Saturday, May 7, 2011

Ben's @ KLCC

Ben's @ KLCC: Round Two. Earlier entry: April 19.
Entries on Ben's @ Pavilion: February 25 & March 1.

Nasi ulam with ayam percik & solok lada. We're not the best judges of Malay food, but we imagine even a village matriarch in Kelantan would relish this. Every component was well-prepared; nothing tasted too greasy or dry, too salty or bland.

Mexican tortilla with grilled chicken & bean stew, avocado, jalapeno & nachos. A safe bet for kids craving something reminiscent of TGI Friday's. Adults might find this addictive too.

Moroccan lamb pie. Fans of fresh pies should enjoy this, thanks to its thick, flaky pastry and tender chunks of flavorsome meat laced with coriander & cracked pepper.

Wild mushroom spaghettini with truffle oil. One of Ben's top crowd-pleasers: aromatic with earthy flavors, enhanced by a tangy zip of lemon zest & mascarpone.

Dad's Curry Laksa, a Nyonya-style recipe with rice vermicelli, bean sprouts, long beans, chicken slices & prawns, served with jelateh & otak-otak. Hearty enough for two light eaters to share, but we would have preferred a richer broth. Also, the absence of cockles was sorely felt.

Lychee mango trifle with jelly & custard. Soft and sweet, chilled and creamy.

Rocky Road cake, with marshmallows, peanut cream & chocolate mousse. Delightfully, deliciously decadent, gobsmacking us with gooey goodness.

Rum Jumper (rum, mint, lime, apple juice) & Caipirinia (cachaca, lime, sugar).

Terramater Vineyard Reserve (Cabernet Sauvignon). Not the best wine around, of course, but an OK option for under 100 ringgit.



Ben's,
Suria KLCC.
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19 comments:

  1. They have such a vast menu!

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  2. Nothing tasted too dry nor salty nor bland.. so by deduction.. good la hor? LOL :P

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  3. Baby sumo: ya, though I wouldn't mind even MORE salads at this point, heheh :D
    Ciki: ya, I'm too longwinded! Gosh, maybe I need someone to help edit my writing! :D

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  4. Should have actually entered this place the other day when I was in KLCC, but ended up somewhere else :(

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  5. And btw, have no absolute idea that at Ben's, they actually serve Malay dishes. And have you tried out one of the Kelantanese restaurant in Sooka Sentral? I would like to know more.

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  6. Lady lulubee: hope u manage to check out Ben's another time soon =) I've not been to kelantan delights at sooka, but I remember them when they were still at KLCC before they moved a few years ago. The food was pretty satisfying, with lots of variety :D

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  7. Wow, their servings look huge, which is rare for Asian fare. Andddd...that Rocky Road cake looks to die for! :D

    -Wendy

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  8. Wendy: oh yeah, many of the main courses here are huge enough for sharing! And you'll probably like the list of desserts too, cos there are so many cakes available :D

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  9. ahhh i've been wanting to try this place. The food looks promising especially the ayam percik. Love the looks of the blue rice!

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  10. Eiling: yeah, I'm hoping they'll also put nasi dagang on their menu in the future. It might not be as healthy as nasi ulam, but it's also delicious! :D

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  11. my favorite ayam percik :D

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  12. Fui: heheh I love ayam percik too ... Tender and flavorful :D

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  13. rockyroad is so australian!

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  14. Michelle: heheh I'll always associate it with teenage memories of ice cream :D

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  15. I dig the salads that they serve. The Pad Thai pasta is also puts an interesting twist to a Thai staple ;)

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  16. And nary a salad in this review... *chuckles*

    Well done! ;)

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  17. unka: oooh, i still haven't managed to try that pad thai pasta! u've convinced me, so i'll check it out next time :D
    lfb: oh nooooooo. does this mean our salad days are over. say it ain't so! :P

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  18. hv not try this place yet. nasi ulam looks yummy esp the 'kuah'

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  19. kelly: hope u'll enjoy eating here! :D

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