Fried bananas are very easy to make, and Indonesia has many different bananas that are suitable for frying. Yet you can still get bad pisang goreng. The trouble, usually, is the oil. Some warung owners are not careful always to use fresh, good-quality oil – because, of course, it is expensive. Another reason for bad pisang goreng is that the bananas used are too ripe, or not ripe enough.
The bananas you get in the West are perfectly suitable for frying, as they are for making