[invite] Bianca: I’ll put my hands up, I don’t generally gravitate towards Asian sweets, Meet Fresh… jelly based desserts? Japanese Cheesecakes? I…just…dodon’t….get…it? Unless there’s a boatload of chocolate and peanut butter I’m really not interested.
This was actually our second visit to Passion Tree. But now they have pancakes and my interest spiked tenfold! After a meal for 6 people at Radleys, Team FFS stand-ins, Felicitations and Benita made our way to Chatswood interchange for dessert.
Starting with the pretty as a picture Rainbow Cake. Incredibly light and with a prominent vanilla flavouring. If you’re feeling extra daring, go ahead and top one of these on an ice-cream sundae, you know you want too.
No-one was more surprised than me, by how much I enjoyed the Mango Cheesecake Bingsoo. Shaved ice forming the foundation of the desert, with a sweet mango cheesecake, frozen refreshing mango chunks and cheesecake pieces.
Baked bread? I’m sold. The Caramel Honeybread $12.90 is an easy crowd pleaser. It’s warm, comforting and did I mention it’s a hunk of sweet white bread?
And really, the main reason for my visit. The Berry Good Pancake Stack $14.50. I enjoyed the varying textures and temperatures, the faint sour element from the cream cheese and the strawberry ice-cream. I didn’t care for the waffle cone (kinda unnecessary) but this was definitely our favourite of the pancakes.
We were a little less enamoured by the Matcha Mochi Pancake Stack $14.50. Kind of my fault. I don’t really like matcha, neither do my dining compadres. Mea culpa, rah rah rah. Layered with red bean, cream and chewy mochi… this really was not for me.
Come for the honey bread, stay for the bingsoo.
*For Food’s Sake dined as guests of Passion Tree.