Sunday, July 17, 2011

Banapple Greenhills is now open!

I've been waiting for this for a long time now. And here it is. Banapple is now in Greenhills! Located at Northeast Square along Connecticut St., Banapple is one of several new restos near Northeast and East Greenhills.

Like its siblings in the Katipunan area, Banapple retains its bright, sunshine-y, orange-y look in its Greenhills branch. The orange ceiling lamps, the candy-striped wallpaper, and the homey ambience of children's books in recessed walls give diners that warm feeling. Kids would love to linger here as they can while away time reading through the books on tables with a surface made of colorful pebbles in different designs.

The Greenhills branch also has the usual fare of breads and dessert.

When we were invited to try out their food fare, they did not have their new menu yet but just a heads-up for you all to ask for their new food items next time you visit.

This is what we tried the day we visited.

I began with a cup of their Cafe Latte. Normally I would go for a stronger cup but this was already my second coffee serving for the day so I opted for the lighter coffee variant.

Cafe Latte (PhP 85)

Noemi and I, being health-conscious, then ordered salads next.

Insalata Rustico (PhP 135)
We started with a healthy salad, Insalata Rustico -- fresh mixed greens with piquant black olives, sliced tomatoes, grated parmesan cheese, and toasted almond slivers. The salad is drizzled with a garlic dressing.

Asian Sunshine Salad (PhP 140)

And yet another salad, Asian Sunshine salad -- greens, cucumber sticks and crabsticks, topped with sweet mandarin oranges and crisp wonton skins. A honey-sesame oil dressing completes the salad.

Next came the meats and fish. All Banapple entrees come with seasoned garlic rice.

Lasagna Roll-ups (PhP 180)
Banapple's Lasagna Roll-ups are presented differently from most lasagna dishes. The roll-ups make it easier to cut up and share. Generous slatherings of tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese can be found on top and on the sides of each roll-up. An added touch -- toasted bread.

Pan-Fried Porkloin w/ Herbed Mushroom Gravy (PhP 180)
I took a picture of this but since I was not in the mood for meats that day, I opted to just take a photo of the Pan-Fried Porkloin. Pan-fried in olive oil (healthy!) and seasoned with herbs, it is slathered with a thick mushroom and herb gravy and served up with carrots and corn.

Breaded Fillet of Cream Dory with Honey Thyme Mustard Sauce (PhP 185)
Oh, I am such a Dory person so I left space in my tummy for the Breaded Fillet of Cream Dory. And true enough, I was not disappointed. The fillet was very soft and tasty and the honey thyme mustard sauce was a great complement for it. 

Banapple won't be Banapple if we did not try their desserts. These were the ones I sampled. Both were yummy but personally, Banoffee Pie won me over. No wonder it's what Banapple is known for.

Banoffee Pie

Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake
And to give you a flavor of their other desserts, here is a quick tour:

No need to travel all the way to Katipunan for a Banapple fix. For many who have found the 2 Banapples in Katipunan always full and hard to find seats, at least there's an alternative now nearer us.

Banapple Greenhills
2nd level, Northeast Square
47 Connecticut St., Northeast Greenhills
Open daily from 7:30 am - 11:30 pm


20 York Street said...

I have never heard of Banapple but the store certainly looks interesting, colourful and def worth a try!

Bonjour, come say hello!
Twenty York Street

Twenty York Street

[pinkc00kies] said...

super yummy cakes!! i loooove! i wish they will soon have a the fort branch.

Jane said...

Calling, calling....GJ Jimenez of Banapple!

krystal said...

hello! where is this located? i work at ortigas gh.. planning to go to banapple some time this month. san sa connecticut? any landmark? thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy:) i love sweets,pasta&salad... I want to visit banapple sooon:).