Monday, January 19, 2015

Turon (Wrapped Plantain)

Turon, wrapped sweet banana is one of the famous Filipino snack. The banana is thinly sliced, rolled in brown sugar, and wrapped. Turón along with banana cue and camote cue are some of the popular street food. Some folks make the turon without the sugar glaze, but you won't be able to easily distinguish it from the savory fillings. Sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar over your turon. This will caramelize and stick to your crispy turon wrapper .

Turon is so affordable and also easy-to-prepare, jackfruit (langka) gives it a distinct taste and aroma, but it can be omitted. I always cook turon without langka and the taste is  just great.  If you don't have saba banana, cooking plantain is the best substitute, but make sure to use the over ripe ones. Plantains contain less sugar and becomes sweeter as it ripens.


  • plantain ( or saba banana)
  • langka/ jackfruit stripped(optional)
  • brown or white sugar
  • lumpia (spring roll) wrappers
  • cooking oil, for deep frying
  • water or egg white to seal the edges of the wrapper.


1. Separate the spring roll wrappers
2. Cut banana in thin slices. Roll each slices in sugar.

3. Place 2 to 3 slices on top of each lumpia wrapper. Lay a slice of jackfruit on top (optional).

4. Wrap into shape of egg roll. Seal the ends with water or egg white.

5. Deep fry in deep medium-high heat. 
6. Flip the turon to coat evenly with caramelized sugar. Fry until golden brown and crisp. 
7. Remove from pan and let stand over wax paper for a couple of minutes to remove excess oil. 
8. Serve warm.


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