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For an alternative to ketchup, try Filipino banana sauce

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Occasionally, you spot a product in the grocery aisle that is so intriguing you feel compelled to buy it on the spot. This happened recently to our food editor, Peggy Grodinsky, who spied a bottle of Jufran Banana Sauce ($3) on the shelf at Kroger. After some investigation, we learned that it's a Filipino condiment similar to ketchup -- but made from the bananas prevalent in the region, instead of tomatoes. A little sweeter than its American counterpart, it's used as a dipping sauce for egg rolls -- and we think it wouldn't hurt a burger, either.


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Oh yes, it is a staple in every Filipino household and restaurant. I personally prefer tomato ketchup but sometimes I like having banana ketchup with my fried chicken. It's got that spicy-sweet combination I like.

Sometimes this is also what's used in Filipino spaghetti instead of regular spaghetti sauce. :)

Written by Christine on Jul 25, 2006 12:43 AM

yup, it's even spelled catsup.
there's also a hot sauce called caramba made of pineapples and it's so good!
go filipino!

Written by ana on Jul 31, 2006 01:16 AM

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