Barongko - Saba Banana and Coconut Milk in Banana Leaves

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Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Serves: 8


  • 250 gram ripe saba banana (Indonesian: pisang kepok), about 2-3
  • 100 ml coconut milk
  • 1 egg
  • 50 gram sugar
  • banana leaves
  • toothpicks


  1. Prepare a steamer.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mash saba banana, then mix with coconut milk, egg, and sugar.
  3. Cut banana leaves into eight 8"x8" squares. Gently wash the leaves under cold water and wipe with a clean cloth.
  4. Scoop 1/4 cup of banana mixture and wrap with banana leaf. Gently fold into small packet, and secure with a toothpick. Repeat until all banana mixture is used up. (*)
  5. Steam the secured packets on medium heat for 25 minutes.
  6. Turn off heat, remove packets from steamer. Let cool in the fridge. Serve chilled.


  • (*) Alternatively, line a 8"x4" loaf pan with banana leaf. Pour the banana mixture onto the pan, and steam until firm.

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