Turon (food)

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Turon
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Alternative namesTurrón de banana, turrón de plátano, lumpiyang saging
TypeSnack
Place of originPhilippines
Main ingredientsBananas, jackfruit, brown sugar

Turon (Tagalog pronunciation: [tuˈɾɔn]; Spanish: turrón de banana or turrón de plátano), also known as lumpiyang saging (Filipino for "banana lumpia"), is a Philippine snack made of thinly sliced bananas (preferably saba or Cardaba bananas) and a slice of jackfruit, dusted with brown sugar, rolled in a spring roll wrapper and fried. Other fillings can also be used, including sweet potato, mango, cheddar cheese and coconut.

Turon is a popular snack and street food amongst Filipinos.[1] These are usually sold along streets with banana cue,[2] camote cue, and maruya.

In Malabon, the term "turrón" or "turon" instead refers to a fried, lumpia-wrapper-enveloped dessert filled with sweet mung bean; while valencia is used for the banana-filled variety. Malabon banana turon are generally sold as valencia trianggulo, which are uniquely triangle-shaped.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Home Cooking Rocks website accessed on 16 November 2010
  2. ^ Turon recipe
  3. ^ "Recipe #43: BANANA TURON (Valencia)". Luto Ni Lola. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  4. ^ Aspiras, Reggie. "Valencia 'triangulo,' sacred cookies and 'leche flan' cheesecake–more reasons to celebrate the season". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 10 April 2019.