If you’ve been following social media on viral food trends, The Benjamins at Orchard Forum would be a familiar name to you. Famed for their Over-the-Top milkshakes which is both a feast to your eyes and a huge treat to your sweet tooth. The Benjamins is back again with a new release of savoury and sweet desserts set to wow you visually and whet your appetite.
Fairy Pebbles $16.00++
Here’s a gentle recap on The Benjamin’s Over The Top milkshakes. If unicorns were real, this would probably be their national drink. This unicorn creation is a milkshake that has your classic vanilla base topped with fluffy clouds of cotton candy, red velvet cake, marshmallows, a chocolate rim of fruity pebbles and some of our old school childhood snacks. The shake base is made from premium vanilla bean ice cream to achieve a rich and creamy flavour, and the iced gem biscuits and colourful love letter biscuits are laced with a taste of nostalgia. At Benjamins these milkshakes are meant for sharing! So share the love for unicorns with your friends and family!
Oink Don $29.00++ *Highly Recommended*
We highly recommend the Oink Don, if you’re very hungry, craving for quality pork and love carbs! Starting from the top, take your pick on Deep Fried Pork Cutlet w/bone, Grilled Pork Chop, Roasted Pork Belly and Pull Pork Carnita. There’s so much meat here, I think an entire piglet died for this main course! In all seriousness, the meat were very flavourful, juicy, not one molecule of the variety of meats here was dry. Add on the black pepper cream sauce and every item has a tinge of smooth and delicate peppery flavour.
Check out the texture of the meat here, all these delicious meats aren’t the only rich items on the dish. Don’t forget the sambal fried rice, right at the bottom layer, fragrant and yet spicy enough to tantalize your taste buds.
Check out the thick layer of pulled pork carnita covering the fluffy egg and Sambal Fried Rice w/ Black Pepper Cream and Bacon! The pulled pork is the most tender, most juicy pulled pork ever, definitely took alot of time to slow cook this to perfection! Yea Baby!
Sea Don $35.00++ *Highly Recommended*
This Sea Don comes with a spectacular sight of a Whole Lobster, King Salmon, Squid set above another “treasure”, the Seafood Fried Rice w/ Garlic Butter Sauce, Prawns, Scallops, Octopus, Egg. I’ll be very honest with you, the seafood fried rice is the best fried rice I have ever tasted. The rice itself has a distinct “wok-hei”, and the rice absorbed all the sweetness from the variety of seafood cooked altogether. The crunchy prawns embedded in the rice also provide a nice bite in between the soft and pillowy rice.
Enough about the rice? I could go on for days about the yummy seafood rice, but! The highlight of this dish, the Whole Lobster, showcases the high quality grade ingredients used at the Benjamins. The lobster has a sweet juice crunch and it’s easily removed from the shell, a good sign of the meat being fresh. The salmon fillet is huge, it’s actually longer than the bowl itself!
Molten Lava Cheese Burger $25.00++
Probably the next new hyper on social media is this Molten Lava Cheese Burger, served with a Choice of Fried Chicken Cutlet, Soft Shell Crabs, Beef. The soft shell crab here is also huge, I’m starting to realize that everything served here at The Benjamins is on the generous side! The cheese comes oozing on and it’s great as a dipping sauce for the potato tater tots.
Pizza Burger $28.00++ *Highly Recommended*
Brand new on the menu is the Pizza Burger. The Benjamins takes pride in making their ingredients in-house, such as this Beef Patty, Pepperoni, served with a fusion of Black Olives, Grilled Artichoke, Spinach, Monterey Jack, Mild Cheddar. The minced beef patty has a good mix of meat, breadcrumbs, fats and seasoning making it extremely delicious and addictive. This meat patty looks to be approx 250grams.
The burger was juicy, and this was re-enforced by the moist, dense, cheese layers and pepperoni. The burger patty was just firm enough to linger on the palate and hold its own with the cheese.
**Available after 12noon
Smoothies $14++ each
Strawberry Tower $14.00++
Strawberry smoothie topped with whipped cream and fresh Strawberries
You can never go wrong with dessert drinks at The Benjamins. They have done it again with these towering smoothies. Filled with whole fresh fruit, ice cream, milk and with fruit blended into the smoothie. The result? A refreshing and creamy drink to rejuvenate your body. The drinks are not too sweet and are pretty good for adults or kids.
Passion Lover $14.00++
Kiwi Passionfruit smoothie topped with whipped cream and fresh Passionfruit
The Passion Fruit was a favourite with some of my dining partners. These smoothies are not only delicious, but addicting! I love the natural flavors, and colorful real fruit garnishes.
Overload Choco $14.00++ *highly recommended*
Chocolate smoothie topped with whipped cream, Brownie cubes and Maltesers balls
This Overload Choco was my personal favourite, the chocolate was so thick and it wasn’t sweet, rather it had a slight bitter after taste as you would get from dark chocolate. However, the creamy milk offsets the bitterness and gives you a balanced aftertaste.
Unicorn Cloud $12.90++
Blueberries smoothie topped with colorful candy floss and Nutella cone.
Two words. Unicorn. YUMMY! Do not let the colours fool you, this is not an overly sweet drink, with calorie overdose. The drink here is not too sweet, with a gentle and earthly, blueberry taste, made using fresh blueberries.
Overall : The Benjamin’s continue to amaze our tastebuds and eyes with their innovative creations. Definitely try out the Sea Don, Oink Don and their smoothies, I’m quite confident you cannot find anything quite like these items in any other eatery in Singapore.
Thank you to Deborah and Roy for the invite.
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583 Orchard Road
Tel: 6887 4117
Sun to Thurs 10.30am – 9pm
Fri/Sat 10.30am – 9.30pm