Turon with Langka (Banana Spring Rolls) is incredibly simple to make. If you have never tried it or are interested in learning more, keep reading! I've compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about turon.
Turon can be enjoyed as a snack or merienda. As a dessert, it is delicious served a la mode with ice cream, like Mango Queso Ice Cream, Ube (Purple Yam Jam) Ice Cream, or Avocado Pistachio Ice Cream. You can also serve it with caramel or chocolate sauce.
Turon typically consists of sliced saba bananas and ripe jackfruit, sprinkled with brown sugar, and rolled in lumpia wrappers or thin pastry skins like spring roll wrappers.
Deep-fried until crispy and golden brown, it is sometimes sprinkled with sesame seeds. My version includes a thin caramel coating on the outside. Ube Turon is a delicious variation of turon containing Ube Halaya (Purple Yam Jam).
Have you ever tried lumpia or spring rolls? If you have, imagine it filled with sweet bananas, ripe jackfruit, and sugar. It has crunchy skin, sometimes with a thin caramel coating, that shatters when you bite into it. The bananas and jackfruit are sweet and soft on the inside.
Turon wrappers are typically made from wheat flour, either lumpia or spring roll wrappers. They are thin and crunchy when fried. You can also find gluten-free varieties made from tapioca or rice flour.
The term lumpia generally refers to spring rolls filled with meat and vegetables, like Lumpiang Shanghai (Fried Spring Rolls), Lumpiang Gulay (Fried Vegetable Spring Rolls), or Lumpiang Sariwa (Fresh Spring Rolls). Turon, sometimes called banana lumpia, is a sweet version of lumpia filled with bananas.
Yes, spring rolls are called lumpia in Filipino. It can be savory with meat and vegetables or sweet like turon. You can also make it with sweet potatoes or cheese. Fresh Lumpia is made with meat and vegetables wrapped in an egg crêpe.
Turon is loved by many. I have never met anyone who did not like it.
Turon is often called banana spring rolls, fried banana rolls, or banana lumpia.
The word turon is Filipino. It is not related to the Spanish confection turrón, an almond nougat.
Bananas or jackfruit may have health benefits. However, turon is a sugary, fried food. High-fat and calorie foods may not be good for your body. As with anything, moderation is key.
Every version of banana spring roll is different. It depends on how it's prepared. My mini version of a banana spring roll with jackfruit and a thin caramel coating is approximately 113 calories apiece.
To keep turon crispy, fry them until golden brown and drain the excess oil. Enjoy them right away or leave them uncovered. The caramel coating adds an extra crunch. Reheat them in a toaster or air fryer to make them crunchy again.
No. Keep turon at room temperature to retain its crunchy texture.
You can freeze (or refrigerate) them, but they won't taste as good as fresh. Uncooked turon should be frozen if you intend to fry them later. They become soggy if left out too long.
Turon can be reheated in a toaster oven or air fryer to restore most of its crunchiness.
Arrange the frozen turon in a single layer in the basket. Spray with cooking oil and fry at a lower temperature of 375° F (190° C) for 20 to 30 minutes. Flip halfway through and spray the other side. When they turn golden brown, they are ready.
I hope this article has answered some of the questions you may have had about Turon with Langka (Banana Spring Rolls). Would you like to give it a try? I highly recommend it to those who enjoy sweet and crunchy foods.