|Dona Manis Cake Shop
Katong Shopping Centre, 865 Mountbatten Road #B1-93
Tel : 6440 7688. Closed on Sundays.
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Who knew banana pies could bring that warm memory to your heart?
I was never a fan of pastries. I didn’t enjoy the sweetness of the dessert and especially the crust where if I had to eat it, I would only finish the filling. While at Katong Shopping Centre, a strong aroma eluded the entire basement level. It was those fragrances that once you smell it, you know you want it. It was a pleasant surprise that it was actually the baking of Fresh Banana Pies in the oven of Dona Manis Cake Shop.
It was temptation without words and the fact that there were people buying boxes of the pies led me to tell myself that I must buy a slice.
My first bite – a sudden tug at my heart. The delicate sweetness of the banana and the gritty coconut dusted crust contrasted each other.
Sadly, the shopping centre is already old. And I do not know how long it can last for. It does not seem like this homely tradition will carry on, once the leaves of time fade away.
Price per slice of Banana Pie : $2.00
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