Any trip to Makassar in South Sulawesi (Indonesia) would not be complete without trying the local specialty dessert, pisang epe. Pisang epe is made from lady finger bananas that have been grilled, then flattened in a press and covered with a delicious palm sugar syrup.
In addition to the “original” flavor, it also comes in such variations as cheese (keju), chocolate (coklat), durian (durian or duren) and coconut (kelapa). The cheese flavor is literally covered with grated cheese!
Pisang epe is sold along Pantai Losari (Losari Beach) and the surrounding streets by pedagang kaki lima or five-legged traders. They get this name from the fact that their mobile cart has three “legs” and the trader themselves two.
One serving consists of three bananas and costs just 6000 rupiah for the original or up to 8000 rupiah for other flavors.
Place your order, take a seat on the surrounding plastic chairs and enjoy this sumptuous Makassan speciality.
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Wednesday 30th of December 2015
[…] of the many “pisang epe” traders along Pantai Losari and the surrounding streets. This popular pressed banana dish uses palm sugar to transform an everyday fruit into a delectable dessert. A […]
Monday 17th of February 2014
That grilled banana looks great!
Wednesday 18th of June 2014
It's delicious, Shikha! It's the sugary syrup that makes it! :)
Monday 8th of July 2013
Dude! Sign me up...yummy!
Tuesday 9th of July 2013
They are soooo good!