Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Just as South and Central American countries have their fried plantains, the Vietnamese have fried bananas, usually sold on the streets by women in front of their houses. The firmer the bananas, the better.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the flour, sugar, egg, milk and salt to make a smooth, paste-like batter.
  2. Leave to rest for one hour.
  3. Peel the bananas and slice each one in half lengthwise, then across into chunks about three inches long.
  4. Dip the banana pieces into the batter and shallow fry in hot oil for a few minutes or until golden brown all over.
  5. Drain quickly on a wire rack or paper towel, and serve warm.
  6. If you like, serve them with real maple syrup, powdered sugar, or honey, for extra sweetness.
Most Helpful

oh yummy!! I sprinkled some powdered sugar and a touch of maple syrup...great sweet to end a wonderful dinner. The ease of made it even better!

KitchenManiac January 02, 2003

I made these for my daughter to serve while she gave a report on the country of Laos (Vietnam neighbor). They were easy to make, the batter is delicious. I only had time to let the batter rest for 15 minutes, and it worked just fine. Her teacher said that these were the best treats brought in!

Kelly Green March 11, 2003

Just yummy. They're even better when served with a small scoop of vanilla ice milk.

Emmett The Sane April 17, 2002