Along the roads of Laos, the sun beats down on foodstuff laid out to dry. Bananas are a common sight, peeled and regimented in tidy rows on flat bamboo baskets. The sunning process is not to shrivel them into dried fruit or banana chips. Instead it hardens their outsides, taking out any surface moisture and stickyness.
This makes them easy to manoeuvre around the barbeque. These babies are transformed into fruity sausages full of mushy hot banana goo just gunning to burn the roof of the mouth of anyone who's willing. Bite through that attractive browned outer layer at your own peril.