Es Pisang Ijo – yang mana yang paling enak?

By June 12, 2012 Food 6 Comments

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! http://www.pisangijo-amanda.com

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6 Comments

  • Radi says:

    congrats on the wedding.. :)

  • Aggy says:

    Hmm…I wish I had one of those right now. Lovely post, not a lot of people covers the yummy desserts from our country!

    • Adam says:

      @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.

  • Manda says:

    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..

  • Hippo says:

    Try Makassar, the origin city where Pisang Ijo came from :)

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