Hailed from Seoul, Korea.
Originally from South Korea, Banana Tree has arrived in Singapore! The Korean brand, which has three stores over in Seoul, was brought over locally by a Korean owner, who’s as pretty as the desserts in store. Banana Tree SG offers the similar desserts & creations from its Korean counterpart, such as potted puddings & Bing-su.
Interior of Banana Tree SG.
More seats up a short flight of steps. Great skylight.
Yellow shelves with cute little decor.
The first thing most people who wonder is – “Banana Tree? Are there any bananas or banana trees then?”. Well in actual fact, the whole cafe is designed with some related to bananas. (IE: Colour.) The entire cafe uses a mixture of clean white & dirty yellow, adding in some cute lil’ knick knacks all around for decor. The skylight at the back provides fantastic Sunlight and coupled with the pretty decor, it’s a photographer/Instagrammer’s Heaven for phototaking.
Menu of Banana Tree SG.
Clipboard menu of Banana Tree SG.
Apart from the decor, the desserts & coffee that they offer here at Banana Tree SG are gorgeous themselves. One of their signatures is their “Flower Paap”, a flower pot pudding. You’ll also be able to find the usual Korean Bing-su here, which is also created to resemble a flower pot. It’s all so pretty, you can’t help but spam photos & upload them on social media.
Prices here are fairly average, with their desserts going for around $6.50 to $12.50. No GST or service fees here either, so you won’t feel like you’re breaking the bank.
Matcha Som Som Latte ($7)
One of the most eye-catching lattes you’ll ever find is Banana Tree SG’s Som Som Latte. There are five different flavours available, three without espresso.
The signature key to these lattes? The cotton candy on top! You’ve probably seen this everywhere by now. (Instagram, Instagram, Instagram) It’s sort of a small detail, but I adored the inclusion of a small fork for the cotton candy, which makes things cleaner. I’ve always felt that adding cotton candy to dessert becomes more of a hassle, but the one here works for the latte. You can either choose to eat the cotton candy directly, or shoved it into your drink to drown it in your latte. (Whoops, too gruesome?)
Banana Som Som Latte ($7)
Banana Flower Paap ($6.50)
My friend pretty much went bananas & ordered both the banana latte & the banana pudding. She really loved the taste of both desserts & was happily smiling after devouring both. Satisfaction.
Banana Flower Paap ($6.50)
The flower pot puddings here are actually handcrafted with the finest ingredients everyday. I tried some of it & it was definitely good. You can even take it home with you for takeaway! (Additional $1)
Espresso Flower Paap ($6.50)
The Flower Paap comes in three flavours – Banana, Espresso & Strawberry. The pudding seems to be a mixture of fresh cream, crushed oreos & a variation of fruit and/or chocolate. The little “shovel” spoons were a fantastic touch.
Oreo Bomb ($12)
Once my friend saw this on Instagram, she was sold & decided to order it immediately. The dessert seems to be consisted of crushed oreos on a heated pan with a scoop of ice-cream on top. She thought it was pretty good, you can’t go wrong with Oreos.
Of course, I do feel that it’s sorta too simplistic for the price, and you can basically do it at home by yourself. Love the presentation though.
Pot Bing-su ($12.50)
Now this. This was pretty much Banana Tree SG’s Pièce De Résistance. The pot of Bing-su was humongous that it caught the eye of every other customer around. One of them even asked “What’s that? It’s huge!”
The Bing-su is filled with red beans, shaved ice, coconut milk (or condensed milk) & a scoop of ice-cream. The entire dessert was simply ah-mah-zing. I was afraid that there would be lack of taste from the contrast of shaved ice & toppings, but I was proven wrong. It was really delicious & really huge, not to mention the huge wooden shovel included. All of my friends were in awe when they saw this, including myself. I did felt that the shaved iced could be slightly finer (Like Chick and Ken’s) but nonetheless, highly recommended.
(Disclaimer: Unlike what one of my friend thinks, the flower is not edible.)
Lime Mojito ($7.50)
Sue me for being greedy, but after all the desserts, I decided to give their mojitos a try. They are non-alcoholic, so don’t worry. It was really refreshing & tasted pretty fantastic.
(Nonsensical Note: My friends really liked the sticker on the jar.)
(If you don’t get it. Too bad.)
Worth A Visit/Revisit?
The desserts from Banana Tree SG are all quite fantastic. The attractive decor & design of the place, coupled with the aesthetics of the desserts make the place one to lookout for & one to visit. It’s a great place for Korean desserts & a superb addition to the cafes along Keong Saik. I do recommend a visit but do remember to bring your cameras!
BANANA TREE SG
26 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089133
(Nearest train station: Outram)
Tue – Sat: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm