Who doesn’t love this favorite snack that every Bicolano loves to eat during merienda time? Bicolanos love to eat sinapot or sometimes called maruya because of its crispy texture. Sinapot literally translates to dinikit-dikit in Filipino, because the sliced up bananas are skewered side by side with a cleaned out coconut leaves spine before cooking.
The sinapot are usually made from saba bananas. In the Bicol version, it does not “fan” the bananas. Instead they are simply sliced lengthwise before frying in batter. If you want to know how to make the sinapot, this is the recipe: