Banana Ketchup Has a Place on the Filipino Table

Sarahlynn Pablo

Depending on how you grew up, ketchup traditions run deep. Maybe your parents drowned their scrambled eggs in the stuff, or opted to keep the condiment confined to French fries. And if you’re from Chicago, you better believe that bottle never came anywhere near a hot dog.

But if you grew up in the Philippines, there was no question that a sauce with a similar name would be present with every meal. Fiery red banana...