Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pisang Goreng

When I was small my mother used to make pisang goreng (banana fritters) for afternoon tea. Her pisang goreng was sweet, greasy, a bit burnt and limp. Pisang goreng sold these days are very, very thin, hard and slightly salty with no sweet taste. Unscrupulous traders fry it with straw (yes, plastic) to make it firm. This low down and despicable trend has spread to my country. These days it is common to eat it with a spicy sauce - an Indonesian culture. Unheard of in Sabah in the olden days. I wanted my mother's thick, sweet pisang goreng today and since nobody sells that kind I just had to fry my own. It goes well with kopi-o. Sweet, black coffee. And it is especially delicious on a cool, rainy afternoon.....

3 comments:

Oskar said...

It looks delicious!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Rubie said...

Cooking with plastic! It's no wonder the human race is experiencing soaring rates of cancer and other horrid complaints....so much for clean living and natural eating!! However, those look lovely Tooki - feel free to send some over!! Rubie's mum.

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

We never made our own, we used to buy them. Sometimes we do get the soft, sweet and fat ones. We never knew to eat them with spicy sauce or that it goes well with kopi-o. We used to eat it as it is or if it is not the sweet ones, we dipped it in sugar but I like them with condensed milk or vanilla ice cream.

Nowadays, we don't go for them anymore for health reasons as they are rather oily since they are deep fried.

- Diana

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...