Banana cue

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Banana cue
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Top: Banana cue, usually served on bamboo skewers;
Bottom: Banana cue being cooked
Alternative namesBanana Q
Region or statePhilippines
Main ingredientssaba banana, brown sugar, cooking oil

Banana cue or Banana Q (Tagalog: Banana kyu) is a popular snack food or street food in the Philippines. The "cue" in the name is an abbreviation of barbecue, which in Philippine English refers to meat cooked in a style similar to satay.[1]


Banana cue is made with deep fried bananas coated in caramelized brown sugar. The bananas used for this recipe are Saba bananas, which are very commonly used for cooking in the Philippines. It is usually skewered on a bamboo stick, and sold on the streets. The skewer stick is just for ease of serving and eating, but the dish is not cooked on the skewer (as opposed to ginanggang).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Overseas Pinoy Cooking.Net website accessed on 6 November 2010
  2. ^ Filipino Food website accessed on 13 January 2015