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My friend told me this shop sell best pie ... so here I am to check it out! When walking towards the door I am able to smell the buttery smell and by smelling makes me drooling haha... I bought a slice of banana pie and egg tart. generous banana slices can be seen and when you pie the crunchy pie with the soft banana makes perfect combination! Egg tart is smooth with soft buttery crust combination is good too. Love the egg tart more! Great for having tea break!
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My friend told me this shop sell best pie ... so here I am to check it out! When walking towards the door I am able to smell the buttery smell and by smelling makes me drooling haha...

I bought a slice of banana pie and egg tart. generous banana slices can be seen and when you pie the crunchy pie with the soft banana makes perfect combination!

Egg tart is smooth with soft buttery crust combination is good too. Love the egg tart more! Great for having tea break!
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We ordered the Chocolate tarts, cream horn, rum ball, peach pie and the all time favorite banana pie. Everything we tried was delightful and salivating.Chocolate tarts: The biscuit crust of the Chocolate tarts was very much different from the hard crust you can buy from any of the bakery shop. The biscuit crust here is relatively soft and the biscuit easily crumble with the slightest force. The Chocolate filling was rich and nice making you craving for more. Banana pie: Where to find the best
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We ordered the Chocolate tarts, cream horn, rum ball, peach pie and the all time favorite banana pie. Everything we tried was delightful and salivating.
Chocolate tarts: The biscuit crust of the Chocolate tarts was very much different from the hard crust you can buy from any of the bakery shop. The biscuit crust here is relatively soft and the biscuit easily crumble with the slightest force. The Chocolate filling was rich and nice making you craving for more.

Banana pie: Where to find the best Banana cake in Singapore? The answer is right here in Dona Manis. The Banana cake from the shop is touted as the best Banana pie in Singapore and so you can’t give it a miss! The slice of cake is filled with lovely sweet fragrant banana mixed with coconut shreds, encrusted with the buttery crust garnished with roasted almonds bits. The tinge of the sweetness from the banana married perfectly well with the shred coconut and the crunchy crust biscuit, created a heavenly flavour that was etched in your mind.......Read our full review at www.ieatandeat.com
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My brother bought these chocolate tarts home from this famous cake shop at Katong. Their banana pies are supposedly heavenly but were sold out on that day, so I didn't get to try them. The chocolate tarts taste really good when chilled, in bite size so you won't feel sick of it. The chocolate is very rich, and also not overly sweet. It costs around 70 cents or 80 cents per piece.
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My brother bought these chocolate tarts home from this famous cake shop at Katong. Their banana pies are supposedly heavenly but were sold out on that day, so I didn't get to try them. The chocolate tarts taste really good when chilled, in bite size so you won't feel sick of it. The chocolate is very rich, and also not overly sweet. It costs around 70 cents or 80 cents per piece.
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Having been a regular patron of this inconspicuous looking bakery for more than a decade, there is always a familiar nostalgic feeling when I revisit this quiet corner at the basement of Katong Shopping Centre. Strangely enough, this bakery famous for their freshly baked banana pies is always the first food place at the back of my head when I get asked 'What to eat at Katong area huh?'. It might take some finding around within the once illustrious shopping centre which had now transformed into p
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Having been a regular patron of this inconspicuous looking bakery for more than a decade, there is always a familiar nostalgic feeling when I revisit this quiet corner at the basement of Katong Shopping Centre. Strangely enough, this bakery famous for their freshly baked banana pies is always the first food place at the back of my head when I get asked 'What to eat at Katong area huh?'. It might take some finding around within the once illustrious shopping centre which had now transformed into pretty much a mall that houses at least 30-40 domestic worker agencies. The good thing is, once you smell that beautiful intoxicating aroma of buttery pastry baking in the oven, you know you have found gourmet heaven!

Banana Pie (S$2.20/slice; full pie of 10 slices for S$22/-)
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This wedge of banana pie tastes so good that it kept me coming back over the years. Topped with a generous layer of diced almonds, it added a good crisp crunchy texture to the bite. The pastry chef prided herself with the use of good quality butter and remarked that margarine was not fragrant enough to deliver the desired aroma. Baked to perfection with a golden brown crust, the pastry was flaky yet not excessively greasy. It simply crumbled in our mouths with a rich satisfying taste of butter. Sandwiched between the beautiful pastry was the 'to-die-for' banana fillings. The banana slices were evenly portioned and stacked uniformly across the entire pie and for those with a prissy palate would notice fresh shredded coconut and cream being added into the soft filling to enhance the flavours though these elements serve to complement rather than overwhelm.

