Banana Cue Recipe

Try making this banana cue recipe, a sweet snack that is made from “saba” banana, brown sugar, and cooking oil. It’s easy to make with only three ingredients!

Banana Cue Recipe
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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

This popular Filipino street food snack is a deep-fried "saba" banana which is coated in a caramelized brown sugar. The name banana cue, is derived from a combination of the two words "banana" and "barbecue". When sold, you can usually find banana cue skewed in a bamboo stick so it can be easily eaten. It is usually sold in school canteens, or in streets.

In this recipe, we create banana cue out of only three ingredients - sugar, banana, and oil. No need to make it complicated, just as simple as heating oil and deep-frying the banana with a caramelized sugar will get you a snack that you will love. It's very cheap to make, beginner friendly, and quick and easy to follow. Try this simple and basic banana cue recipe and satisfy your hungry tummy!


  • 2 cups cooking oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 5 pcs, *saba* banana, cut into half


  1. Prepare the ingredients. Peel bananas and cut it into half if you want smaller sizes.

    Banana Cue Recipe
  2. Heat a frying pan together with the oil. When oil is heated, put the brown sugar.

    Banana Cue Recipe
  3. Make sure the brown sugar are totally melted and when it starts to float in the oil, put the saba bananas and stir. Cook banana for 10 minutes and stir occasionally to avoid sticking.

    Banana Cue Recipe
  4. Turn off heat and transfer to a serving plate. Best served while hot.

    Banana Cue Recipe