Cuisine : Desserts
Catphobia-Friendly? : Yes
Being food bloggers, we're always excited when it comes to new food trends! And here's something we've been wanting to sink our teeth into: Pisang Goreng Cheese!
This box of cheese-topped fried bananas, however, only arrived at our table close to an hour after we'd ordered. Needless to say, that gave ample time for our initial excitement to dissipate into full-on annoyance.
So basically, the stall (located behind Giant i-City, Shah Alam) is attached to the Lawangsari restaurant, and you can choose whether to enjoy them piping hot at the restaurant or to take them home in their custom boxes.
Crowd favourite seems to be the Original (RM6) and Chocolate (RM7), so we opted for these. After about half an hour of waiting for our desserts (there were only about 2 other customers at the time), we'd asked them why they were taking so long. Only then we were informed that they didn't have batter to fry the bananas! How preposterous, given the fact that we'd arrived at the stall when they had just opened for the day =/
Since we were already there anyway, we decided to wait another 15 minutes for the elusive bananas.
No, they were not worth the wait.
We've been told their batter is quite unique, but really, it's quite ordinary. Plus, the banana fritters are extremely oily! Topped with brown sugar and cheese, it made the whole thing so unnecessarily cloying.
The Chocolate was no better. The oiliness of the bananas was made even worse with the saccharine sweet chocolate sauce. Also, we feel the chocolate does not complement the salty cheese very well, so it was a rather odd combination.
Well, that's our thoughts anyway. Could it be that we went on a bad day? Guess we'd never know, as we don't intend on returning anytime soon.
Pisang Cheese Jakarta
Jalan Plumbum X7/X
40000 Shah Alam
(look for Restoran Lawangsari, right behind Giant)
4.30 p.m. - 12.30 a.m.
Roadside parking bays available.