Anyoung Haseyo! The arrival of this café has excited Korean pop culture lovers, café hoppers and food instagrammers, because it is THE Banana Tree café.
The South Korean café chain is popular for its banana theme decorations, yellow and white clean look, and pretty potted plant desserts.
Cute, beautiful, gorgeous… we are not just talking about the décor and offerings of the café itself (The Korean owner who brought the brand to Singapore might melt some hearts, and I hear she is taken already… so guys… )
Moving on, the signature desserts available included the Flower Paap ($6.50) – pudding in a flower pot, Oreo Bomb ($12), Pot BingSu ($12.50) and Som Som latte with candy floss toppings ($6.50).
The banana pudding was inspired by New York’s Magnolia Bakery, where pudding with freshly-made cream would be placed at the bottom of the pot, covered with Oreo ‘soil’, planted with a silk flower supported by a straw stem.
The flowers reminded me of those we bought for $2 each at Daiso. But nevermind. Remove them before taking your spade spoon to dig into pleasure, soft and not overly sweet.
We can imagine super many OOTD shots of girls in floral dress posing with the Iced Som Som ($7.00).
I am a man who likes cotton candy (at times). I obviously like coffee. But I can’t quite get the both of them together.
Banana Tree’s Pot BingSoo ($12.50) would rank somewhere in the middle for Korean bingsu in Singapore. Also coming in a flower pot with Häagen-Dazs ice cream, we loved the sweet red bean, but thought that the iced shavings could be smoother. More ingredients such as nuts to add crunch would be good too, because the pot tasted boring a quarter way through.
The Oreo Bomb ($12) is a simple ingenious combination of oreo and ice cream in a hot pan, and may inspire some to recreate this at home (rather than spend 12 bucks).
There were so many corners in this café that we liked, with natural light casing down with the open top ceiling.
I wonder how. I wonder why. Yesterday you told me ’bout the blue blue sky. And all that I can see is just a yellow… boxer undies. We were just amused we saw people airing their laundry as we looked up.
In any case, I am just going to park myself under this Banana Tree a little longer.
Banana Tree Singapore
26 Keong Saik Road Singapore 089133
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Tues-Sat), 12pm – 7pm (Sun), Closed Mon