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August 3, 2010 Update: This post was featured on FoodBuzz Top 9 todayEs Pallu Butung is very popular dessert from Makassar, South Sulawesi. It is also known as Es Nasu Butung. Literally translated, es means ice, pallu or nasu means cooked, butung means banana. Pallu, nasu and butung are words from a Makassar dialect. I don’t speak any Makassar dialects, so I got the translation from kak Yaty whom native to Makassar (also known as Ujung Pandang).

I think many people who come from tropical countries know many different type of bananas, not just one type banana. In order to make this dessert, you need cooking bananas. I used saba bananas (known as pisang kepok in Indonesian). You can see all the ingredients you need from the picture below.

Ingredients 1Es Pallu Butung is a typical street food. According kak Yaty, red colour syrup for drizzling the top is commonly used at warungs (small hawkers/kiosks). When her mom makes it at home, she never adds the syrup. She also mentioned the kind of red syrup that the warungs use is a pisang ambon (literally translated Ambonese banana) flavour. For your information, pisang ambon is a Dutch brand liquor that got inspired by Indonesian words. It has a dominating banana flavour, with additional tropical fruit nuances, and a bright green colour. It is based on the recipe of an old Indonesian liqueur/flavour.

You can make your own red syrup by mixing simple syrup with drops of pisang ambon flavour or just buy cocopandan flavour syrup at Asian markets. I myself used the cocopandan one. Really, I’m not a big fan of this artificial red syrup. But since the recipe said so, I just added a bit.

For this recipe, I made my own pandan juice from fresh pandan leaves. In case, you can not find any pandan leaves, just buy a bottle of pandan flavour at Asian markets. Here is the picture of ingredients that I mentioned.

Ingredients 2This recipe is a submission for Masbar with a theme “Variety of Banana-Based Dishes“.

Es Pallu Butung
– Indonesian Banana Ice Dessert (Makasar) –
recipe by yasaboga and kak Yaty, modified by me

Ingredients:

  • 50 g rice flour
  • 400 mL coconut milk
  • 200 mL water
  • 3 pandan leaves
  • 70 g granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp seasalt
  • 8 ripe raja or kepok (marketed as saba bananas in Canada), steamed, peeled and cut into pieces.
  • red colour syrup
  • ice cubes

Directions:
1. Combine coconut milk and water.

2. Dilute rice flour with part of the coconut milk mixture.

3. Shred 1 1/2 pandan leaves and grind the rest.

4. In a saucepan, warm up the remaining coconut milk with shredded pandan leaves. Take 1/2 cup of the warm coconut milk and mix with ground pandan leaves. Squeeze the mixture to get pandan juice. Pour pandan juice in the saucepan back. Add sugar, vanilla and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil.

