Plantain banana in syrup with langka and sago is your, levelled-up, minatamis na saging! A simple dessert recipe using saging na saba, sugar, langka and tapioca pearls.
This dessert that also doubles as a snack never fails to satisfy our sweet tooth. It’s one of our favorite Filipino treat along with mango jelly and ginataang munggo. We especially enjoy it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or add crushed ice and milk to make into saba con yelo. It’s a simple dessert dish that is easy to put together using just a few ingredients.
This Filipino dessert recipe only takes a couple of minutes to make. It’s a great weeknight dessert idea especially if you’re in a hurry. You can even make it a day ahead so you’ll have more time preparing your main dish. If you tried this dessert recipe, let us know how it turned out in the comments below. We’d love to hear your feedback!
What Is Minatamis Na Saging?
It’s a classic dessert or snack in the Philippines that both kids and adults enjoy. Basically, it’s plantain bananas, also called locally as saba bananas, that is sweetened in sugar syrup. You can have it simple or as special as you want by adding other ingredients like jackfruit and tapioca pearls. Plantain bananas in caramel syrup is not only great as a dessert or snack but it can also be used as an ingredient for making halo-halo which is a popular summer treat in the Philippines.
Notes On Some Ingredients
How To Cook Tapioca Pearls
Its fairly simple to cook tapioca pearls and here is how. In a small pot boil water in medium heat. When the water starts to boil, add tapioca pearls. Cook and stir to avoid pearls from sticking for 3 minutes or until translucent then cover pot and turn off heat. Let the tapioca pearls sit in the pot for 10 minutes to completely cook then strain pearls and wash in running cold water.
How To Serve And Store
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Plantain Banana In Caramel Syrup
- 5 pcs plantain bananas (each one cut into 4-6 parts diagonally)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/3 cup warm water
- 1 cup tapioca pearls (cooked)
- 1/2 cup jackfruit (fresh or frozen)
- In a wide skillet or pan over medium heat, add brown sugar and let sit in the pan without stirring for 2-3 mins. or until it starts to melt.1 cup brown sugar
- When sugar starts to melt, stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until fully dissolved.
- Carefully and gradually add water while stirring, if sugar crystalizes, continue stirring until it dissolves.1 1/3 cup warm water
- Add plantain banana slices into thepan and mix until all slices are coated with syrup. Cover pan with lid and let simmer for 5-10 mins. or until slightly tender.5 pcs plantain bananas
- Tip in jackfruit and mix to distribute. Cover and continue cooking until jackfruit is soft and plantains are cook through.1/2 cup jackfruit
- Add cooked tapioca pearls and mix until well combined. Turn off heat and transfer in serving dish. Bon appetit!1 cup tapioca pearls