If you’ve ever scrolled through your Instagram newsfeed and
seen a picture of a humongous, over-the-top milkshake which looks like it could
potentially give you diabetes, chances are, you’ve seen one of The Benjamin’s
The Benjamin’s is a cozy café located in Forum, and it’s
best known for their milkshakes. Although known as a cafe, they do also have a
pretty good range of hot food that will fill your tummy and keep you satiated –
a lot more variety than the typical sandwiches and salads, which is definitely
a plus in our books!
Today, we were here to try The Benjamin’s new set menu.
Priced at just $35++, you get to try a total of 6 different dishes. Definitely
worth it if you ask us!
The first dish on the menu was Sous Vide Eggs & Soldiers.
You get sous vide eggs, chopped bacon, mayo, parmigiana, and chives in a cup,
and you can dip your breadsticks in to soak up all the goodness. Slightly
reminiscent of our familiar Yakun breakfast, and we did enjoy the crunchiness
of the breadsticks.
Next was the Mushroom Risotto Cup – the risotto was creamy
and not overly salty, and we thought it was a good move to limit diners to a smaller portions, because a larger serving would run the risk of having diners being
For your mains, the Benjamins' lets you choose between the Spicy Chilli
Crab roll, Lobster roll, Sizzling Seafood Okonomiyaki or Butter Chicken Roll.
Our two favourites were the Chilli Crab roll and the Seafood Okonomiyaki!
The Chilli Crab roll consists of spicy chilli crab chunks
and scrambled eggs. Moreover, chilli crab deshelled, come on! An awesome dish just because we get to have one of our favourite foods with so
much less effort. The Benjamins played their cards right this time round.
The Lobster roll looked like it was going to be a serious
contender for favourite dish, but the bits of celery mixed in together with the
grilled lobster head and butter sauce put some of us off. For all the
veggie-haters out there, steer clear!
The Butter Chicken roll, with spicy homemade butter chicken,
tzatziki and papadum was flavourful and pretty good as well, but couldn’t
compete with the Chill Crab.
|A close up view |
Last but not least, all present at our table agreed
unanimously that we loved the Sizzling Seafood Okonomiyaki! Unlike the typical
okonomiyakis that you get in other restaurants, this version contains minimal
cabbage. Instead, it’s chockfull of seafood, shredded yam, and omelette. This
was unexpectedly delicious!
For desserts – the first of which was the Rainbow
Bowl! Comprising of an assortment of fruits and chia seeds, this is one dessert
that you can definitely have second servings of, and still not feel guilty
about. Nothing too special, but refreshing nonetheless. The Rainbow Shooters
are the same, presented in a compact version for easy consumption.
Our second dessert dish was the Nutella Ganache Waffles with
Avocado Cream. The waffles were pretty light and fluffy, but we would have
preferred a more generous amount of avocado cream on them!
Last but not least was the Thai Milk Tea Tea-ra-mi-su, which
ended up being everyone’s favourite dessert. The combination of the flavourful,
yet not too sweet milk tea and the mascarpone cheese is absolutely delicious! Time to head down to Forum now?
We also had a go at White
Grape Soda with Torched Meringue ($9.50), which is a newly-launched drink (not in the set). This
was topped with mint leaves and a great, and refreshing end to the entire meal.
The Benjamins’ new set menu is available from 18th
April onwards. Make your way down to Forum to try some great food (and to get
your Instagram-worthy pictures!)
overall review: shauneeie3.5hands. We love that you get to try
so many different things with their latest set menu. Regardless of whether
you’re more of a sweet or savoury person, there’s definitely something for you!
583 Orchard Road
Tel: 6887 4117
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