Photo by Toyang Noresa. Minatamis na Saba (Sweetened Bananas). Minatamis is the Tagalog word for “sweetened” or “candied.” Philippine fruits commonly made into minatamis are saba bananas, jackfruit, kamias, and even pineapples and mangoes.
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.