Pepper’s Best Turon Recipe: Move Over, Mang Tootz

There’s a special place for turon in the realm of banana recipes. Not only is it delicious—with its sweet banana-langka filling, crunchy exterior, and caramel coating; it’s also very simple to make. At its most straightforward, you just roll a piece of saba and langka into a lumpia wrapper, then fry that in sugary oil. But… Continue reading Pepper’s Best Turon Recipe: Move Over, Mang Tootz

Banana Bible: 12 Varieties Worth Seeking Out in the Philippines

The Philippines is brimming with a massive agricultural landscape, of which one of its most important crops is the banana. It is said to be native to Southeast Asia with the Philippines as within its center of origin and diversity. Bananas are a staple fruit on many a Filipino’s diets, finding their way to many… Continue reading Banana Bible: 12 Varieties Worth Seeking Out in the Philippines