Chillin’ @ Banana Berry

After a soothing massage at Urban Zen Spa, me and Rhea went on looking for a place to eat dinner. After a few meters walk through F.Torres st., we stumbled upon a cute-looking logo of a certain food establishment -The Banana Berry. The place was not air-conditioned yet you can still have a good time relaxing in the shop’s cozy atmosphere. What’s more is that the shop is open 24/7 (as seen on the photo below – it says 24/7 chill-out house) :).

Without further ado, we checked out their menu which was already visible on their counter (at the top), though they also have their small menu (that is, if you do not want to raise your head up high) :). It’s more of a sweets shop actually. It has a wide variety of cold and hot beverages, fruit and creamy milk blends, yogurts, and unique presentation of pastries (you’ll understand later on) :). Aside from their sweets specialties, they also serve rice meals courtesy of Krua Thai and also some liquors (as you can see, there’s a margarita blend on the menu) :). However, liquors in the shop are served until 2 o’clock in the morning only (liquor ban, duh!).

Okay, so I mentioned earlier that the shop has a unique presentation of pastries. It’s mainly because that was the first time I have seen and heard of those foods. But before that, we had our rice meals first. We tried their crispy squid and chicken pandan both in garlic rice meals. After which, we tried out their oreo fried cake and crispy mango sticks. The fried cake was actually made of crepe which covered the oreo cookies and was deep-fried for a few seconds I guess (just about time for the oreo cookies to soften). For its presentation, the cookies were placed at the edge of the plate (making it look like a flower) then topped with a vanilla ice cream. Yum! yum! 🙂

I tell you, it’s really good! ^^

The next dessert was the crispy mango sticks. While waiting for it, we were a bit curious, like we were thinking over and over how would they make the fresh mango be crispy (same as well with the fried cake, how are they going to fry the cake…?). Anyways, when we saw the food, we just said to ourselves “ah, kaya pala crispy, ginawa palang lumpia“. hehehe..

Moving on, when I had a bite of the mango stick, I felt something was not right. “AiBakit ganito? Parang saging, akala ko ba mangga to“. Though there was a hint of mango, the strong taste of the banana prevailed. And that’s when we realized that it was really a steamed banana stick covered with a lumpia wrapper, deep fried again and topped with a mango sauce. Nevertheless, it was still a delicious sweet. 🙂

Of course, we didn’t forgot to try their drinks. Rhea tried out their Apple Milk Tea…

I didn’t order any though.. just a plain water for me that time because I was sick then.. 😦

Maybe next time, I will be able to try out their drinks. I can’t wait to try out their creamy milk blends! 🙂

Photo (first photo) credits from foursquare. Domo! 🙂
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