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Turon (Sagimis)

Turon: Filipino Snack

Turón is banana wrapped like a spring roll and deep fried with brown sugar. The banana often used is the fat saba variety. Jackfruit is sometimes included in the filling for a sweeter flavor.

Turon: Filipino Snack

Turon: Filipino Snack

Turon: Filipino Snack

Turon: Filipino Snack

Turon: Filipino Snack

Turon: Filipino Snack

Filipino Americans out of touch with their ancestors’ culture in the Philippines often refer to turón as “banana lumpia,” which sounds hilarious to real Filipinos. The more intellectually pretentious Fil-Ams call it “lumpiyang saging” due to an obsessive-compulsive preference for including force-translated Tagalog terms in Wikipedia.

Philippine-born Filipinos call it turón. This snack is known throughout the Tagalog-speaking Philippines as turón.

Etymologically, the word is Spanish in origin, although the candy turrón (a nougat confection) bears no resemblance to the Filipino turón.

In the area of Batangas province, “turon” is also known as sagimis.

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