I made banana pie today. 🙂 I decided to add approx. 2-3 bananas and 1 cup of walnuts to the banana pudding (Jell-O brand name) instead of slicing bananas on top of the crust like most recipes say to do (including the one on the jello box). I hate the artificial taste of pudding. So, I wanted it to taste more like bananas. This does!! This tastes like banana bread pie! I love it! From now on, I will always add mashed bananas and walnuts to the pudding mixture before chilling it. The only thing missing is some cream. The crust I made is from crushed Biscoff Lotus cookies. They taste good with bananas in my opinion. I can’t seem to find graham crackers in South Korea. That’s ok. When in doubt, just crush your favorite cookie, add a couple tablespoons of butter, and boom! Your own crust. I’d like to call this banana bread cream pie. 😉
I’m sure many of you have eaten this salad before. I had this kind of salad for the first time a few days ago at a korean-Italian fusion restaurant called Team Cook in Daejeon South Korea. I loved how simple and light it was so I decided to recreate it at home. Lettuce, cherry tomatoes, almond slices, dried cranberries (a.k.a. crasins), and ricotta chesse dressed with balsamic glaze. Bon Appetit! 🙂
Crush On Drinks cafe is located near Time world Galleria in Dunsan-dong, Daejeon. If you know where Time World Galleria is, this cafe is located on the east side of the building. I’m not sure how long the cafe has been there or will continue to be there. Many coffee shops open and close in Korea so it’s always a gamble if a cafe will still be there. The atmosphere was western, cozy and comfortable. I ordered a Tiramisu Latte and my friend ordered the Green Tea latte. The Green Tea Latte was alright according to my friend. I was curious if the Tiramisu Latte would taste anything like tiramisu. It didn’t. It tasted like a regular mocha latte. There wasn’t any cream or biscuits.
So if you’re traveling in korea and see tiramisu latte or tiramisu coffee, just know it might taste like a mocha cafe. After drinking my latte, I thought about making my own Tiramisu latte that actually tastes like tiramisu with biscuits and all!