Food Trip Friday: Fried Bananas, The Khmer Way!

One of my favorite side street and afternoon Filipino snacks is the turon and also the deep fried with flour version we call in Bicol, baduya. So, its no wonder a few months after we got here, I asked if perhaps Khmers have that also.

Hubby said they also have grilled bananas and also the deep friend version. Since I already tasted the slightly salted grilled bananas on sticks, I opted to try the fried ones. But when he came back after buying it, and when I looked at what he brought, the first thing that came to mind is – ‘So, where are the bananas?’.

Khmer Fried Coated Bananas

Lol! Apparently they mash the ripe bananas first, coat it with flour sprinkled with sesame seeds and deep fry it. How was it? Hmm, delicious albeit different from what I was used to…

A Food Trip Friday entry..


  1. luna miranda

    December 10, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    this is an interesting preparation!  gusto kong lutuin ‘to for a Sunday snack.:p do you need to sprinkle sugar on top, or is it a sweet mixture?

  2. We Ate This!

    December 10, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Hey, this is my nth time here buti na lang maayos na. Did you see my message sa FB? hehehe. If I am not mistaken, the Khmer fried banana is called cheik chin, not bad though I still prefer our baduya and turon over this one.

  3. Lui

    December 10, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    @Luna, its a bit sweet coz they don’t use saba like we do. yung sweet banana talaga. =) Dito ko lang natikman ang fried banana na yung matamis.
    @We ate this, oo masarap sya pero iba pa rin ang turon at baduya. Nalalasap ko kase ang saging talaga. eto yung flour lang and malasa though i love the sesame seeds. I wanna make turon nga with sesame seeds..

  4. Mumsified

    December 10, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Haven’t tried this. Been planning to buy one but somehow I always forget. Hihihi.

  5. MommyLES

    December 10, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    mukhang masarp to, i will try this.
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  6. kayni

    December 11, 2010 at 12:04 am

    i’d like to try this. i’ve been craving banana cue lately…

  7. Jay-agent112778

    December 11, 2010 at 5:33 am

    ano kaya ang lasa nyan???may recipe kaba? parang maruya din siguro

    here’s my food TRIP friday entry


  8. FoodTripFriday

    December 11, 2010 at 6:34 am

    I agree with Jay, siguro parang Maruya lang din yan. 😉

    1. Lui

      December 12, 2010 at 8:36 am

      @Sis Willa, hehe mas masarap ang maruya. this one has a very different texture and di masyadong lasa ang saging. If you didin’t know na may saging sya sa loob, you’d think its a different thing.

  9. Jenn

    December 11, 2010 at 7:45 am

    It looks interesting, and I am intrigued how it tasted like. Makes me wanna try it, too.

    my Food Trip Friday post

    Happy weekends!

  10. cheerful

    December 13, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    well, i am not into cambodian snacks, eh, or maybe natatakot akong kumain if nde ko alam sino may gawa, hehehe, or maybe i just don’t know where i can buy a good one…much better sis, gawa ka at patikim ako, hehehe! magustuhan siguro ito ni isabelle, hehehe! have  a great weekend…lapit na! *winks*

  11. cheerful

    December 13, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    have a great week pala, nyahaha…kala ko kasi friday pa lang…posting late pala this time! lolz!

  12. Dublin Weekends

    December 29, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I need to know some light weight foods to bring on a backpacking trip. My pack is already 35-40 pounds without food and i need food that is tasty yet light-weight.

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