Banana Mataba

Mataba filled with some type of candied sugar, dates or raisins, banana, and egg, and then topped with sweetened condensed ilk is a thing here in Bangkok.  Wahoo, amirite?!

Mataba filled with some type of candied sugar, dates or raisins, banana, and egg, and then topped with sweetened condensed ilk is a thing here in Bangkok. Wahoo, amirite?!

You might remember me getting super excited when I discovered mataba back in July and then when I rediscovered it as murthapa in Laos.  Well, the same lady in Bangkok who makes the traditional mataba with the curried chicken filling also occasionally makes a dessert mataba with banana, candied sugar, raisins or dates, and sweetened condensed milk.  Amazeballs, no?

In case my description of dessert mataba does not have your mouth watering, here is a cloes-up view of the ingredients involved:

Chopping the candied sugar thingo

Chopping the candied sugar thingo

Candied sugar thingy on the left and raisins on the right (but I'm sure that the first time I saw my cute little covered lady make this, she was using dates)

Candied sugar thingy on the left and raisins on the right (but I’m sure that the first time I saw my cute little covered lady make this, she was using dates)

Banana and egg for the filling

Banana and egg for the filling

And here is the method:

Stretching out the dough for the mataba

Stretching out the dough for the mataba

Frying the mataba until the outside is crispy and the egg on the inside is cooked

Frying the mataba until the outside is crispy and the egg on the inside is cooked

Oh, go on!  You know you want some!

Close-up 1 Close-up 2

Oh!  Aaaaaaaaand, just in case you didn’t click on the hyperlink and check out my original post about mataba, here is what the savoury, curried-chicken mataba looks like:

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