The sweetness of the banana pie was natural and owed to the selective choice of only 'ang ba cheo' (red-flesh bananas) and 'pang cheo' (fragrant bananas). It was just nice and highly delectable by our standards and admittedly we are rather intolerant of overly sweet pastries or desserts. The particular choice of those small bananas typically have a rich and sweeter taste compared to their larger counterparts commonly found in supermarkets. Even for takeaway orders, I would highly recommend to try one promptly upon purchase where it usually would still be warm (at least for ours), where you get to savour the freshness of a freshly baked pie, 'Oh God, I need to feed myself another slice before I continue writing..'

The prices had gone up considerably over the years (I recall buying them for around S$1.50/slice) but then again so has inflation. Definitely a MUST-TRY.

Apple Pie (S$2.20/slice)
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There was also the peach pie apart from banana and apple, which came with sliced peaches on the top. Not quite a fan of peach desserts for some reason, I went for a wedge of the apple pie to reminisce the flavours. The lovely pastry crust was similar to that of the banana pie and while we enjoyed the mild natural sweetness owed from the apple fruit, it seemed a little too bland having just tried the flavoursome banana pie. The tastes of the cinnamon and raisin were subtle in bringing the flavours forward so overall while the pie tasted good, it was not bold enough in terms of the taste and flavour for us.

Baked scones (S$1.40/piece)
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Biting through the buttery moist raisin scones just gave a very homey feel. Being passionate bakers ourselves, it reminded us of those good days when we nailed all the elements and you fetched a beautiful tray of golden brown scones from the oven. These scones gave us that affable and cordial touch with a satisfying rich buttery oomph. They were the soft crumbly sort and quite honestly I wouldn't mind it daily to go along with my afternoon coffee craving fix!
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Label me a confectionery traditionalist, but I believe good pastry and bread should be prepared and baked with heart. It is this extra touch that spells all the difference even if you are using premium ingredients.
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This humble eatery has always struck me as a friendly-go-to hideout that has no need for elaborate commercialization but yet continues to strive with its regular stream of patrons. There is also a limited range of bread being offered, each individually packed for hygiene purposes and other wares such as the rum balls and curry puffs are also worthy tries. It is however the banana pie that had always been the winner for us. Being constantly living away from Singapore over the years, this is one of my few MUST-RETURN places whenever I am back home.
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I thought it might be easier for me to post a photo of the shopping centre where it is located at Basement 1 level for this is definitely not one of those hype places in the makan-radar of most foodies. Last but not least, do call to check if you intend to visit this rare gem near closing hours! Would be a real shame to visit and leave not having tried their banana pie!
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Date : 20121213Time of visit : 2pmWhat/Where : Dona Manis @ KatongWhat we had : Strawberry Shortcake, butter Bread, hotdog bread Average cost/pax : $5.40Ambience : Untidy and old school shopService : Friendly uncle and auntiePortion : soft and sweet strawberry cakes, fluffy buttery bread Location : Katong Shopping Centre very old and run down building, plenty of parking lots but small parking space. What's good in particular : Creamy Butter bread with oozing custard like butter filling What's b
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Date : 20121213
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What/Where : Dona Manis @ Katong
What we had : Strawberry Shortcake, butter Bread, hotdog bread
Average cost/pax : $5.40
Ambience : Untidy and old school shop
Service : Friendly uncle and auntie
Portion : soft and sweet strawberry cakes, fluffy buttery bread
Location : Katong Shopping Centre very old and run down building, plenty of parking lots but small parking space.
What's good in particular : Creamy Butter bread with oozing custard like butter filling
What's bad in particular : n/a

