellejava November 10, 2010 at 2:59 pm Reply

    thankz for da recipe

  14. JC February 1, 2011 at 12:01 pm Reply

    Thank you for posting this recipe. josephine condiman you are an idiot. It is very unfortunate that I share the same intials as you. If you have eaten a banana-cue I assure wouldn’t hate this recipe. Salamat po sa recipe!!!

  15. jgrecia July 29, 2011 at 11:28 am Reply

    i love banana cue ..and this is my favorite meryenda..

  16. eva mae gimay September 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm Reply

    thanks for this tip

  17. shovie talanas October 30, 2011 at 6:15 pm Reply

    i luv it…super..walang kokontra..try 2 taste ..u bekive it that its so very delicious…

  18. mc says May 9, 2012 at 7:09 am Reply

    To Josephine Condiman I agree with the other comments, there’s no such thing as stupid recipe maybe you are stupid.

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