Filipino turon consists of a plantain wrapped like a spring roll and then deep fried — sort of like banana lumpia.

banana “fritter”

The most common turon filling is the saba variety of banana. Jackfruit is also added as a filling. The rolls may be dusted with brown sugar before frying.

Etymology: The Tagalog word turon comes from the Spanish turrón, a nougat confection that’s a traditional dessert at Christmas.

Dulce, por lo general en forma de tableta, hecho de almendras, piñones, avellanas o nueces, tostado todo y mezclado con miel y azúcar.

The native Tagalogs in the Batangas area call it sagimis.