Turon (food)

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Alternative namesTurrón de banana, turrón de plátano, lumpiang saging
Place of originPhilippines
Main ingredientsBananas, brown sugar

Turon (Tagalog pronunciation: [tuˈɾɔn]; also known as lumpiang saging (Filipino for "banana lumpia"), is a Philippine snack made of thinly sliced bananas (preferably saba or Cardaba bananas), dusted with brown sugar, rolled in a spring roll wrapper and fried. Other fillings can also be used together with the banana, most commonly jackfruit (langka), and also 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.

It’s been said that turon began in communities in the Philippines that were located near banana trees and crop fields. The extras would be given to locals when there was a surplus from the harvest, and eventually sold on the roadside.

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.