Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thursday’s Side Dish: Filipino Turon

A sweet lumpia - style dessert

Take a look at these!  What makes turon so special?  Turon aka banana lumpia or lumpiyang saging is the sweet counterpart to savory lumpia.  Filipinos enjoy this snack as street food.  Cooks take a banana and wrap it inside a spring roll wrapper.  The whole thing is then deep fried to a golden brown.  Some variations are made with jack fruit or include the extra step of rolling the banana in sugar before wrapping.  The deep frying brings out the fruit’s naturally sweet flavor.  Also, expect to find turon at your favorite Filipino food market.

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