Eat & Drink

Banana Blossom

What started as a stall at the Good Food Markets, then set up shop in the Northern Beaches, has now arrived in Bondi. “It’s our first venture ‘over the Bridge,” says co-owner Ben Thomas, “we think it suits the Bondi lifestyle.” With the mantra, ‘Eat More Green,’ we tend to agree. Using fresh, local ingredients and throwing in a whole lot of Asian flavour, the salads are great option when you want something healthy but filling. Ben guides us through the menu of ‘sweet, savoury or chilli’ options and promises the popular Tokyo Classic ($14) won’t disappoint. These salads are huge – they’re a meal destination, not a stop-off in between. This salad is loaded with chicken coated in black sesame seeds, Chinese cabbage, big chunks of avocado, cherry tomatoes, green soba noodles and a sesame dressing. On the sweeter side, the Coconut Chicken with Crispy Egg Noodle ($14) is brimming with crunchy egg noodles in a tamarind and sesame dressing. Super hungry? Start with Tofu Rice Paper Rolls ($8), a textural experience with layers of peanuts, crisp bean sprouts, cucumber and soft layers of egg and tofu. It’s food that makes you feel good, so it’s surprising not to see a green juice bar behind the counter. Maybe the locals will protest.

Banana Blossom
18/2a Jaques Avenue, Bondi
Ph: (0409) 908 364
Pan Asian $

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