The Tagalog word for “banana” is saging.
It’s the Davao region of Mindanao that’s Asia’s largest exporter of bananas and banana chips.
Photo by Toyang Noresa of peeled saba bananas
Sabá is a cooking variety of banana having the scientific name Musa saba. It has been called cardava, cardaba or kardaba in English and other languages. The Indonesians call it pisang kepok. The sabá is much fatter and starchier than the typical table banana.