Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | By: Grace Ann

Ben's at Gurney Paragon

Introducing Ben's Kitchen, Penang managed under The Big Group also known as Ben's Independent Group

A long awaited visit finally come to pass in one of the birthday celebration we had a few months ago.  Overdue post, I know! Better late than never.

Here it is, Ben's located at Gurney Paragon which is next to G Hotel. Here's some pictures of the ambience and all taken using Samsung Note 2 •

One of the tortilla dish and sadly the content was not too fresh and the supervisor was kind enough to replace it with Deconstructed Thai Beef Salad which was very appetizing indeed. Thanks for the recommendation, Derrick.

Deconstructed Thai Beef  Salad - Rm26.90

We all love the Pad Thai Linguine, the chili was an incredible mix that made it sweet and spicy. Highly recommended.
Pad Thai Linguine - Rm22.90
We also had Pie Wagyu Beef as well as Pie Moroccan Lamb however in my opinion, once you had a taste of  Pie Wagyu Beef, there is no point having the Moroccan Lamb. 
Wagyu Beef Pie (Rm 25.90) on the left.
Pie Moroccan Lamb (Rm 29.90)
Here comes our dessert, Choc Truffle Torte with a glass of milk. A lovely combination, literally craving for this as I blog. 

Choc Truffle Torte - Rm11.90
They have table card games, question cards to be exact like the one below- for conversation starters and its great having those around for some interesting topics to get to know your friends.

The servers were very patient with our antics and demands, therefore they were given a good report. It's nice of us, isn't it?

Birthday girl!

The Food Model , enthusiastic with her foodies.

Yes, Ben's ready to serve you :)
There's a wide variety of food and drinks, but to quote my friend Celyn's recommendation, 
"The soft shell crab tortilla is so yum
The duck confit spaghetti
The carbonara
The pesto spaghetti
The lamb n steak both yumm
Ohh wagyu beef pie goooood
And for desserts ,gosh even I haven't tasted albut the macadamia cheesecake sundae is the bomb
Chocolate cake though a classic is soooooo good
Berry pavlova I love
N the rocky road"

So with that kind of exclamation   stop by and have a great dining experience. With Gurney Drive, there can be walks after meal too. 
All about Ben's:
Address: 163C-1-03, 163C-1-04 & 163C-2-02, Pesiaran Gurney, 10250, Penang.
Business Hour: 11.00am to 11.00pm. Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 228 8909
Website: http://www.thebiggroup.co/bens/

Sunday, June 9, 2013 | By: Grace Ann

Nextstop at Sunway Carnival

When you are looking for fast food, we usually think of McDonalds or KFC at the shopping mall, but now that I have been introduced to Next Stop, its definitely one to be thought of the next time I need get a quick good bite. Thats not all, it's also a place for family get together and as I observed, a hang out place for the teens too. Next Stop food chains are basically seafood themed. It was operating not more than 2 years ago and the first outlet was at Sunway Carnival Mall. We decided to take a road trip over the sea under the invitation of Golden Fresh Company.  Mr. Lee, the operating manager was kind enough to serve us that day. Giving us an overview of the company and its concept, we were also inquisitively asking Mr. Lee on other food preparation details which he was very open to share.

Burger fish was very tasty, crisp at the sides. 

 The traditional fish and chips were good, I enjoyed it. The fish and chips are served with tartar sauce and fresh tasty coleslaw. Fish sandwich was surprisingly good, as the usual fish burgers I eat did not quite suit me. The other alternative to fish and chips would be the crumb fish burrito. As its just as good. Cheesy stix is a great snack on the go. They used cheddar cheese ,oozing out as you bite. Cheddar cheese is always nice. All the fish served at Next Stop is either yellow tail snappers or Alaskan Pollock Fish.
Fish And Chip
Fish Sandwich
 My friend liked the salt and pepper squid very much, I'm generally not a fan of squids so I can't say much. But I bet lots of kids will love it though.

Salt and Pepper Squid
Its surprising they served Tom Yam soup here nevertheless it's pretty good with the seafood contents. The spiciness of Tom Yam was just right for me though serving it with dinner roll(bun)didn't seem to jive nicely for me. Seafood chowder served with dinner roll was more of the popular choice among us.

Tom Yam Soup

Seafood Chowder Soup
Another dish that came was Creamy Mushroom Seafood Spaghetti and it was served with crunchy prawn twist. I thought the prawn twist was a nice touch to the spaghetti dish.
 Desserts time! All the way from South Africa, Mango-Orange Sorbet and Pina Colada Sorbet.Don't be surprise if it comes in different size packs and its simply because the sorbet is in the real fruit itself. :) 
Try it,its superb!

Mango-Orange Sorbet & Pina Colada Sorbet

 Check out their  Next Stop FB page for more new updates as Mr. Lee has informed us that Salmon is going to be added to the menu and in what form of dish it will be, stay updated.

Next Stop Penang locations are on the link below:
Penang Outlets

And this was where we were...

Sunway Carnival Mall (Lot S-22)

3068 Jalan Todak Pusat Bandar Seberang Jaya,
13700 Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang.
Tel: 04-3905296
Business Hours :
Mon to Sun - 10am to 10pm
 Thanks Jo Shi and Mr. Lee for your kind invitation.