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What a Turon-On: A Delicious Find at Delite Bakery

Turon from Delite Bakery, Seattle
Nope: this is not an eggroll. It's even better, because it's dessert.

Say hello to the turon, my most recent discovery at Delite Bakery in Seattle's Beacon Hill. What is a turon (or turrón, as I've seen it elsewhere), exactly? Well, according to Wikipedia,

Though many varieties exist, a typical turrón is plantain and jackfruit wrapped in a springroll wrapper, dipped in brown sugar, then fried. This somewhat resembles banana spring rolls. These are also known as banana fritters.

Oh, and these little confections (which cost only $1.45 each! a steal!) are also exceedingly delicious. Delite's version was made with banana, and had the most delicious slightly crackly, carmelly-sticky crust which gave way to the sweet taste of banana. The banana's texture was perfect: yielding, but not too mushy. A satisfying treat, and surprisingly for something fried, not too heavy--all in all, perfect for a hot day and definitely worth seeking out if you find yourself in the Beacon Hill area (especially easy now, thanks to the light rail).


Delite Bakery, 2701 15th Ave S., Seattle. Read more online here!

Of course, if you're not in the Seattle area, you might want to investigate making your own turon--this recipe looks pretty delicious! If you've got another to share, please leave a comment!

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Reader Comments (13)

A version of this is used in a dessert at P.F. Chang's. It's called the Banana Spring Roll. It's pretty darn good for a chain restaurant dessert. They serve it with pineapple ice cream and warm berries.

Add a little chocolate to the inside of that little bundle and I'd be all over it!

August 3 | Unregistered Commenterdanamccauley

there are a lot of these in the philippines. =)

August 3 | Unregistered Commenterleyna

I was just going to say what Leyna said :D

When my family still had a mini store/eatery there, we used to make those everyday and sell them.

August 3 | Unregistered CommenterJoi

OMG I love these!!! My mom makes these in big batches and keeps them in the freezer. When the craving strikes, I head over to her place and she fries some up for me mmmmmm these are best fresh, warm & crispy.


August 3 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's nice to see this food here. Turon's are big in the Philippines. The Filipinos love to eat it for dessert.
And they taste better (and sweeter!) with more crispy brown sugar on the outside. :)

August 3 | Unregistered CommenterUPrinting

Hooray for turon! I like to get those, munggo hopia, and puto at the Delite.

August 3 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I've never heard of a turon but they sound amazing, perfect and like something I should seek out if I'd like a complete life.

August 3 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-Marie

Dudes--thanks for all the sweet comments! I am so happy to see that there is so much love for the turon out there...and that so many others are excited to have discovered it! Anne-Marie: you've got to try it next time you're in town. So good!

Anonymous: I want to try the munggo hopia next time..let's hope I don't butcher the name too badly when I order!

Dana: Chocolate would be a nice addition!

August 4 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

Score one for the Philippines!

August 4 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yay, a Filipino dessert! My mom eats way too many of these. :D

August 5 | Unregistered Commenterlittleyuzu

Mmmm, I want this now! Just another reason that CakeSpy has given me to consider moving to Seattle :)

August 11 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna

i must say, where you tasted or bought the turon from, is so expensive. I'm here in San Diego, and man I must say we are lucky 'coz it's only 40 cents each here. I'm sure its worth the buy there, though, you can definitely eat more here for that price. So you should come down to California.

June 9 | Unregistered CommenterCC
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