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Glennis and CC (her nerdy bf) are going for attachment at oversea (France and Japan respectively). she came up to me one noon and asked, “do you all wanna have a farewell dinner for us?”. i was like “yer why so behpaiseh one!” but what came out from my mouth was “YEAH WHAT ARE YOU TOKKING ABOUT!”they asked me for recommendation, just because i blog about food, so i’m supposingly berry good at sourcing good makan place. half true. most of time i recommend what I wanted to try! hehe. so Ben’s we w
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Glennis and CC (her nerdy bf) are going for attachment at oversea (France and Japan respectively). she came up to me one noon and asked, “do you all wanna have a farewell dinner for us?”. i was like “yer why so behpaiseh one!” but what came out from my mouth was “YEAH WHAT ARE YOU TOKKING ABOUT!”

they asked me for recommendation, just because i blog about food, so i’m supposingly berry good at sourcing good makan place. half true. most of time i recommend what I wanted to try! hehe. so Ben’s we went! have heard so muchy about it and glad that they finally invade Penang.

i have read reviews saying that it’s hard to locate Ben’s in Gurney Paragon. yes, more so at night. there’s no visible signage at the front. asked around only to know that it’s situated at the ground floor of St. Jo’s, opposite of Goku Raku Ramen and Meet Fresh. there’s an al fresco dining area but it’s unavailable that night cos it seemed like it’s going to rain.
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we went there without doing reservation (so smartass!) cos i thought it’s a weekday, won’t fully packed one lar. oh boy i was so wrong! it’s almost packed to the brim! reservation IS berry muchy needed when you’re coming in a group of 4 or more!

one of the wait staff asked me to leave my number and they would call me whenever there’s a table for us. i didn’t wait too long for it. got a call in merely 5 mins! two thumbs up for their service!

i love their rustic ambiance. with some homey touches here and there.
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this would be great if you’re just having drink with your buddies. it’s comfy!

the menu is pretty simple and straight-forward. but we had a hard time choosing our mains! partly because of the cursive wordings.

service was brisk and we didn’t wait long for our to serve even though it’s packed!
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Golden soft-shell Crab Spaghettini | RM 23.90
with curry & cili padi

i had this dish at Plan B and thought it was good! recommended it to them and Winnie had it and she loved it too! both Plan B and Ben’s are owned by The Big Group, hence the similar menu!
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Chan-grilled Seafood Spaghettini | RM 25.90
with chilli flakes & wilted spinach

they were pretty generous with the seafood i must say!
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Crispy Duck Confit Spaghettini | RM 25.90
with sun-dried tomatoes and rocket

mine! it’s a oriental style spaghetti i would say. the meat was flavourful and tender (not crispy as written in the menu) goes really well together with rocket and the al dente pasta! and again generous serving of liao (ingredient)!
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Macaroni Cheese | RM 23.90
with three cheeses & smoked chicken sausage

i loved the salad too. it’s layers of lettuce, rocket, sunflower seeds ans some other nuts (?) drizzled with a appetising dressing.
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Home made Salt Beef Sandwich | RM 25.90
with sliced cheddar cheese, spicy mustard on country bread & 4 colour chips

as CC was eating it, i asked him “how’s it?”
“it’s salty…”
“what you ordered again?” i asked while looking at the menu.
it’s salt beef man. of course la salty duh!

he also commented it’s a tad dry. seemed like the mustard is not saucy enough. chips were a let down too. they are not as crunchy as they supposed to be. perhaps they had been exposed to air for awhile before serving to us.
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Ben's Cheeseburger on Sesame Seed Bun | RM 25.90
with cheddar cheese & French fries

recommended this to LC!

she raved at how THICK the patty was! and juicy too!
(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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