Khmer Deep Fry Banana Cake

January 29, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Khmer Deep Fry Banana Cake

Khmer Deep Fry Banana Cake is a delectable treat popular in both Thailand and Cambodia. The key to this dish lies in the choice of banana, with the preferred varieties being Thai or Cambodian bananas known as “Jake Namva.” These bananas, available in Asian food stores, are ideal for their texture. It’s advised not to use plantain bananas or regular ones, as they tend to be too soft in texture. The dish is best enjoyed hot and may not retain its flavor as well when cold.

To prepare this delightful snack, you’ll need 10 bananas and a bag of shrimp or banana batter mix. In a bowl, mix the batter with water, coconut milk, sugar, coconut flakes, black sesame seeds, and a dash of salt. This mixture is set aside for later use.

The bananas are peeled and placed in a clean plastic wrap (such as Ziploc or cling wrap). The wrap is folded over, and the banana is gently pressed to slightly flatten it. This step should be completed for all the bananas before moving on to the frying process.

For frying, about 6 cups of oil (or more, as needed) should be heated in a pan over medium heat until it reaches the desired temperature. The prepared bananas are then dipped into the batter mixture and carefully dropped into the hot oil. They are fried until the batter turns a golden yellow, indicating they are ready.

After frying, the banana cakes are removed from the oil and drained on a paper towel to remove excess oil. Once they have cooled slightly, they can be served as either an appetizer or dessert. This Khmer Deep Fry Banana Cake recipe offers a delightful blend of crispy batter and tender, sweet bananas, creating a flavorful treat for any occasion.


10 bananas
1 bag of shrimp or banana batter mix
1 ¼ cup of water
1/3 cup of coconut milk
2 tablespoon of sugar
2 tablespoon of coconut flakes
1 tablespoon of black sesame seeds
Dash of salt
Mix everything together in a bowl and set a side
Oil for deep fry

Directions to make Khmer Deep Fry Banana Cake

  1. Peel the banana and take a clean plastic like Ziploc or any clean cling wrap put banana in the middle fold the cling wrap over then press it so the banana is a bit flat, take out and set aside in a plate (get all of these done first)
  2. Pour about 6 cups of oil or more enough to deep fry the banana. Heat oil on medium heat until hot
  3. Then deep the banana in batter mixes and drops in hot oil. Fry until the batter turn golden yellow.
  4. Take it out and drain on a paper towel. Let cool down a bit and serve as appetizer or desert.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 719

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏151g 55%
Cholesterol ‏23mg 8%
Total Fat ‏16g 21%
Saturated Fat ‏11g 55%
Dietary Fiber ‏17g 61%
Protein ‏11g 22%
Sodium ‏45mg 2%
Sugars ‏86g 172%


30 min


15 min




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