Postreng Saging/ Banana Soup

I don’t think many Filipinos cook Postre anymore. This is one of those dishes that has been passed down from our grandmother’s grandmother and has been forgotten through the years because of new dishes that has been added to the family menu. Guava is also used to make postre when they are in season.

You might think the ingredients are weird but this tastes surprisingly delicious. peanutbutter was –and still is– weirded out when I first let him try it but most friends who tasted it liked it. Since this is an old recipe, I don’t think you would ever find a recipe on the web but I’m absolutely sure that you will find this dish if you search really old Filipino cookbooks.

At first glance, you might think that this is the usual sweetened banana. Think again and look closely at the recipe. Postreng Saging is a sweet-savory soup that is eaten like a regular soup in a meal.

I hope you try this out…

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Postreng Saging/ Banana Soup

  • Author: The Peach Kitchen

Ingredients

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  • 4 pcs Plantains banana [Saba], sliced
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 45 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions

  1. In a pot, sauté garlic in heated oil until a little brown.
  2. Pour in water.
  3. Add bananas and sugar.
  4. Stir and simmer until bananas are softened
  5. Serve hot

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15 Responses

  1. I have tried this recipe today while I was literally hungry. The taste was not worst, but awful for a snack. I started hating garlic and banana from now.

    And I request everyone to avoid this great ancestral dish (Postre)\

    Actually I rate this recipe no stars. But I rate.

    Thank you very much for your great help.

    1. Oh I’m so sorry you didn’t like it. I guess this is an acquired taste and not everyone can appreciate. Thank you so much for your comment. I do appreciate it very much.

      1. I remember this Postre Saging, when i was a kid my Grandmother used to cook this. I love it… I guess only kapampangan knows this recipe. Its an old recipe from our great grandmother…

        1. I missed my grandmother because of this recipe. She used to have it inside her cabinet all the time when we we’re growing up. I didn’t know this is what it’s called. I just described it to my aunts and told me it’s postre and googled it which brought me here. This recipe is quite the same as my grandma used to cook. Btw i’m also a kapampangan. Food brings back memories! Thanks!

  2. I just want to say thanks for your recipe, I love it. I miss it when my mom cooks it back home, now I’m abroad Ive been missing it and this just hits the spot 🙂

  3. My grandna taught me this recipe. Up until now I cook it and was even the one who retaught my grandmother since she is aging gracefully and her memory often fails her. And yes my grandma is a full kapampangan and she cooks postre as our snack or dessert. When I got married, I cook postre whenever my tastebuds miss it, but my husband does not enjoy it as much as I do, hoping my kids would like it when they grow up. I will continue to cook it and pass the recipe to my kids ❤️

    1. Thank yo for your comment! I’m really happy that you know and also love this recipe! I shows that I am not alone… LOL! I think there are only a few who knows this recipe and loves it.

  4. My mom used to cook this when we were little. Searched for postre recipe because my aunt is craving for this. I will cook this tomorrow because our ulam is pritong bikaw. Postre goes well with fried ulam. We dont eat this as a snack.

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →

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