Technically a berry, bananas are one of the most popular fruits in the world. As Malaysians, we are also very familiar with it and even use other parts of the banana plant in our food. Bananas are available all-year round and so very versatile – eat it straight, slice some onto your cereal, baked into banana bread – it can be eaten in all forms!
It even has its own day. For all the banana lovers out there, don’t forget to celebrate National Banana Lovers Day on 27th August every year. But you don’t have to wait that long to enjoy this delicious fruit – here are 8 places where you can find banana-inspired food and desserts in Klang Valley today!
With one review saying that it feels like ice-cream but better – you know this is the real deal. Chomski specializes in banana pudding, a dessert that typically consists of layers of vanilla custard, cookies, fresh banana slices and then topped with whipped cream or meringue. Named after the owner’s late cat as a tribute to him, Chomski started because the owner could not find satisfactory banana puddings here. Finally, she took matters into her own hands, and we are glad she did! With three flavors currently on the menu – The Original Gang, The Nutella Academy and Biscoff Pilgrim vs. The Swirl – you will not be disappointed whichever you choose. And good news to all banana pudding enthusiasts – look out for new flavors coming soon!
2. Wanna Banana
Another place to find delicious New York inspired banana pudding, Wanna Banana sells their banana puddings in two flavours – Classic and Biscoff. They also recently released a party box version containing 12 mini tubs of 4 different flavours – Classic, Biscoff, Banana Split and Banofee Pie – perfect for sharing with friends and family. Crafted with love and the finest ingredients, they also only use local bananas in their creations. Get yours today with delivery or pick-up which is available from their cloud kitchen at TTDI.
Tagged as the 1st banana cake specialist in Malaysia, Wownana aims to prove that vegan baking is better, delicious, and sustainable! If you are looking for vegan and halal banana cake, you are in the right place. Not only that, but you also get to choose from a variety of flavours such as double chocolate, mix berries and matcha. Of course, there is their signature banana loaf cake if you don’t know which flavour to choose. You can also get their mix flavours set to try all their flavours in one box. Feeling adventurous? Get their eggless banana cake premix to bake your own!
4. Sweet Baenana
More banana cake? Of course! Based in Sri Gombak, get the banana cake of your dreams from Sweet Baenana or send some to your family or friends to let them know they are in your thoughts. I can personally attest that sending and receiving food to people is a love language by itself. Freshly baked upon order without using any artificial ingredients, all you have to do is drop them a WhatsApp text to order their moist and fluffy Banana Cadbury Cake.
5. Banana Luxe
Luxury in the form of banana cakes – who can say no to that? Handmade and freshly baked upon order by Chef Qif – they will not be held responsible for your craving. You have been warned! Jokes aside, I must say that the recent addition of a mini version of their banana cakes was a good move. Only RM12 for the same delightful taste, it’s suitable for those of us who are flying solo or watching our desserts intake. Your only decision is to choose between original or chocolate flavour.
6. Banana Pop
We already know that bananas taste good no matter how it’s cooked or made into food, but this must be one of the best ways to eat bananas. Essentially a banana spring roll where bananas are wrapped in spring roll wrappers and then deep fried, it is crunchy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside. It seems that Malaysians have found a way to upgrade this delicious treat by adding various types of toppings such as chocolate, cheese, sprinkles, Oreo, etc. At Banana Pop, you will be spoiled for choices in terms of toppings. Which is why it’s a great thing that you can order various flavours within one box via the Family Pack or Party Pack!
Based in Puchong, MyRopis is another place to get your hands on scrumptious banana rolls. Their banana rolls would make for a wonderful addition to your teatime or even as an after-meal dessert. Hot tip: you can totally consider getting a box of these instead of the usual chocolates for your loved one (in the event that they may be upset with you 🙄). With even more toppings options such as cornflakes, marshmallows, and nuts, you won’t go wrong with whichever you choose. Just drop them a WhatsApp text via the link on their Instagram bio!
8. Banana Dibs
A crowd favourite wherever you go in Malaysia, banana fritters never disappoint and honestly, I don’t know anyone who would say no to them. At Banana Dibs, they make sure you can’t say no. How could you when it’s banana fritters covered in a generous helping of cheese sauce and grated cheese? Not only that, but they’ve also got different flavours to add on top. Some of the more interesting ones are caramel, butterscotch, and blueberry. They’ve even got it in popcorn size for easy snacking. I’m definitely calling dibs on this one!
By the way, have you heard of this bun called an oubao? You might want to give them a try and here are where you can find them!