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Big on banana: Pudding made right at Corina, Lizzie Lou's Too and Southern Exposure

Baked into bread might be ideal for winter, but come summer, I want my bananas in a pudding, preferably layered with fresh-sliced bananas and Nilla Wafers (whole or crushed, I’m not picky). I’ve found three different puddings worth exploring around the South Sound. Take a look:

Lizzie Lou’s Too

2302 Pacific Highway E., Fife; 253-248-4611 or Facebook

The banana pudding ($2) at Lizzie Lou Too’s was so thickly whipped, the pudding gripped the spoon. Served in a plastic container – with a lid for easy transporting – the take-out dessert balanced intense banana flavor with modest sweetness. I appreciated the pudding-to-banana ratio in favor of pudding. Lizzie Lou’s is a month-old dining counter inside Destination Harley in Fife. The restaurant has a sibling business, the Lizzie Lou’s Comfort Food truck.