“This @#$% is bananas B-A-N-A-N-A-S”

4 Jul

Turon is a popular snack or dessert, where ripe plantains are sliced and then wrapped in lumpia wrapper (a thin rice paper) and deep-fried. Turon is then finished off with a brown sugar glaze.


I freakin’ love turon and ALWAYS look for it at family parties unless I bring them myself.  I love the sweetness of that sugar glaze along with the savoriness of the banana. And I don’t really mind the little crumbs that fall into my cleavage after biting into one! When you have free time like myself, your mind wanders about the different variations of turon out there. In this version, I used wonton wrapper  instead of lumpia wrapper, since I was trying to go for a banana wonton-esque crispiness. After slicing the bananas, I coated them in sugar and brown sugar to make it extra-sweet. Lastly, instead of the brown sugar glaze, I topped it off with some powdered sugar. They came out great but needed to be eaten ASAP since wonton wrappers absorb a lot of oil and get soggy quick. They came out pretty small but cute things do come in small packages! Enjoy!!


sliced plantains

finished turon


1 ripe plantain

1 pack of wonton wrappers

1tbsp. sugar

1tbsp. brown sugar

cooking oil for frying

powdered sugar


Slice plantains then coat them with sugar and brown sugar evenly. Since the wonton wrappers are small, you can only work with 1 slice at a time. Roll into  little eggrolls and fry in hot oil until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy. Simple and sweet…


4 Responses to ““This @#$% is bananas B-A-N-A-N-A-S””

  1. rsmacaalay August 7, 2011 at 2:02 am #

    All of a sudden I missed turon!

  2. omgsianz August 18, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    and now I WANT THESE haha! will definitely be nagging my mom to make them for me tomorrow :p

  3. twinlander August 18, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    I love this type of snack as i originally hailed from Asia. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. CorkAndSpoon August 19, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    You’re pictures of the dish came out very nice! We have fried plantain a lot when my mom and her Filipina friends get together. My mom uses a preserved fruit called jack fruit wrapped in with the plantain. Melts right in your mouth. Mmmm, now I’m craving it! (~Ruth~)

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