Pritong saging
Alternative namesPritong saba, piniritong saging
Region or statePhilippines
Main ingredientsSaba banana
Similar dishespisang goreng

Pritong saging (lit. "fried banana"), also known as pritong saba, is a Filipino snack made from ripe saba or cardaba bananas sliced lengthwise and fried in oil. The bananas used are ideally very ripe, in which case it naturally caramelizes and no sugar is added. When younger starchier bananas are used, it is often eaten dipped in muscovado sugar, syrup, or coconut caramel (latik). Unlike the similar pisang goreng of neighboring countries, it is not as popular as street food. Instead it is regarded as a simple home-made snack, most commonly eaten for merienda.[1][2][3][4][5]

See also


  1. ^ "Fried Bananas (Pritong Saba)". Filipino Chow. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Cooking Fried Plantains (Piniritong Saging)". QuickAndEasyRecipes. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  3. ^ Manalo, Lalaine (30 September 2014). "Fried Bananas with Salted Coconut Caramel Sauce". Kawaling Pinoy. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Fried Banana Saba". Casa Baluarte. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Fried Bananas/Prito Saging". The Hungry Giant. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2020.