The surprising star of Chinese dessert.
Few fruits are as easy to enjoy as bananas – just hand-peel the skin off and chew! No seeds nor core to fuss over either. Rich in fibre, vitamin C & B6, minerals, and near-zero fat; bananas can help moderate your blood sugar levels, as well as improve your digestive system, heart and kidneys’ health. The easily digestible carbs also make it perfect as a workout snack, and may even help you lose weight. Besides that, the tender texture and pleasingly sweet flavour also make it versatile for many yummy pastries and desserts.
So, let’s go bananas with these delightful Asian goodies!
Mashed bananas whisked with a mix of flour, eggs, butter and sugar; baked to rich, golden brown bread. Fluffy with a fruity sweet flavour you won’t get enough of! Great with any spread or savoury pairings you like. Tasty, nutritious breakfast for the whole family.
Fried Banana Balls
Known as Cekodok Pisang, these chunky banana balls are an Indonesian street food favourite; often enjoyed as a teatime dessert. Mashed bananas with rice flour and sugar batter, deep-fried to yummy perfection. Crispy outside, sweet, creamy and fluffy inside. Instant delicious comfort.
Banana Bread Pudding
A Vietnamese special that pleases and delights with surprisingly rich flavour. Bananas sliced and marinated in rum and sugar, combined with a mix of coconut cream, condensed milk, egg, salt, vanilla extract, melted butter, and soft bread chunk; oven-baked and cooled to a golden brown loaf of pure sweet bliss. A wondrous treat.
Steamed Banana Cupcake
Sweet, tender, chewy and a lot of fun to savour, here’s a Malaysian cupcake that’s steamed instead of baked. Batter of flour, baking soda, sugar, egg and condensed milk, mixed with mashed bananas and vanilla extract; then steamed in moulds and cooled before serving. A happy breakfast or tea-time snack.
Panko Banana Fritters
Japanese-style deep-fried banana slices that are super easy to make! Whisk a batter of flour, milk and salt, added with vanilla extract. Slice and coat the bananas with the batter and panko breadcrumbs. Fry till crunchy brown in just 4-5 minutes! Instant joy!
Banana in Coconut Milk
A sweet-savoury banana dessert ‘soup’ by Chef Sujet, made to soothe, and pleasure. The combined fruity, fragrant creaminess of coconut milk and ripe bananas, flavours fully released in a gentle boil. Enjoy warm or cold for your lovely breakfast, teatime or dessert.
Grilled Banana Sticky Rice
Classic Vietnamese delight of tender, chewy glutinous rice with a sweet banana centre, wrapped in fragrant pandan leaf, and grilled; served with rich, creamy coconut sauce. May take a little effort to make, but the flavourful result is absolutely worth it.
Thai Banana Pancake
Bored of your usual breakfast? Go Thai style with this sweet chewy special! Mashed bananas with glutinous rice flour, coconut milk, and palm sugar batter; pan-fried to yummy pancakes. Superbly fragrant and delicious. Make more, because you’ll sure need seconds!
Indulge in a sweet creamy, fruity Thai pastry that’s similar to Malaysian Roti Canai with a banana-flavoured twist. Roti dough flipped, spread and pan-fried, wrapped with sliced banana filling; topped with a dash of condensed milk for extra oomph. A satisfying breakfast or tea-time snack.
Steamed Banana Cake
Go authentic Indonesian with Kue Nagasari. Cakes with banana filling, made of rice flour, mung bean flour and coconut milk; wrapped in banana leaf and steamed. Tender and chewy outside, with a fruity banana sweetness within that melts in your mouth.