Going Bananas For Sister’s Pudding
Tasty Tuesday- Banana Pudding at Sister’s Restaurant of Troy, Alabama. This is my #58 dish/experience and 43rd on my countdown of 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die.
Driving south on AL Hwy 231, I noticed a billboard sign for Sister’s Restaurant, I hit the breaks hard, ran inside, pushing a church and bus drivers group aside before they hit that buffet.
My stroke of luck, unbeknownst to me, the restaurant was only open for lunch from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. I arrived at 10:55, ran to the desert area to get this photo of un-molested pudding.
I was able to get a great look at the buffet tables and was quite impressed with the dishes offered and the cleanliness of the restaurant.
Without reading one review, I knew upon my first bite that that this pudding/custard was homemade. Just the day before my visit, I scratch-made vanilla pudding/custard to make a strawberry trifle. The process takes a bit more time but the taste is well worth the effort. Plus, the added bonus of not tasting added preservatives. Although banana pudding was not something unique, what a fresh and creamy tasting custard with sliced bananas and those lil nilla wafers. Delicious!
MEGastars ***Three stars for a creamy fresh banana pudding
- If you find yourself driving AL-231, this would be a fun stop for lunch or Friday dinner seafood buffet. I really liked the selections that I observed on the buffet and note that they do have a daily menu.
- Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday Night -All you can eat Country Buffet starts at 5:00 p.m.
Friday Night -All you can eat Seafood Buffet starts at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. All you can eat Country Buffet.
- Try to visit at opening time and gaze at these most beautiful buffet dishes before they are torn apart by that church group.
- Making this dessert at home? DO make the custard from scratch. It will take about 10-15 minutes to cook. Not only does it taste better, there are no preservatives, added salt and sugars. Healthy-ish in the protein sense.
- Be polite, of course, I would never push aside a church or bus driver’s group. In fact, I held the door.
This MEGabites and MEGastars description is found at the bottom of each post. If you are new to my 100 Dishes in Alabama escapade, this may be helpful information.
ABOUT: *100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die,” is a compilation of food to chow down on “Bama style.” Thanks to Tourism Alabama, www.alabama.travel my Alabama bucket list just became a little easier. I am going to have some food fun while making my way like Ms. Pacman, in yet another state that I call home. From the little old diner to the white cloth setting, this journey is an opportunity for me to explore my new state and experience pride in food from restaurateurs who are dedicated to local food, with some Alabama style. From the local BBQ smoker to James Beard recipients, you too will take a culinary trip across scenic and historical Alabama. From this list, I select stops based upon convenience of location and they are in no particular order (but I already have a few favorites.) Perhaps when I finish this list, I will rank my favorite dishes. You too may pick up the brochure at Alabama Tourism stops or download the alphabetical brochure that begins in Abbeville and ends in York.
I use a 5 MEGastar system. For the most part, I am traveling a distance to try these dishes and these places get one shot at how I view the food and experience. I will not be taking an average of three visit experiences and I factor this in when I give my star rating. That said, I’m very easy to please, I can overlook quite a bit and have worked in the food service industry. I am not a paid food critic, just Meg, a curious traveler, with an interest in trying different foods and sharing my two cents on the experience. I try to follow my own star system so that I may be fair to the wonderful dishes on this list.
- *meh food. Just wasn’t good. Maybe the food came from a can? or, the place was not one that I would want to send someone to show pride in Alabama. This has happened to me a few times and is a difficult write.
- ** passable – the food was “ok” but the place was not “ok” or vice versa.
- *** good but not outstanding or unique.
- **** Very tasty dish AND meets one of the definitions set forth by Alabama Foods/Tourism, of local food and/OR truly highlights Alabama Pride.
- ***** I actually died, went to heaven and came back when I ate the dish. And/Or, something is very unique, something you cannot get anywhere else.