Chocolate and cheese together for snack? I think lots people love to snack.  During my university’s time in Bogor, I used to snack around midnight. I went to bed very late due to the paper-works and snacked more than ever. As my foodie’s friend, Rurie said, there are always 24/7 food street vendors in Indonesia. Never get worried to starve in the middle of the might. I often went to warkop (coffee street vendors) or warung tenda (food street vendors with tends) to buy Pisang Bakar Coklat Keju. I hopped in an angkot (public mini transportation which is numerous in Bogor) to go to Padjajaran boulevard to get this yummy snack. Along with this pisang bakar, I had a cup of cappuccino, kopi susu (milk coffee, surely it’s with condensed milk) or wedang jahe (Indonesian ginger tea).
Well, making this snack isn’t that hard. Easy peasy recipe! In this case, I applied unsalted butter instead of margarine that is used by the Indonesians to grill/bbq the bananas/plantains.

Despite the Western taste-buds are not used to this weird combination, I know two Canadians who fell in love with this snack.  One is my husband, another one is a lady who owns the house that I stayed when I was in Boissevain.

I participated this post for this month’s Masbar with the theme Panganan Kaki Lima (Food ala Street Vendor).

Pisang Bakar Coklat Keju

saba bananas/plantains (Indonesian: pisang kepok/ pisang raja/tanduk)
white mild cheddar cheese
chocolate sprinkle “ceres” brand
sweetened condensed milk
unsalted butter

Pisang Bakar Coklat Keju

1. Brush butter on bananas. Grill/bbq on charcoal is better or on stove with a grill pan until golden brown.
2. Plate the cooked bananas on a plate. Grate cheese and sprinkle chocolate over.  Swirl the sweetened condensed milk on.


  1. Pepy,

    This is an all time fave of mine whenever I visited my grandmother. The grilled banana peddler would come to our terrace and grill them on her portable "hibachi"

    As for the snack in Bogor… I miss colenak.

  2. What an intresting recipe… cheese and chocolate with plantains? I would never think of that but it can taste gooood.

  3. Thank you for finally revealing the mystery of why there’s only one kind of cheese out there in the supermarket aisles. It’s called mild cheddar cheese–like oh, my, gowrd!!!!

    I kept telling my friends that I can’t differ cheeses because I only grew up with one kind and did not even know the name.


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