A Banana cue or Banana Q (Tagalog: Banana kyu) is a popular snack food or street food in the Philippines.


Banana cue is made with deep fried bananas coated in caramelized brown sugar. The bananas used for this recipe are Saba bananas, which are very commonly used for cooking in the Philippines. It is usually skewered on a bamboo stick, and sold on the streets. The skewer stick is just for ease of serving and eating, but is not cooked on the skewer (as opposed to ginanggang).[1]


The term is a portmanteau of banana and barbecue (which in Philippine English refers to meat cooked in a style similar to satay).[2]

See also


  1. ^ Filipino Food Recipes.com website accessed on 13 January 2015
  2. ^ Overseas Pinoy Cooking.Net website accessed on 6 November 2010