What is Fried Banana?
Fried banana is a popular snack throughout Indonesia. It is made by coating slices or strips of banana in a sweet thin batter. This batter may be flavored with coconut flakes or sesame seeds, or a number of other variations. The banana is then deep fried and served warm. The color of the batter is golden brown when cooked, with a crunchy texture. The inside is soft, creamy and sweet.
What does Fried Banana Taste Like?
...Sweet is one of the five main tastes. It has smooth and round notes in its flavor profile. Sweet is a naturally occurring flavor in many foods, including fruits, berries, winter squashes, sugarcane, and honey. The sweet taste in these foods is due to a higher sugar content. Sweetness is characteristic of desserts and is used as an accent in savory foods.
...Bananas grow on tall plants that closely resemble trees, though are in fact tall, dense stalks. Bananas are usually about half a foot, or slightly more in length and when unripe have a pale green skin. When ripe, the banana is yellow and will become brown once overripe. The soft, cream colored flesh of the banana has a low water content and creates a smooth and creamy texture when chewed. The flavor is sweet.
...Canned coconut milk is coconut water and coconut fat that have been canned. Light coconut milk is slightly thick, though still very fluid and is white with a creamy smooth texture. Full fat coconut milk is often separated with clear coconut water on the bottom of the can and a dense layer of creamy white coconut fat on top. These products are used in curries and desserts most commonly.
...Canola oil is a popular and readily available oil in America, due to its inexpensive price and neutral flavor. Canola oil comes from the rapeseed plant, the oil is pressed from the seeds and has a yellow color. It is a thin oil that is best for medium high heat, such as sautéing, though is commonly used for deep frying. Canola can be found in baked good, salad dressings, and a vast variety of food products.
...Coconut flakes are thin, small strips of white coconut meat that have been dried. They are lightweight and slightly thicker than paper. Some coconuts flakes are very small and shredded, others are larger and wider. Coconuts flakes may be sweetened with sugar, or unsweetened. They taste mild, nutty and tropical, with a hint of sweetness. Coconut flakes are commonly used in desserts.
...Rice flour is made by grinding the rice grain. Rice flour can be made using white or brown rice, though white rice flour is used far more frequently than brown rice flour. White rice flour is white and fine like a wheat flour, but has a coarser and drier texture. Rice flour made from glutinous rice has a much finer texture and is almost like a powder. White rice flour can be used for baked goods, as well as pan-cooked flatbreads. It is useful in many savory and sweet applications. The flavor is bland.
...Wheat flour is a product made by finely milling wheat grains until they form a powder-like substance. Wheat flour is denser than powder and comes as whole wheat flour; a semi-dense flour with a beige color and full flavor. All- purpose flour is refined, white, lighter in texture and more bland in flavor. There are other varieties of wheat flour with these two being the most common. The flavor is mild and nutty. Wheat flour is used in the making of a huge number of foods across all cuisines. It is used as a binder as well as the basis for breads, baked goods and coating for breaded meats and vegetables. It is used in sauces and even some candies.
...Sugar comes from sugar cane and sugar beets. The sugar is extracted from the juice of both plants and refined into the granulated substance known as sugar. Sucrose, the sweet substance of sugar is a combination of glucose and fructose. White sugar is composed of tiny white, dry granules. The flavor is sweet and neutral. Brown sugar is brown and has more moisture, with a richer flavor that hints at molasses. Sugar is used in both sweet and savory foods.
...Sesame seeds are the tiny oblong seeds from the flowering sesame plant. They are between 3 to 4 mm long and 2 mm in width. They are generally off white or black, with some that are a medium shade of brown. The flavor of the sesame seed is nutty and earthy. When roasted, these tastes come through strongly and provide a savory garnish to many East Asian dishes. Sesame seeds are also found in Western cuisine.
...Baking powder is a fine, white, powdery substance with a neutral smell and a very bland taste. It is an acid and used to instantly leaven baked goods. It reacts when it touches moisture and differs from yeast because of its instant leavening reaction. Baking powder is primarily used in flour-based baked goods to help cakes and cookies rise. Baking powder can be found in many non-yeast baked goods.
...Salt is a mineral composed mostly of sodium chloride. It is the main flavoring used in food and is naturally occurring in certain foods, such as cheese, beets, meat and celery, plus many others. Salt is white and has finer granules than sugar. Many commercial salts include iodide, while others exclude it. Most salts are white, while some are naturally pale pink with minerals. Salt brings out the flavor of something and can create a tangy mouthfeel, if used in excess.