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Hot banana sauce

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there are no asian markets in the town i recently moved to. :shock: my new local grocery store opened with no asian or asian/pacific ingredients available. now they are trying to stock some, a little more each week.

this week i noticed hot banana sauce from the phillipines. confessed ignorance... i have not seen this before. it looks like a typical chili sauce. i'm intrigued. is this considered a general use condiment, or does anyone have suggestions for enjoying this?

tia


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I think thats banana ketchup, doddie where are you?


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You're right, Sheena. It's banana ketchup, just like strictly tomato-based ketchup except lighter and sweeter; as you've already noticed, Judith, it comes in regular and hot varieties. Aside from traditional dipping use, it's also an interesting addition to marinades for a lighter, fruitier note and as an accompaniment for grilled meats, particularly chicken and pork.


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You're right, Sheena.  It's banana ketchup, just like strictly tomato-based ketchup except lighter and sweeter; as you've already noticed, Judith, it comes in regular and hot varieties.  Aside from traditional dipping use, it's also an interesting addition to marinades for a lighter, fruitier note and as an accompaniment for grilled meats, particularly chicken and pork.

thanks, sheena and mooshmouse. will definitely give this a go.


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Ahh I see Mooshmouse has explained it already. It's a great dipping sauce for fried spring rolls and fried chicken. Though I have never used it as a marinade sauce like what MooshM suggested. I wonder what brand you got lovebenton? UFC? Marca Pina? Del Monte?


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I hope your adventure paid off :)

Also, it's great with fried fish. fish + banana ketchup + rice = Staple of millions of Filipinos. Tilapia in particular I could never say no to.


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Ahh I see Mooshmouse has explained it already. It's a great dipping sauce for fried spring rolls and fried chicken. Though I have never used it as a marinade sauce like what MooshM suggested. I wonder what brand you got lovebenton? UFC? Marca Pina? Del Monte?

i have the jufran bran. product of phillipines by heinz. really glad i picked this up. thanks to all for info.

  I hope your adventure paid off :)

Also, it's great with fried fish. fish + banana ketchup + rice = Staple of millions of Filipinos. Tilapia in particular I could never say no to.

fish was my first adventure. :biggrin: so maybe this is common usage, but i mixed a couple tbsp of the hot banana sauce with juice of one lime, let it set for an hour or so in fridge where it thickened back up. delicious drizzled on fish, which happened to be broiled tilapia filet served with rice. :wub:


Judith Love

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I know I'm really (really, really) late to this party... but I saw the Jufran hot banana ketchup in our local store and had to try it. We have a growing local Filipino community that's been really good for our only grocery store. Things are beginning to show up that I've never seen here before. I'd never had hot banana ketchup before and that's a shame. So many years I could have been enjoying this stuff. I tried the mild version as well, I'll stick with the hot but it's not bad.


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