Malaysian fried bananas, called pisang goreng, is a scrumptious treat. I used ripe baby bananas, they were dipped in a simple batter and then fried in the deep fryer until golden brown. They were served on a banana leaf with some sweet soy sauce. That may sound a bit odd, but oh my, super good! It would be delicious with ice cream, chocolate syrup, honey, caramel, whipped cream……. you get the idea. However if you want to enjoy a simple Malaysian treat that is a popular street food, try it with some sweet soy sauce or nothing at all. You will love it! I know it’s fried, but it is a banana!
Malaysian Fried Bananas (Pisang Goreng)
- 4 ripe baby bananas or 2 regular bananas cut in half and peeled
- 1/2 cup self raising flour
- 1/4 cup corn flour
- 1 Tablespoon rice flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- a pinch of salt
- 3 fluid oz of ice cold water
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons oil to add to batter
- Vegetable oil for deep frying
- Mix together all the ingredients for the batter except the water.
- Start adding the water using a whisk to make sure there are no lumps and the batter is a smooth consistency.
- Add more water if required
- Put the bananas in the batter and leave them there for about 5 minutes
- Heat the oil in a pan or deep fryer to about 325 degrees
- Fry the bananas until golden brown turning as necessary
- Remove the bananas and set on a paper towel to drain any excess oil
- Serve warm with some sweet soy sauce for a real treat!