This mineral and-nutrient-packed fruit can either enhance any dish or simply encourage creativity all on its own.
If your mind is struggling to look beyond the ubiquitous pisang goreng and the mind-numbing banana split, this mouth-watering list is about to fuel up your appetite.
1. Naughty Nuri’s Warung
Never denying that Naughty Nuri is a name that comes to mind when your belly begs for a bevy of porky goodness. Nevertheless, deep inside the extensive menu lies a combination that is worth saving some space for – bacon banana! As lip-smacking as it sounds, expect banana wrapped in bacon and popiah skin, deep-fried to golden perfection, then drizzled with strawberry sauce and accompanied by a serving of vanilla ice cream topped with passion fruit syrup. If you think the presentation and creativity have taken the cake, wait till it hits your palate.
2. Brown Pocket
The banana parfait at Brown Pocket is everything a health nut will love. It’s a simple yet delicious combination of sliced bananas, granola and muesli.
Not in the mood to play by the diet rules? Opt for the ‘Banana & Salt’– stacks of fluffy pancakes generously topped with fresh banana slices, walnuts, popcorn, ice cream (you can choose between vanilla and chocolate) and drizzled with a generous amount of salted caramel sauce. Done taking in the beauty of the presentation? Relish the fun interplay of taste and texture on your taste buds while admiring the Instagram-worthy interior.
3. Pie Harbour
Imagine a little pool of creamy banana filling encapsulated by a flaky on the outside and soft on the inside pie, crowned by a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and garnished with chocolate crumbles and slices of banana. That just about sums up the Banana Pie at Pie Harbour. Each trimmings conjure the ideal texture and taste to leave you coming back for more. Those with an affinity for ice creams, opt for extra scoops of other flavours too.
4. The Safe Room
The Safe Room proves that science and ice cream are a marriage made in heaven. You guessed it right; liquid nitrogen ice cream it is, and this attractively adorned cafe is widely known as the pioneers in Penang. Its home to numerous enticing flavours and one of the standouts got to be the Caramel Banana. Before sinking your teeth in, keep your eyes peeled at the preparation that involves all those lab vibes oozing gas and utensils. The banana ice cream is creamy, rich and perfectly complements the showers of caramel sauce and sliced bananas.