Benjamin Browns Bistro & Bakery – Milkshake at The Orchard Forum Hits Instagram
“Shake it, mama, Shake it” Milkshakes flooded our social media accounts when The Benjamins at The Orchard Forum decided to introduce them. Even though milkshake was once an “in-thing” when Once Upon A Milkshake first started off years back, the appearance became more exaggerated this time round.
Topped with ALL sorts of ingredients, you name it, they got it, from pretzels to tim tam biscuits (kong guan biscuits might be used next), ice cream cones and fluffy candy floss that comes in various colours. So chio, so pretty, I don’t know where to start drinking from.
Aptly named as Over-The-Top Milkshakes ($16) because all the toppings were on top, the first impression that strikes health freaks would be: Calories, sugar, carbs overdose (there’s actually 5 scoops of vanilla ice cream in there). But seriously, will anyone drink it on a frequent basis?
Probably not, just a been-there-done-that and post on Instagram (probably accompanied with a selfie pose) and ta-dah, you get more likes than usual.
We loved the Avocado Coffee Over-The-Top Milkshake ($16) most even though it looked the most toned-down among all. Pleasantly, smooth, rich in espresso taste and yet not overpowering with a sublet avocado taste. I could actually drink it on my own (minus the topping, of course).
Nutella lovers will probably love this Nutella Banana ($16) which tasted like chocolate banana drink. taste wise wasn’t as sweet and could help with a little more distinct chocolatey taste (Coco-crunch!)
Apart from their milkshakes, the Beef Chunks ($25) served on a sizzling hot plate (Woolala~~) was worth a mention. 300g of beef were used and cooked on the hot plate in korean BBQ style and flip it occasionally to prevent it from being burnt.
The Benjamin Ocean Plate ($26) was our favourite mains there. Pan seared Salmon with Saffron rice was juicy and tender, with moist saffron rice that was rich and flavourful with every bite.
Other mains we tried were this 200g Canadian Pork Chop with mashed potato and black pepper sauce ($23) – the meat could be more tender though and french duck confit ($32) where the homemade ratatouille stole the limelight from the star of the dish.
Oh and there’s 1 for 1 on entertainer app for mains here, so that’s quite a good deal. Do make a reservation by calling 68874117 to avoid disappointment due to the overwhelming crowd for the shakes!
I guessed when the milkshake hype dies down, it’s back to serving good quality food that can continuously attract the crowd. “Shake it, mama, Shake it”
Address: The Forum, #01-20/21, 583 Orchard Road, Singapore 238884
Opening hours: 10am – 9pm (Mon-Thu), 10am – 10pm (Fri), 9am – 10pm (Sat), 9am – 9pm (Sun)
Phone Number (For Reservation): 68874117
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