If you had noticed I barely post Filipino desserts, while we may have a lot of popular ones, most of it are of American origin and there are only few authentic Filipino desserts like the Buko Pandan, Buko Salad, Halo Halo, Ube Halaya and Minatamis na Saging (banana in sugar syrup).
Minatamis na saging if directly translated means sweetened banana, it is a very sweet dessert which is made out of Cardaba banana or locally known as “Saba” that is cooked in brown sugar syrup. Cardaba bananas are not your normal banana and it is used widely in Philippine cuisine, it is characterized by its fat elongated oval shape and it is usually used for cooking but can be eaten raw as well. Usually used as a snack like turon, banana cue or ginataang halo halo but it can also be used in savoury dishes like puchero, nilagang baka and pata tim.
A relatively easy dessert to make all you need to do is cook the bananas in sugar syrup, you can add sago pearls with it and/or drizzle milk on it. It can be enjoyed hot or chilled.