Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Banapple a Day...

My first taste of Banapple was during a recent birthday dinner with Paul's family. His mom gave me a box of Banapple's signature Banoffee Pie and I just have to say it was love at first bite.

Not long after, we ended up having lunch there after running a couple of errands. It was a Sunday and we were surprised to see the place PACKED! It was brimming with families, couples and young students from nearby universities. What I don't get is that, once again, it was a weekend and school has not officially started yet.

Luckily, we were able to get a table right away and we were given laminated menus to choose our orders from. Paul's mom mentioned that she liked the Baked Creamy Cheezy Penne (P155). She told me it was delicious and the noodles were al dente. While I still managed to browsed through the menu, my mind was already on the Cheezy Penne and so this was my choice as we reached the counter to place our orders.

Paul chose the Migs Gallabergher (Php. 160). One point for the creative name unfortunately Paul found it lacking in flavor as the barbecue sauce was really overpowering and he could not taste any else other than that. The potato chips that accompanied the burger was pretty disappointing too. We were debating whether it was Piattos or another potato chip brand found in the supermarket.

Back to my Baked Creamy Cheezy Penne, I loved the mix of red and white sauce plus bits of Hungarian sausage that made this dish extra meaty. The serving size was very generous that I shared it with Paul and his siblings and there were still some left! What I didn't liked though was the pesto bread which could use more garlic and butter to have that much-needed zing.

Banapple is located at 225 & 206 Katipunan Ave, Blue Ridge, Quezon City. They also have a branch at the 2nd level of Il Terrazzo, Tomas Morato, Quezon City. You may contact them at 439-2675, 438-2675, 413-2675.


  1. I haven't tried their meals but I soooo loved the Banoffee Pie and Honeylovin' Crunch Cake. Although I've been here once palang, I'm definitely coming back though it's a bit far from our place :(

  2. i LOVE bannaple! The cakes are to die for. :) Just don't get the muffins, they're really dry. :(

  3. Grabe I totally love their Banoffee Pie. It is my absolute favorite cake na talaga.

  4. Love Banapple too, it's one of my comfort foods. And the Cheesy Penne is also my staple order. The only problem when eating here is how I'm gonna finish the dish, servings are big and I always end up taking out my remaining order.

  5. @Catherine: yah, I agree. The muffins are dry-- I tried their blueberry oatmeal muffin during my 1st visit.

    I was able to drop by last Friday for the 2nd time.. Of course, I got a slice of Banoffee Pie and tried the Myster-Reese’s Wicked Pie. I had it for breakfast today & instantly fell in love with it since I’m such a peanut butter addict. The filling has a rich peanut butter flavor on choco graham crust topped with bits of Reese’s peanut butter cups! Hope they can just lessen the whipped cream coz I scrape everything off before I can start eating the pie.. :p

    I hope they’d soon have a Makati or The Fort branch so it’s more accessible. :) I wanna go back to try more cakes/ loaves (saw their Banana- Apple and Glazed Almond Carrot loaves) and the meals also.

  6. aside from their dessert, im actually excited to have breakfast there! paul's brother ordered the tapa and it looked mouthwatering!! *Drool* :)

  7. They have a branch now in Makati at Ayala Triangle Gardens (Ayala Avenue, Paseo de Roxas and Makati Avenue)


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