Es Pisang Ijo – yang mana yang paling enak?

Indonesia is a land of culinary surprises many of which are completely missed even by hardened backpackers trekking over some of the 17,000 islands. One of these fantastic culinary surprises is a dessert called es pisang ijo.

Es pisang ijo

Es pisang ijo

What is es pisang ijo?

Es pisang ijo literally translates as green banana ice and really, it’s pretty much spot on. This dessert dish is simply a cup filled with ice, pink sugar syrup, nuts, chocolate sprinkles, jelly pieces, bubur (sweet rice porridge stuff) and banana wrapped in a green pancake made from rice flour.

All this stuff is essentially dumped in together to form a sweet soup which is really refreshing when faced with the Indonesian heat of the day.

Es pisang ijo in a cup

Es pisang ijo in a cup

Where to get es pisang ijo

Es pisang ijo is generally available from small street carts, but it is not commonly found around the place. You will have to look very hard indeed to find this dessert, but when you do find it, grab a cup! There is also a chain of these carts called “Justmine” and searching on foursquare might unearth one near you!

Es pisang ijo in a bowl

Es pisang ijo in a bowl

Es pisang ijo price

Es pisang ijo can vary in price, but you can usually find it for around the 6,000 rupiah mark.

Have you tried es pisang ijo? What’s your favourite part of es pisang ijo? The jelly or banana?

One option to try is Pisang Ijo Amanda!

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About Adam

Adam is one half of the Pergi Dulu couple. Originally from Australia, Adam left his corporate career in 2009 and has been travelling and backpacking since. He spent one year living in Indonesia in 2011 & 2012 where he met the other half of Pergi Dulu, Susan. Follow on twitter and Facebook!

6 thoughts on “Es Pisang Ijo – yang mana yang paling enak?

    • @Aggy – it’s often really difficult to try new desserts in Indonesia for bule. Lucky We are a mixed bule/Indonesian couple do we can try the best of both worlds.

  1. Hei,adam, if you dont mind, please visit and try my “pisang ijo manda” booth, in front of STKS / Jayakarta Hotel, Dago atas number 414, Bandung.
    Maybe a bit different as usually you try, because we serve an original version of makassar style, without jelly :D
    Mention me @pisangijoAmanda
    if you please to visit us..

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