It’s like turon but with a very unique twist, definitely this one is like no other. Valencia Triangulo is a Filipino style street food prepared with saba bananas, pinipig and jackfruit wrapped in spring roll pasty deep fried and coated with melted brown sugar.
If you have been to Malabon more specifically in Flores St, then most probably you would have heard of Aling Tessie’s Puto shop now known with its Valencia Traingulo. This very filling snack prepared with saba bananas, pinipig and jackfruit shaped in a triangle then cooked like turon is its most popular street food. Personally, I haven’t tried the real one but this street food is trending after Tikim TV You Tube Channel started to feature this humble snack. It may look like turon, but it is better in terms of everything, the filling, the size and the satisfaction that it gives.
There are no recipes to be found online for this one so I am recreating them at home with the information coming from that You Tube channel, it sounds straight forward from what it seems but the pinipig part is where I am not really sure, from the video, it looks like the pinipig was already cooked like a suman or kalamay rather than the kernels we know of so for our recipe will be using a pinipig kalamay and gave it a shot. The result was really good, I am not saying this is the authentic recipe but the ones I made was definitely two thumbs up.
If you happen to know the real recipe, please do share it as I want to make this recipe as near as the real thing as possible.
Prepare one large spring roll pastry then put 2 tbsp of pinipig kalamay, 1/2 saba banana and 1/2 jackfruit in the middle, fold into a triangle shape then seal the edges. Do it with the remaining ingredients.
Heat enough oil in a wok for deep frying, once it reaches 180C, add brown sugar and the spring roll wrapped bananas then deep fry in low heat until crisp and brown sugar has melted and coated the Valencia Triangulo.
Looks sweet. Bananas and jackfruit? Interesting combination.
Once again you’ve posted a street food that sounds absolutely delicious! I don’t believe I’ve ever come across saba bananas here in the States, though. Could you use “regular” Cavendish bananas?
I am afraid not, saba bananas have a very different texture and it also heat resistant and would not turn into a mushy substance when cooked. Similar to plantains but it is sweet and can be eaten raw. In the States your best bet to get them is in Asian Supermarkets
You can find it but not regularly at H Mart or if you’re on the East Coast, Great Wall.
They look exotic and so yummy! Not sure I have ever had saba bananas.
I’ve never had saba bananas before. I know I can get jackfruit in Asian Supermarkets here. I’ll need to see about saba bananas though. Love streetfood so would love to try this!
Raymund, these look delicious! Reading your blog is like traveling on my sofa. Your recipes are wonderful!
I was just at our Asian market the other day and they did have Saba bananas. This just sounds incredibly good, Raymund — I love street food, as it is the simplest and most honest of foods in any culture. I have never cooked with jackfruit before, so I look forward to giving this a try.