Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is one of my favorite recipes. I have it every time I go to a Thai restaurant topped with coconut ice cream or drizzled with honey. If you have never tried it, now is the time, it's so good! I use Nam, a variety of banana which can be found at most Asian Markets. You can also use sweet potatoes in this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, mix rice flour, tapioca, sugar, salt and coconut. Stir in water, a little at a time, and mix to form a thick batter.
  2. Peel the bananas and cut each lengthwise into 3 or 4 pieces. Heat oil in deep-fryer or deep wok to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Completely coat each banana slice in batter, then fry in hot oil until golden. Drain on paper towels. Serve at once.
  4. Serve with Coconut Ice Cream (vanilla ice cream with honey will do if coconut ice cream is not available).


Most Helpful

I love having these when I am at a Thai restaurant with coconut ice cream. I have found this same recipe online; however, I noticed you didn’t post the addition of 1/2tsp of baking powder which I used. I too couldn’t find tapioca flour at my Asian market so I used tapioca starch which I have read is pretty similar. I used 1/4 cup of brown sugar and used only 1cup of coconut milk instead of the water for added flavor. The thickness of the batter was perfect with only one cup. I would suggest starting with 3/4 of a cup and going from there. Make sure the oil is hot but not too hot or your batter will burn before the inside is cooked. My husband and I really enjoyed these, thanks for posting.

mamadelogan November 21, 2008

These were good, like S./Central American fried bananas, but chewy. The batter gets crisp, but rice flour gets INCREDIBLY sticky. :) Don't pull these out before they are good and GOLDEN with little bits of BROWN - otherwise you have inedible glop. Ask me how I know. :) Thanks for posting a yummy dessert for my Thai dinner. Made for ZWT4.

CraftScout June 03, 2008

This was GREAT. I used almond flour instead of tapioca since I couldn't find any at my local market. This gave it a delightfully nutty flavor that really complimented the coconut well. To make the recipe "healthier", I didn't deep fry - I just browned/crisped a bit in enough olive oil to coat the bottom of my wok. Served with almond and pecan soy ice cream. LOVELY.

kellymbrown January 27, 2008

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