Posts Tagged ‘banana’

Not our usual day for the Asian market, but who’s gonna stop us?  Huh?  No one?  Didn’t think so.

Today,  we were trying to shop on the cheap (because, you know, we’re cheap), and picked a lot of what we got because it was on sale.  It all fit with our, “try something new” thing, and it was all pretty durn tasty.

It went a little like this.

And for “speed review” of all the items shown here:

Banana mini muffins – Swiped from another site, modified a bit to suit my whims.


1 cup demerara sugar
1/2 cup margarine, at room temp
3 very ripe bananas, mashed well
1 cup bread flour
1 cup unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup plain soy milk, mixed with 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray your mini-muffin pan with cooking spray.  Or a muffin-top pan, which I also used.  Or I suppose you can use a bread pan, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and spices.

Cream together the margarine and sugars. Add bananas, soy milk and vanilla.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Mix well. Pour batter into pan. Bake for…a while.  I wasn’t really paying attention.


on October 6, 2010 in Product Review | No Comments »

We made a trip to Sunrise today, in search of oyster sauce and fresh garlic.  And treats.

I like to get something we’ve never tried before when we go to Sunrise (or Uwajimaya, or any of the Mexican markets, or any other food place that I don’t got to often).  Today there were two things new:

Banana Puffs. Wow – so weird to eat. Even knowing that they are banana flavored, my mind couldn’t connect the puffs with anything other than salty “cheese”, so it was just…odd. But tasty – I have a sick love for fake-banana flavor. Oh wait! The ingredients actually show Banana Powder! Amazing. I need to get more of these.
Nong Shim Banana Puffs

These were the candy choice. I had no idea what they were when I got them, I just thought the shape was cute and the ingredients didn’t look too bad. Turns out they taste kind of like a cross between Milkita and Ricola. And they are surprisingly good.

So, the moral of the story is: Don’t be afraid to try something new, even if you can’t figure out what the heck it is. I mean, within reason and all.