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Introduction
Banana Tree is a dessert shop that originated from Seoul, Korea and specializes in Bingsu. continue reading
Other Info
Takes Reservations
Restaurant Website
http://www.facebook.com/bananatreesg
Signature Dishes
Banana Tree’s Pot BingSoo Bingsu
Review (2)
Level4 2015-05-28
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Originating from Korea, this dessert boutique cafe has opened its door along Keong Saik Road attracting all the local korean fans. Cafe is deck in 3 main coats of color – white, yellow and brown, bringing out a clean, neat yet quirky ambiance within. The dining area is well spaced-out but not lacking in any cosiness. We are pretty lucky having not to queue for long hours before we can get hold of these bingsu and pretty potted desserts.What makes Banana Tree stand out from the rest is definitely the cutesy presentation of their desserts and drinks. For one, their Iced Chocolate Som Som Latte ($7) is topped with white fluffy and sweet candy floss. And frankly speaking, i like their candy floss better than the latte itself. I find the Chocolate Som Som Latte somewhat a little too thin in flavor, lacking the richness and milkiness i was expecting.Flower Baap ($6.50), flower pot pudding made with finest ingredients. We went for their Banana version. Smooth handmade cream with mash of banana topped with oreo bits. Quite interesting burst of flavor, something different from the usuals. Simple yet delightful pot of dessert.The last dessert we tried was this huge Pot BingSoo ($12.50). The base is made up of fine shaved ice with sweet red beans cooked to the right consistency, neither too hard, nor too soft accompanied with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Definitely feeling shiok eating this on a sunny hot day! & in my opinion, this pot is good for sharing for a group of 4 and more, as the 2 of us gotten a little bored in finishing it!Generally, the cafe has the potential in attracting the crowds due to the pretty plating of desserts & drinks and the use of cute little utensils, like the mini spade spoon! & also the very fact that it comes from korea! Flavor and quality wise is definitely decent and comparable to most other places selling similar items.https://poohlovesfood.wordpress.com/2015/05/28/banana-tree/ for the full review with pics. continue reading
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Full Banana Tree (Cafe) review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2015/05/banana-tree-cafe.htmlA popular franchise from South Korea, Banana Tree (Cafe) is known for their garden and banana themed decor, pretty presentation of traditional South Korean desserts, and clean, inviting, cheery atmosphere. Opening their 1st outlet in Singapore, along Keong Saik Road within the Outram Park area, in April 2015, Banana Tree (Cafe) immediately drew crowds eager to check out their fabulous desserts.Ambience at Banana Tree (Cafe) is garden themed. The interior is so pretty and photogenic, with small corners filled with trinkets or pictures, making for great pictures. Clean white walls, solid wooden furniture, cozy and inviting atmosphere, with touches that reference gardens and the banana fruit. However, this 'beautification' comes at the cost of seating space, which is not fully maximised, and thus, only limited seats are available. Queues tend to form at Banana Tree (Cafe), with waiting time up to 20 minutes, and you'll be standing while waiting at the cramped, crowded entrance.Service at Banana Tree (Cafe) is partially self-service, where you order and make payment over the counter, but orders will be served to your table. Staff are pretty friendly and cheery (as befits the bright, welcoming atmosphere), and knowledgeable enough to describe the ingredients in each dessert / beverage. They also clear empty / dirty tables efficiently, and then quickly seat the people who were waiting in the queue. As a bonus, the Korean owners are also easy on the eye! However, I do wish they could put some thought into a structured queue system, or at least make guests comfortable while waiting, as it was an unpleasant experience.Food at Banana Tree (Cafe) is focused on Korean desserts, presented in a novel, modern way. There is no main course whatsoever on the menu, so Banana Tree (Cafe) is a pure desserts cafe. Their take on popular Korean desserts is refeshing, and pretty well done, plating them in garden themed arrangements, great for photography. Taste is good, true to their Korean origins, and portions are mostly designed either for individuals, or for communal sharing of 4 or more people. Prices at typical of most affordable desserts places, budget about SGD $8 per person for a dessert here.The Flower Paap Pudding Banana (SGD $6.50) is said to be inspired by a flower cupcake creation from Magnolia Bakery in New York, United States Of America. Luscious, light home made cream that is made fresh daily, layered in a small flower pot, on top of a soft sponge cake base, alternating with slices of fresh, sweet banana. Topped with a layer of oreo cookie crumbs resembling soil, candy rock pebbles, and a fake flower inserted into a straw, this heavenly dessert is creamy yet light, not too sweet, and simply a joy to eat. Divine, highly recommended! continue reading
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