Monday, October 6, 2014

Banana Catsup

Finally I got hold of this after reading about it in Phong Hong's post.

Banana Ketchup

My friend from Philippines confirmed that this is the real deal.

Let's take a closer look at the ingredients. I am told that this can be bought from shops in Kota Raya.

It looks like normal tomato ketchup but the taste is a bit different due to the spices used. I can taste the spices in it but I can not identify the exact spices. No taste of banana at all. I will use it as a tomato ketchup substitute.

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  1. Never seen that here. Nice packaging!

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    1. Only shops that specialise in goods from Philippines have this.

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  2. Ahhh, I thought of Phong Hong too when I see your title.. Oohh so it taste slightly different from the normal tomato sauce and no banana taste.. Ok la, can use it as tomato sauce like you said.. The packaging looks very nice and striking too..

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    1. Ah, you remember Phong Hong's post.

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  3. I thought the name looked familiar, seems like I saw it before in PH's blog too. The only thing real according to the ingredients is banana, yet there is no taste of banana at all... hmm...

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    1. It is created in Philippines as a substitute to tomato ketchup when there was a tomato ketchup shortage during World War II according to wiki.

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  4. Hmm, how come they will want mimic tomato with bananas? Too much supply in Philippines?

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    1. There was a tomato ketchup shortage during World War II according to wiki.

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  5. hmmmm, something interesting, haha!! i was wondering what banana catsup is.. ketchup with bananas in it?? but there is no tomato used at all, only banana and spices and coloring and flavors.. anyway, i actually like the packaging, this type of resealable bag is surely easy to squeeze the banana catsup till the last drop.. and the nozzle by the side and no on top, is also more convenient huh?? clever design :)

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    1. Yes, this packaging is a clever design with very striking colour too.

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  6. Err, I find this thing weird....made of bananas but it's red in colour and tastes like spices? I don't think I would eat it haha...

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    1. It actually tastes quite nice. It is created in Philippines as a substitute to tomato ketchup when there was a tomato ketchup shortage during World War II according to wiki.

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  7. Oh, you managed to get it! I used to go to Kota Raya during my student days but not anymore.

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    1. I also seldom go to Kota Raya now. My friend from Philippines bought it for me.

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  8. Oh, first time I see this... I am very backdated.. or perhaps I never cook much at home so I never go survey that section.. at least now I know there is one ketchup like this sold...

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    1. Not sold in normal supeemarket. Only found in philippines stores.

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