Turon or Banana Lumpia is a Philippine snack that is made out of cardaba / saba bananas and jackfruit wrapped in spring roll wrapper and deep fried.
Turon or Banana Lumpia is a Philippine snack that is made out of cardaba / saba bananas and jackfruit wrapped in spring roll wrapper and deep fried. A popular street food which you can see almost everywhere together with Kamote Cue (Deep Fried Sweet Potatoes covered with caramelized brown sugar) and Banana Cue (Deep Fried Bananas covered with caramelized brown sugar) when 2PM hits the clock.
I am not quite sure of the history of turon but there is a similar name dish existing in Spain but the ingredients are totally different as their turon includes marzipan and sugar, this too is sold in the streets of Spain specially during the Christmas season, but apart from the name, the sugar and where it’s sold the similarity ends there. Having that said I guess they might not be related to each other.
Roll the sliced bananas in brown sugar to coat them lightly with brown sugar, set aside coated bananas.
Lay down the spring roll wrapper then place 1 slice of banana, 3 slices of jackfruit. Start rolling the wrapper until halfway, fold the left and right edges, continue rolling then secure it on the other end by damping it with water.
In a wok pour enough oil for deep frying, then add remaining brown sugar. Heat using meanium heat and once brown sugar melts and rises to the top carefully place the wrapped bananas.
Deep fry turon until it turns golden brown and coated with the melted sugar.