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.

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Turon 3


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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 22 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Filipino


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


Units Scale
  • 8 pcs saba bananas
  • 1/2 cup jackfruit, sliced
  • 8 pcs spring roll wrapper
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • vegetable oil
  • toasted sesame seeds, to garnish



  1. Cut a peeled banana lengthwise in half.
  2. Roll the sliced bananas in brown sugar to coat them lightly with brown sugar, set aside coated bananas.
  3. Lay down the spring roll wrapper then place half of the saba banana, 3 slices of jackfruit then the other half of the saba banana.  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.
  4. In a wok pour enough oil for deep frying, then add remaining brown sugar.  Heat oil in medium heat and once the brown sugar melts and rises to the top carefully place the wrapped bananas.
  5. Deep fry turon until it turns golden brown and coated with the melted sugar.
  6. Remove from wok, drain excess oil then serve.


21 Responses

  1. Yummy! There are similar snacks here in Mauritius – deep fried brinjals in a batter is extremely popular.
    🙂 Mandy

  2. Delicious its look, for me, I love the goreng pisang at Malaysia.

  3. peachkins says:

    wow! favorite merienda ko yan!

  4. Babygirl says:

    This recipe really sounds simple but delicious. I think I will go searching for some jackfruit and try to make this 🙂

  5. Meri says:

    Whoa- this looks way too good! I want to make these for my family!

  6. Oh, how I wish that was a typical street food here at two o’clock. But then I might weigh much, much more. This looks heavenly.

  7. When I was first introduced to this delicious treat, it immediately became my #1 most favorite dish…scary to say, it even beat out chocolate *gasp!* I have never had it with jackfruit (never had jackfruit) but just thinking of the banana version is making me drool.

  8. boogie. says:

    My niece who’s 3 yrs old always asks my mom to make Turon every time she visits. she’s half Filipino & it’s so nice to see her enjoy my childhood fav

  9. Love this esp. with langka strips! 😀

  10. Christin@purplebirdblog says:

    Wrapped up and fried banana?! Yes please! 🙂

  11. cindy.D says:

    Very strange and nice looking recipes. Good job.

  12. huntfortheverybest says:

    i love these! i haven’t thought about them in a while…thanks for reminding me!

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