Literally translated to fried banana, goreng pisang is a popular street food in Southeast Asia. They are made with bananas coated in a batter and then deep-fried to a golden brown. The result is an addictive mix of a light, crispy coating set against a warm, melty and sweet banana interior. In fact, the snack is so popular, many stalls have gotten creative with their deep-fried offerings, so you’ll also variations such as sweet potato, tapioca, and nian gao (sweet rice cake)! Without further ado, here are the best 12 places to get your fix of goreng pisang in Singapore!
Another stalwart of Changi Village Hawker Centre, Million Star is famous for its fried raja banana, a large, custardy variety that is rolled in batter and fried to a crisp. Other crowd favourites are green bean cake, yam, sweet potatoes and tapioca. They also have other less commonly found items such as cempedak, and all their fritters are made using an original recipe!
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, #01-49, Singapore 500002
Opening Hours: 11 am–7 pm, Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Established since 1998, Boon Pisang Goreng has been delivering the same delicious fried fritters since their days at the now-defunct Longhouse. Today you’ll find the humble stall within Balestier Market, where they serve an assortment of fried fritters and Vietnamese dishes. Their goreng pisang comes in different sizes and has a light and crispy batter that’s much like tempura, and the banana within is soft and gooey. You’ll also find other deep-fried goodies such as nian gao, cempedak, and tapioca!
Address: 411 Balestier Rd, Stall No.18 Balestier Market, Singapore 329930
Opening Hours: 10 AM–3 PM Mon, 10 AM–7:30 PM Tues to Fri, 9:30 AM–7:30 PM Sat. Closed on Sun
Easties should be no strangers to this stall at Bedok Food Centre. 12 Goreng Pisang King entices patrons with its yummy goreng pisang. Enjoy soft saccharin sweet banana inside that is reminiscent of molten lava, with a crispy battered crust on the outside that is fried to golden perfection. Make sure to also try their epok epok too!
Address: 1 Bedok Road, #01-12, Singapore 649572
Opening Hours: 11 am–6 pm daily
This business in Toa Payoh has been serving goreng pisang since 1979. The combination of crunchy fried batter that is ASMR-worthy together with chunks of soft creamy banana is a party in the mouth. If you prefer something more savoury, go for the deep-fried sweet potato balls that are filled with red bean, yam or mung bean paste and coated with a generous layer of sesame seeds!
Address: 177 Toa Payoh Central, Singapore 310177
Opening Hours: 1–9 PM daily
Geylang Lor 20 Banana Fritters is one of the amazing hawker stalls in Old Airport Road Food Centre and once you see the number of bananas hanging in the stall you’ll know they’re serious about their goreng pisang! The batter is thin and crispy and isn’t too overly oily. The crust serves as a stark contrasting texture to the rich and creamy Pisang Raja inside. Simply addictive and you’ll find yourself reaching for more!
Address: 51 Old Airport Rd, #01-57, Singapore 390051
Opening Hours: 11:30 AM–8 PM Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Located in ABC Brickworks, Mohd Zaid offers a range of traditional Malay kueh. Of course, goreng pisang is a big draw at the stall, and the banana fritters are made with different types of bananas depending on the day you visit. Pisang kepok are semi-ripe bananas and they are commonly used for their sweet yet slightly tart taste. People also come for their banana balls, samosa, and wide array of kueh muih!
Address: 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-11, Singapore 150006
Crazy Nana is a banana-themed cafe founded by self-proclaimed folks who are “crazy over bananas”. The bananas mainly come from the owner’s own farm in Batu Pahat, as well as some of the other vegetables used in other dishes. Their speciality is the CrazyNana Signature, a goreng pisang creation served with a unique chilli padi and homemade kecap manis concoction. The result is a sweet, spicy and savoury snack that’s unlike anything you’ve ever had!
Address: 9 Raffles Pl, #B1-17, Singapore 048619
Opening Hours: 8 AM–5 PM Mon to Fri. Closed Sat & Sun
At Pisang Keju Batam SG, you get goreng pisang with an Indonesian twist. The usual banana fritters are jazzed up with condiments like condensed milk, chocolate sauce and shredded cheese! The bananas are sliced before they are coated in batter and deep fried, thus the goreng pisang here are different from the usual ones as they are more crispy and less sweet. They also serve a version that’s topped with kecap manis and chilli for a spicy twist!
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Drive 4, Stall 3, Singapore 519457
Opening Hours: 7 AM–4 PM daily
Mei Xiang Goreng Pisang was originally from Lau Pa Sat and is now situated at Changi Village Hawker Centre. The batter here is a house signature – it is thin, crispy, non-greasy, yet sufficiently strong without being fragile. The fried banana is small but plump, juicy, soft and creamy. Also worth trying are the fried sweet potato and taro!
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, #01-51, Singapore 500002
Opening Hours: 10:30 AM–8 PM Wed to Mon. Closed on Tues
A short walk from Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, this hawker stall at Albert Centre Food Centre can be easily identified by its straightforward “Goreng Pisang” signboard. The goreng pisang is their mainstay, with a crusty and thin batter. You can almost see the banana hidden underneath it, making it an appealing choice for those who dislike too much batter. Like many other goreng pisang stalls nowadays, you can also find other fried goodies such as sweet potato, green bean, tapioca, yam and even durian.
Address: 270 Queen St, #01-46, Singapore 180270
Opening Hours: 10 AM–4 PM daily
The Original Pisang Keju is a pasar malam and food events business. Serving up Indonesian-style goreng pisang, you can expect to find banana fritters with toppings like cheese, oreo and chocolate. They also do live stations, so if you ever want a goreng pisang station at your special event, you know who to call! Follow their Facebook page to know where you can catch them next.
Kee's Crispy Goreng Pisang at Golden Mile Food Centre serves goreng pisang in three different sizes. They are crispy on the outside, creamy and soft like butter on the inside. Besides fried bananas, you’ll also find fried sweet potato, yam, tapioca cake, enoki mushroom, nian gao as well as cempedak!
Address: 505 Beach Rd, #B1-36, Singapore 199583
Opening Hours: 11:30 AM–3:30 PM daily