The very first time I passed by Benjamin Browns, my heart was set on coming back here for a meal. They must have the prettiest dessert table I’ve seen in Singapore! Pastel hues of sugary goodies encased in glass domes and jars – oh, how they make my knees go weak!
A postcard-worthy shot I’d say. So much love for this display!
Refrigerated desserts. Notice the push-pops? They’re up for bulk orders should you wish to have them at your parties!
Diners will appreciate their 15% off for dinners from Sundays to Thursdays – a really good deal!
Crab Meat Linguini [Linguini tossed w crab meat & a vodka arrabiata sauce] ($20) – A lovely classic pasta dish! Linguine was al dente and crabmeat was rather generous. However, I couldn’t taste any difference between the usual tomato-based sauce and this one that had been spiked with vodka.
Seafood Aglio Olio [Linguini tossed w fresh seafood, lots of garlic, olive oil & chilli] ($19) – The seafood was very fresh and I thought this was the outstanding dish between the 2 pastas. The sauce was light and clean, without excess olive oil. Apart from pastas, there are sandwiches and main courses available at Benjamin Browns.
Red Velvet Cake ($6) – I know how difficult it is to find good red velvet cakes and I’ve tasted one of the worst ones around, hence I’m glad to say this one at Benjamin Browns, which is also their signature cake, has passed the test. The texture and consistency of the cake was good and I liked how the red colouring wasn’t overdone. The second component to the cake is the cream cheese frosting, which was really yummy too – strong enough to go with the cake but not too sweet!
Homemade Tiramisu [Served w summer berries] ($15) – Honestly, this was a let-down (especially after the Red Velvet Cake), more so for the price I’m paying. The tiramisu was full of cream instead of coffee-soaked finger biscuits. Also, the kahlua taste was barely there. The most amazing tiramisu is still from Artistry, a strong contender for which I have not found any replacement as of now.
Vanilla Bean and Honey & Fig Ice Cream ($7 for double scoops or $4 for single) – I love unusual ice cream flavours like Honey & Fig. The usual creamy, vanilla-ish ice cream was laced with honey and the figs added a tinge of sweetness and chew to it. This combination was simply irresistable, so is the price! The side of berries was a bonus too!
Service staff at Benjamin Browns are pretty unfamiliar with the menu and pricing, so do check your final bill as there were a few errors which I had to make them rectify. Apart from the glitches, they were friendly and willing to help. There’ll definitely be hits and misses with the array of cakes and pastries offered, so it’s going to be a trial-and-error process. Hope that my post helped you in making sound decisions when you visit!
Benjamin Browns Bistro & Bakery
Forum The Shopping Mall, #01-20
583 Orchard Road
Tel: 6887 4117