August 9th, 2022
Review: Ben's, The Bee and The Red Beanbag
Cafe-hoppers at Publika are spectacularly spoiled for choice these days, thanks to the recent opening of Ben’s latest branch …
… as well as The Bee …
… & The Red Beanbag, all overlooking the mall’s breezy, open-air square.
Earlier entry on The Red Beanbag: December 12.
1. The Red Beanbag
The Red Beanbag’s beef burger is one fine mess. This workman’s-sized wonder, spilling over with a kitchen-made patty, egg, beef bacon rashers, tomato relish & cheese, is as all-out juicy as it looks, accompanied by steaming-hot fries to stuff the stomach for about RM22.
Also by the Beanbag: one of the finest French toasts in town _ a fluffy, flavorful confection, buttercup-bright & beautifully browned, fancifully coated with almond flakes for a fun crunch & served with strawberries & maple syrup.
Fruit mixes by Smooshie Juice at The Red Beanbag: 100 percent natural, bottled fresh daily. Pulpy blends of rambutans, apples, oranges, pineapples, mangoes & much more.
Location Details of The Red Beanbag
The Red Beanbag at Solaris Dutamas,
View The Red Beanbag’s directory page here.
2. The Bee
At The Bee, the churros are better than expected, boasting a freshly fried crispness & comforting warmth that make them a pleasure to munch with the caramel-creamy dulce de leche.
Also available at The Bee: The Last Polka’s newest ice cream flavors _ Deep Dark Chocolate and Rum & Raisin. We love the latter, bursting defiantly with boozy raisins. It’s real rum, all right.
Ice Cream Cakes
The Last Polka has also introduced ice cream cakes. The “Caramel Horlicks” is a treat that two can share, featuring an Oreo & oat base, layers of Horlicks ice cream & butter caramel, topped with chocolate ganache. Let it thaw a bit before digging in.
Red wine & lemonade at The Bee, which might unleash its own cocktails soon too.
Location Details of The Bee
The Bee at Publika.
Entry on The Bee at Jaya One: May 17, 2010.
View The Bee’s directory page here.
Finally, beverages at Ben’s: Garden Elixir (gin, cucumber, elderflower syrup, rosemary sprig) & Berry Basil Lemonade (basil, lemon, raspberry puree, soda).
Location Details of Ben’s
Ben’s at Publika. (Closed for renovations until 3rd of August 2014)
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