Pinaypay Na Saging

The Philippines is a tropical country. If you didn’t know that, then I suggest planning your next vacation there. Along with being tropical, the country boasts of some of the best-tasting fruits in the world. I’m not exaggerating. Again, get over there and see for yourself.

Once you finally decide to purchase the tickets, FYI—bananas are everywhere. They come in all shapes and sizes, seriously. From the Señorita (a banana the size of your thumb), to the export-quality Lakatan, there are so many to choose from. And they all taste awesome. And the two most popular local banana delicacies are the banana cue (which deserves a separate blog post by itself too), and the pinaypay na saging (literally means, banana fan).

The pinaypay na saging is a multi-sliced banana shaped into a fan, deep fried in batter, and then sprinkled with sugar (the amount depends on how sweet you want it, I prefer it really, really sweet). You can even call it a modern Flipino banana fritter. You can find this amazing snack sold everywhere from sidewalks to restaurants.

So if you want to know what local Filipinos eat for snacks, trying out pinaypay na saging is a good start. You can even make one on your own, customized to your specific taste. You can also pair it with a local coffee or your favorite soft drink to complete the experience. So what are you waiting for? Snack on!

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