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Banana cue

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Top: Bananacue, usually served on bamboo skewers;
Bottom: Bananacue being cooked
Alternative namesSinulbot na saging, maruya, banana-cue, etc.
Region or statePhilippines
Main ingredientssaba banana, brown sugar, cooking oil

Banana cue or bananacue is a popular snack food or street food in the Philippines. It is a portmanteau of banana and 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.[2] The skewer stick is just for ease of serving and eating, but the dish is not cooked on the skewer (as opposed to ginanggang).[3]

See also



  1. ^ Overseas Pinoy Cooking.Net website accessed on November 6, 2010
  2. ^ Groen, Marco de (January 24, 2014). "Banana Cue: The All-time Best Selling Street Food in the Philippines - The Daily Roar". The Daily Roar. Retrieved November 17, 2023.
  3. ^ Filipino Food Recipes.com website accessed on January 13, 2015