Nilagang saging
Nilagang saging with bagoong na isda (fermented fish paste)
Alternative namesNilagang saging na saba, Nilagang saba, Nilung-ag na saging, Linung-ag na saging
Region or statePhilippines
Main ingredientsSaba banana, Bagoong (fermented fish paste)

Nilagang saging, sometimes also known simply as boiled bananas, is a simple Filipino dish consisting of boiled saba bananas (or cardava bananas) commonly dipped in fermented fish paste (bagoong na isda, also called ginamos in Cebuano). The bananas are typically unripe or just about to ripen, when they are still starchy. Nilagang saging is regarded as a comfort food and is a common savory snack in rural areas of the Philippines, usually eaten for merienda. It is sometimes also sold as street food.[1][2]

See also


  1. ^ "Nilagang Saging". Danicop Ticugan Spring. Retrieved January 17, 2024.
  2. ^ Escaros, Jesus, Jr. (December 10, 2020). "Boiled Bananas". Philippine News Agency. Retrieved January 17, 2024.((cite news)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)