Amidst the bustling streets of this vibrant city, nestled in the heart of London, is Mamasons – Europe's first-ever Filipino Ice Cream Parlour. Here, we take pride in bringing the essence of Filipino street food culture to your taste buds, and this September, we're thrilled to introduce a limited-time flavour that embodies the spirit of the Philippines: Banana Cue Ice Cream.
A Taste of Filipino Street Food
For those unfamiliar with Filipino street food, Banana Cue is a beloved snack that holds a special place in the hearts of Filipinos. It's a simple yet delightful treat made from young bananas, saba, cooked in caramelised sugar, skewered on sticks, and often enjoyed as a quick, satisfying snack. The combination of the sweet, sticky caramel and the creamy banana creates an unforgettable flavour experience.
But Mamasons doesn't stop at merely capturing the essence of Banana Cue. We take it a step further by infusing these iconic flavours into our freshly churned ice cream. Each scoop is a tribute to the streets of Manila, where you can find Banana Cue vendors on almost every corner, offering a taste of Filipino comfort food.
The Magic of Dirty Ice Cream
If you're a fan of Filipino street food, you've probably heard of "dirty ice cream." Despite its unusual name, it's an endearing term used to describe ice cream vendors that roam the streets of the Philippines, offering handcrafted ice cream that's anything but dirty in flavour. Mamasons proudly follows this tradition, making all our ice cream in-store to ensure the freshest and highest quality product.
Our Banana Cue Ice Cream encapsulates the spirit of dirty ice cream with its homemade goodness. We carefully craft each batch in our kitchen, using only the finest ingredients to create a creamy dessert that transports you to the bustling streets of Manila. With a scoop of Mamasons' Banana Cue Ice Cream, you can experience the joy and nostalgia of indulging in Filipino street food, right here in London.
A Limited-Time Delight
We're excited to announce that our Banana Cue Ice Cream is available for a limited time, exclusively until the end of September. This means you have a short window of opportunity to savour this delectable flavour that pays homage to Filipino street food culture.
Whether you're a long-time fan of Filipino cuisine or someone looking to explore new and exciting flavours, our Banana Cue Ice Cream is a must-try. It's the perfect blend of sweet, sticky caramel and the natural sweetness of ripe bananas, all swirled into a creamy ice cream that's bound to leave you craving for more.
Enjoy Banana Cue Ice Cream in Multiple Ways
At Mamasons, we understand that every ice cream lover has their unique way of savouring their favourite treat. That's why we offer our Banana Cue Ice Cream in various delightful forms. You can enjoy it as a toasted ice cream sandwich, where the warmth of the toasted bread perfectly complements the cool, creamy goodness of our ice cream. Or opt for a Bilog, a Filipino-style ice cream bun that combines the softness of a sweet bun with the richness of our Banana Cue Ice Cream.
If you're in the mood for a more traditional experience, take home a tub of Banana Cue Ice Cream and create your own dessert masterpiece. Whether you enjoy it on its own or as a topping for your homemade sweets, the possibilities are endless.
Experience Mamasons' Filipino Fusion
At Mamasons, we believe in creating an experience that goes beyond just the taste of our ice cream. It's about immersing yourself in the culture and heritage of the Philippines right here in London. Our three branches across London (Chinatown, Kentish Town, and Westfield Mall) offer a cosy and welcoming atmosphere where you can relax and indulge in a taste of the Philippines.
In addition to Banana Cue Ice Cream, our menu features a diverse range of Filipino-inspired flavours that are all crafted with the same dedication and passion. From Ube to Queso, we offer a unique selection that invites you to explore the vibrant and exciting world of Filipino desserts.