Some good friends called us from Tagaytay to say they would be dropping by the beach for “tea” (read: merienda) about two hours later (with a couple of foreign guests in tow) so of we had to make sure there was something appropriate to serve despite the relatively short lead time. We only found an unopened pack of fresh broas in the kitchen and managed to make a classically de-lata sweet fruit salad with canned cream and some condensed milk(?!) so we sent off for some saba bananas and lumpia wrappers and prepared some turon as well…
The turon were at the ready for frying as soon as the guests arrived.
They were served together with a very thick dulce de leche, made with some condensed milk.
The broas were perfect with tea or even some coffee or hot chocolate.
The canned fruit salad brought guests back to childhood memories where their parents made a similar dish, some halfway around the world!
And finally, I have yet to come across a foreign guest who doesn’t like banana turon, the addition of dulce de leche simply taking the experience a little bit over the top. Mission accomplished. :)