Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ben's @ Pavilion

Ben's: Round Two. Earlier entry: February 25.

Ben's House Salad, bursting with edamame, seven seeds, avocado & chef's dressing. Salads seem to be the highlight here; servings are sufficiently substantial for two light eaters to share, but they're so tasty that you'll want the entire bowl for yourself.

Red duck curry. Even better than expected; the curry was rich, creamy and aromatic, featuring a tender chunk of duck leg with lots of bouncy lychees & half a salted egg. Went really well with the steamed sticky rice & mango salad.

Crab linguine puttanesca, with anchovies, capers & chili flakes in tangy tomato sauce. A satisfactory stomach-filler, but not memorable enough to haunt our dreams.

Red velvet cake. Reasonably moist and not too sweet, but we prefer the one at Bangsar Village's Plan B (strange, since Ben's & Plan B are both in the BIG family).

Macadamia cheesecake sundae. The list of desserts here is almost as long as my arm.

Garden Elixir (gin, cucumber, elderflower syrup, rosemary sprig) & Contemporary Fashioned (whisky, honey, bitters, orange peel).

Ben's will roll out more branches at prime spots in KLCC & Solaris Dutamas in the months ahead, so this brand will be a force to reckon with soon.


Ben's,
Level 6, Pavilion, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
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20 comments:

  1. Desserts list as long as your arm?? *eyes big* ;p

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  2. tng: hehe, my arm isn't that long! but yeah, definitely more than a dozen desserts on the menu (maybe nearly two dozen) :D

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  3. just saw some tweets on this place yesterday, should check it out soon. :D

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  4. Ahhhh finally.. Ben's! What a good name;)

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  5. I haven't had red velvet before. This one looks nice!

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  6. ky: it's a nice hangout, relatively peaceful compared to pavilion's other outlets :D
    ciki: yeah, short and sweet! and prices are pretty sweet too! =)
    michelle: red velvets are among my favorite cakes, cos most of them are moist and creamy :D

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  7. So far, your postings on this place look very promising - will certainly head there when I'm in Pav!

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  8. pureglutton: ya, i especially like the fact that they have lotsa cocktails, wine and other booze available :D

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  9. ooh must try soon. hmm i don't actually like Plan B's red velvet, i prefer Whisk's ~haz

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  10. zara/haz: oooh, hmmmm, i thot whisk's red velvet was ok, but needed extra frosting/cream. my fave is the daily grind's :D

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  11. you know, i can't remember what that tastes like, after what, 2 years? must go back and try again :D ~haz

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  12. zara/haz: just in case a picture helps to jog your memory: http://eatdrinkkl.blogspot.com/2009/08/daily-grind.html we're all getting old, sniff sniff :D

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  13. can't wait to try out Ben ASAP

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  14. babe_kl: hope u enjoy it! lotsa recipes from both the east and the west :D

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  15. i tried the Plan B velvet cake and yes it was awesome! My gf and I tried to bake one ourselves and it failed due to expired baking powder that she didn't tell me! lol

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  16. eiling: yikes! nevermind, u can try again, and maybe the second time will be a success! :D

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  17. wow, that looks amazing but it still didn't ring any bells :(( Must hotfoot it to Daily Grind asap ;-D ~haz

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  18. zara: i love their cocktails too, heheh :D

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  19. finally get to try out the much talked about food chain in town.. and i must agree that the food is good.. we realised that most of the dishes with salad side dish is similar to ben's salad.. we ended up having one ben's salad with 3 other mini ben's salad..
    i'm not an ice cream person but sharing the macadamia cheesecake sundae with the whole family seemed to work.. it tasted like none other in the world.. rich, creamy and full of love
    cheers to you

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  20. nell: glad to hear you enjoyed the food :D i hear they've already refreshed the menu with new salads and other main courses, so i'll be looking forward to returning soon too =)

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