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This is an unpretentious bakery selling some old school pastries and cakes. The banana pie has been strongly recommended. It was sold out when i came over last time so i made a special effort to come early this time. The filling of this banana pie consists of coconut and banana then topped with almond flakes. This combination is a match made in heaven. It tasted simply delicious. I have got the Apple Pie and Peach Pie to try but the taste is less impressive.
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This is an unpretentious bakery selling some old school pastries and cakes. The banana pie has been strongly recommended. It was sold out when i came over last time so i made a special effort to come early this time. The filling of this banana pie consists of coconut and banana then topped with almond flakes. This combination is a match made in heaven. It tasted simply delicious. I have got the Apple Pie and Peach Pie to try but the taste is less impressive.
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This confectionary shop has my favourite marble cake. The butter flavour in it is very fragrant and nice. Glad that the version here is not too sweet which compared to the other cake shop is a better and healthier choice. The portion is quite generous and the price of it is quite affordable too. Sold out very fast as not much are bake daily. Serve with a cup of coffee even taste better.
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This confectionary shop has my favourite marble cake. The butter flavour in it is very fragrant and nice. Glad that the version here is not too sweet which compared to the other cake shop is a better and healthier choice. The portion is quite generous and the price of it is quite affordable too. Sold out very fast as not much are bake daily. Serve with a cup of coffee even taste better.
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Dona Manis Cake Shop sells really good cakes! Especially their banana pie! It has got almond nuts sprinkled generously on top with coconut and banana well baked inside. The pastry's is very flaky and has quite a crispy texture on the based of the cake. Very good. I was actually quite surprised that the unique combination of banana and coconut would provide this extraordinary pie with a whole new taste.
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Dona Manis Cake Shop sells really good cakes! Especially their banana pie! It has got almond nuts sprinkled generously on top with coconut and banana well baked inside. The pastry's is very flaky and has quite a crispy texture on the based of the cake. Very good. I was actually quite surprised that the unique combination of banana and coconut would provide this extraordinary pie with a whole new taste.
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The queue was extremely long when I passed by on a saturday morning. Most of the people are rushing to get the hot buns that were just out from the oven. I preferred their buns over their pie which was supposed to be quite famous. Two of which that I like most are the butter bun and the coconut bun. They have a rich buttery taste. Both of this buns will be out of stock by late noon, and those old customers will normally call to reserve. So be early!
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The queue was extremely long when I passed by on a saturday morning. Most of the people are rushing to get the hot buns that were just out from the oven. I preferred their buns over their pie which was supposed to be quite famous. Two of which that I like most are the butter bun and the coconut bun. They have a rich buttery taste. Both of this buns will be out of stock by late noon, and those old customers will normally call to reserve. So be early!
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This is an old school bakery, small yet unpretentious and it offers some homemade pies, cakes and pastries at fairly reasonable prices in a no frills environment. Other than pies, cakes and pastries, they are selling cookies and scones too. But i decided to go with the 3 types of pies: Peach, Apple and Banana. The Banana Pie is their best seller. The Banana pie topped with some almond nuts and the filling is made up of coconut and banana. The pasty has a nicely crisp texture, buttery, crumbly an
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This is an old school bakery, small yet unpretentious and it offers some homemade pies, cakes and pastries at fairly reasonable prices in a no frills environment.

Other than pies, cakes and pastries, they are selling cookies and scones too. But i decided to go with the 3 types of pies: Peach, Apple and Banana. The Banana Pie is their best seller. The Banana pie topped with some almond nuts and the filling is made up of coconut and banana. The pasty has a nicely crisp texture, buttery, crumbly and flaky. I did not expect the combination of coconut and banana can be this wonderful. The Apple Pie and Peach Pie were rather alright but Banana Pie is quite an unique creation and pretty outstanding in taste and texture.

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I was rather disappointed with the pie as I saw newspaper cuttings featuring the shop. The pie is not really fantastic but just average. However, I do like their scones. I happen to be there when the scones just come out of the oven and it was the aroma that attracted me. It seem that the butter roll was quite nice too as I saw an old lady order 1 big bags of butter roll, and that was the last batch for that day. I will definitely go back to try the butter roll but not the pie. Sorry no photo fo
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I was rather disappointed with the pie as I saw newspaper cuttings featuring the shop. The pie is not really fantastic but just average. However, I do like their scones. I happen to be there when the scones just come out of the oven and it was the aroma that attracted me. It seem that the butter roll was quite nice too as I saw an old lady order 1 big bags of butter roll, and that was the last batch for that day. I will definitely go back to try the butter roll but not the pie. Sorry no photo for the scones as I was really hungry.
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