5. Pour the rice flour mixture into coconut milk mixture and stir well.

6. To serve: pour rice flour porridge onto bananas, then drizzle red syrup over and add ice cubes.

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  1. Anncoo July 30, 2010 At 12:34 PMLovely dessert! Looks simple and yummy and I can make use of the bananas from my garden.Reply
  2. Anncoo July 30, 2010 At 7:34 PMLovely dessert! Looks simple and yummy and I can make use of the bananas from my garden.Reply
  3. Joanne July 30, 2010 At 10:33 PMThis is so intriguing and I’ve never seen anything like it! I really love banana desserts though! I will have to try it.Reply
  4. Masak Bareng July 31, 2010 At 1:28 AMThanks pepy 🙂Reply
  5. deeTha H July 31, 2010 At 1:36 AMpepong……….iki kesukaanku banget loh,eh kui sirup e mbah marijan tekan CA barang.. hihihiReply
  6. MiNDY July 31, 2010 At 3:03 AMmau mangkoknya Pep :dReply
  7. Joanne July 31, 2010 At 5:33 AMThis is so intriguing and I’ve never seen anything like it! I really love banana desserts though! I will have to try it.Reply
  8. Masak Bareng July 31, 2010 At 8:28 AMThanks pepy 🙂Reply
  9. deeTha H July 31, 2010 At 8:36 AMpepong……….iki kesukaanku banget loh,eh kui sirup e mbah marijan tekan CA barang.. hihihiReply
  10. deeTha H July 31, 2010 At 8:36 AMReply
  11. deeTha H July 31, 2010 At 8:36 AMReply
  12. deeTha H July 31, 2010 At 8:36 AMReply
  13. MiNDY July 31, 2010 At 10:03 AMmau mangkoknya Pep :dReply
  14. Cynthia July 31, 2010 At 11:13 AMOuuuu, this sounds like quite a treat!Reply
  15. Cynthia July 31, 2010 At 6:13 PMOuuuu, this sounds like quite a treat!Reply
  16. [email protected]& July 31, 2010 At 9:45 PMThe colour of Indonesian Banana Ice (Makassar) is very bright and vibrant. Cool !Reply
  17. Little Corner of Min August 1, 2010 At 2:28 AMThis dessert is new to me, but what a great combination!Reply
  18. [email protected]’s Recipes August 1, 2010 At 4:45 AMThe colour of Indonesian Banana Ice (Makassar) is very bright and vibrant. Cool !Reply
  19. tigerfish August 1, 2010 At 6:24 AMThat is very new to me!Reply
  20. Little Corner of Mine August 1, 2010 At 9:28 AMThis dessert is new to me, but what a great combination!Reply
  21. Sara @ CaffeIna August 1, 2010 At 1:06 PMAnd one more dessert in my “wish-to-make” list. This looks sooo summer. Thanks for sharing.Reply
  22. tigerfish August 1, 2010 At 1:24 PMThat is very new to me!Reply
  23. nyemonk August 1, 2010 At 2:32 PMhmmm meler bacanya…. mau mau mau 😀Reply
  24. Sara @ CaffeIna August 1, 2010 At 8:06 PMAnd one more dessert in my “wish-to-make” list. This looks sooo summer. Thanks for sharing.Reply
  25. ~Lisa~ August 1, 2010 At 9:29 PMDon’t you love asian street foods! SO good. This looks delicious.Reply
  26. nyemonk August 1, 2010 At 9:32 PMhmmm meler bacanya…. mau mau mau 😀Reply
  27. ~Lisa~ August 2, 2010 At 4:29 AMDon’t you love asian street foods! SO good. This looks delicious.Reply
  28. tatabonita August 2, 2010 At 9:43 PMMbak Pepoooong… aku tekooo, wes entek yo es palu buntunge? Eh pallu butung hihihihiReply
  29. Jun Belen August 2, 2010 At 11:23 PMLooks very yummy! Thanks for sharing. Filipinos have a very similar dessert that I love… saba bananas in shaved ice and evaporated milk. Yum!Reply
  30. tatabonita August 3, 2010 At 4:43 AMMbak Pepoooong… aku tekooo, wes entek yo es palu buntunge? Eh pallu butung hihihihiReply
  31. Jun Belen August 3, 2010 At 6:23 AMLooks very yummy! Thanks for sharing. Filipinos have a very similar dessert that I love… saba bananas in shaved ice and evaporated milk. Yum!Reply
  32. Xiaolu @ 6 Bitterswe August 3, 2010 At 7:01 AMYour bananas look so pretty! It’s great how this blog is always introducing me to new flavors. Actually I did buy pandan flavoring before, but it tasted too strongly of chemicals. I would love to try this but definitely making my own juice from the leaves.Reply
  33. Shirley August 3, 2010 At 7:48 AMYum! The stores here only ever have one kind of banana. Sometimes the Asian market has those tiny ones, and sometimes I can find plantains but that’s it.Reply
  34. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets August 3, 2010 At 2:01 PMYour bananas look so pretty! It’s great how this blog is always introducing me to new flavors. Actually I did buy pandan flavoring before, but it tasted too strongly of chemicals. I would love to try this but definitely making my own juice from the leaves.Reply
  35. Shirley August 3, 2010 At 2:48 PMYum! The stores here only ever have one kind of banana. Sometimes the Asian market has those tiny ones, and sometimes I can find plantains but that’s it.Reply
  36. Nick Cook November 25, 2012 At 6:55 PMHi, and thank you for the helpful information. Keep me posted through email when you have new posts.Thank you Cheers from rainy Vancouver, CanadaImporting wine into Canada now made easy!http://howtoimportliquorinbc.comReply

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