Banana Que Recipe

January 28, 2012
(Last Updated On: July 13, 2016)

How to cook Banana Que

Banana Que also known as ‘Barbekyung Saging’ is a popular Philippine street food, you can always find Banana Que stalls outside school entrance because many Filipino students love this for their meryenda.

Banana Que is made  from Saba bananas then deep fried and coated in caramelized brown sugar. It is usually skewered on a bamboo stick, and is sold on the streets. The skewer stick is just for ease of serving and eating.

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Banana Que Recipes:

  • 16 pcs. semi ripe or ripe Saba banana variety
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups Vegetable cooking oil

Materials Needed:

  • large wok
  • 8 pcs bamboo skewers
  • 12 inches size Fry Skimmer Strainer  or Colander

Banana Que Cooking Instructions:

banana cue ingredients

  • In a large wok at high flame heat cooking oil, when it is smoking hot, drop the bananas and fry for about 2 minutes or until they start to slightly brown.
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar and let it stand without stirring. When the sugar starts to caramelize, start stirring the bananas to have it coated with caramelized sugar.
  • Continue frying, stirring several times to have the bananas fully coated with caramelized sugar. Turn the heat off once the bananas are cook through, do not overcook.
  • Drain in Fry Skimmer Strainer or colander or deep bowl with paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • Skewer two bananas in a bamboo stick while they slightly cool down. Do the same for the rest of the bananas.
  • Serve immediately with a soft drink.


Ready to serve Banana Que

banana cue recipe

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    January 10, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Are the street vendors frying them now? I’ve been in the states since the late 70s. When I was a kid living outside of Clark AFB, the vendors didn’t deep fry them.

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    Mona Verdida

    September 10, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I love banana cue!! But I was wondering sa Batangas kasi may nagbebenta nito pero sobrang bright red kaya nakakagana tingnan. How do they do that kaya – the bright colors of red?

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    Ronaldo Pangilagan

    September 5, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Yummy.. My all time favorite merienda.. 🙂 Thanks for giving us this helpful recipies… 🙂

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    Pamela Kumfer

    August 26, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    These looks so yummy what is better then banana’s with a caramel coating this would be great to try

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    Nicole Lichtsinn

    August 18, 2014 at 8:07 am

    This looks mouth-watering! Delicious! I have to try it out!!!

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    helen gatbonton

    August 5, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    wow yummy,thanks for sharing

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    May 26, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    one of my favorites, lahat ng lutong merienda na saging na saba paborito ko. minatamis, banana con yelo, ginatang halo-halo at iba pa.. 🙂

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    Carolyn A Colley

    December 3, 2012 at 11:31 am

    this recipe sounds really good, thanks for sharing

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