Saturday, June 13, 2009

Vietnamese Fried Banana - Chuoi Chien

Every countries have their own version of fried bananas. I just learned this recipe from Chi. Bun yesterday and decided to make them today. As a child, I remembered this type of snacks are sold by street vendors in Vietnam. Chuoi Chien is also one of my favorite snacks.

Ta ta.....................Here you go.

The batter is consisted of : rice flour, sesame seeds, sugar, salt, and dried shredded coconuts.

After an hour in the refrigerator, then it's time to fry them.

I just love the golden color.

They are so good and crunchy. You just can't eat just one. There goes my diet plan :-(

½ cup of rice flour
¼ cup of sugar
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1 pinch salt
¼ cup of shredded coconut (You can add more if you like)
4 medium bananas (the firmer they are, the better)
1 and ¼ cup of water
canola oil (for frying)

1. Mix together the flour, sugar, sesame seeds, shredded coconut, salt and water to make a smooth, paste-like batter.
2. Leave in the refrigerator to rest for one hour.
3. Peel the bananas and slice in 2 or 3 inch slices.
4. Dip the banana pieces into the batter and shallow fry in hot oil for a few minutes or until golden brown all over.
5. Drain quickly on a wire rack or paper towel, and serve warm.


Brenya ☆彡 said...

Wow, it looks so good. I love love Chuoi Chien too. It's my favorite desert.

Zoe said...


Thank you. It was really good. Of course, they all gone now. Unfortunately, we can't just eat one piece. :-) The recipe is quite easy.