The Dutch are famous for cheese and chocolate. The Indonesians are famous for deep-frying things and having delicious bananas. Do you think that there would be a way to reconcile these two tastes into a tasty colonial creation? Well, there is. We cannot vouch for this being a particularly healthy dessert, but it is damn good. The hardest part is rolling them up, but even if they don’t roll up well, it hardly matters. The saltiness of the cheese gives a good contrast to the sweetness of the banana and chocolate.
Oh yeah–Lumpia Pisang Cokelat means Deep-Fried Banana Cheese Chocolate Rolls.
10 lumpia skins
5 small bananas, cut into four-inch pieces
100 grams of shaved good quality Dutch dark chocolate
10 thick slices (2 inch by 1/2 inch by 4 inch) medium sharp Cheddar cheese (or try Edam if you’re adventurous)
oil for frying
This is easy. Put half a banana, some chocolate, and a hunk of cheese in the middle of a lumpia wrapper, and roll it up like an eggroll. Heat the oil to smoking, deep fry until golden brown. Drain and don’t burn yourself cramming it into your mouth as fast as possible.