Jaja godoh or fried banana is Balinese typical snack best favored by local community. This snack is widely sold in traditional markets as well as at roadside of local village. It is very tasty, especially when enjoyed with the accompaniment of coffee drink while relaxing.
Besides, it is often presented by Balinese people while holding mutual assistance activities engaging dozens or even hundreds of people. For farmers, this kind of snack can be functioned to temporarily restrain hunger. At villages, it usually does not apply chemicals or mixture of sweeteners. This traditional cake is really very tasty. Fried banana traders typically include furnace in their stall, so it can always be served warm and savory. It usually becomes a favorite snack while hanging out at food stall. Moreover, in rainy season, this long- and flat-shaped snack can become an appropriate menu while chatting.
In addition, the fried banana is frequently served to guests. In keeping with the development of tourism in Bali, fried banana is often served to guests as dessert. However, the presentation is combined with additional ingredients. For instance, it is added with brown sugar, cheese or even milk so that it tastes more delicious.
In the presentation at Maca Villas & Spa Seminyak, for example, guests are served with a small plate of fried banana in combination with brown sugar and ice cream. To make it more interesting, the serving is set up with creative flower decoration. On that account, the enjoyment when tasting the fried banana will turn better.
The ingredients used to prepare this snack include bananas, rice flour, solution of lime water and salt. By and large, people usually use gegah or raja banana or even candi banana from Java. How to make it? First of all, make a batter from fine rice flour by adding some water and then stir it evenly until seeming watery. Furthermore, add salt and lime to taste.
Prepare frying pan and pour some coconut oil and then heat. Slice the banana lengthwise. Then, dip the sliced banana into the flour batter and fry until cooked and looks lightly browned. Take out and set aside. Now, serve it on plate and it is ready to serve! (BTN/015)