WANT: Minamishima x Chotto’s otana banana

Published on 9 July 2020

Photo: courtesy Chotto x Minamishima via Instagram

Our social-media food obsessions of the moment.

They say: “This is Otana Banana 大人バナナ, [Tokyo] banana for adults. Japanese whisky-infused banana purée, Okinawan black sugar, miso butterscotch, crispy wafer, roll cake, fresh banana and vanilla custard. Disclaimer: this many banana cookies not included!”

We say: In the food stakes, it doesn’t get much more kawaii than a Tokyo Banana. A box of these custard-filled banana-shaped sponge cakes has long been a favourite souvenir of travellers to Tokyo. And while actual travel to Japan remains a distant possibility right now, our friends at Minamishima and Chotto have stepped in with a grown-up tribute dessert as part of their latest at-home menu, which launched this week. It could be just the thing you need to add a bit of levity to your lockdown.

Minamishima x Chotto’s Renew menu is available for pick-up and delivery, Mon-Sat, 4pm-7pm. Pick up at Minamishima, 4 Lord St, Richmond. Delivery to select suburbs for $15 on orders over $100. Orders taken Mon-Sat, noon-6pm by phone: 0466 333 915. Pre-payment is required. View the menu online and take a peek at more dishes at @chottomelb.