Ben’s General Food Store @ Publika

Similar to the one in Bangsar, this one is well, I would put it cozier as it fits only 20 tables (about). Not sure if it’s cause it’s new or what, but every lunch time seems to be a full house flocked by white collars! Especially between 12.30 and 1.30pm. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

As with the food, they have an array of desserts in trays and huge salad bowls. They also have antipasti for sale (like olives, charred peppers etc) alongside the hot food like pies, quiches and lasagnes. They too have pizza on their menu.

Soba and eggplant salad, pineapple, cucumber and cod fish salad. Well you can choose your choice of salad but basically for 2 types, it’s priced at RM19.90+. The soba one was quite flavourful but I’m not too sure about the other one. Hardly any said fish.

Pollo Ananas Pizza, comes with chicken, fresh pineapple, roasted garlic and cheese. I like the fact that they use fresh chicken and pineapple on this one. RM 21.90+ (serves 2, in my opinion, it’s quite hard to finish the entire pizza if you’re eating it alone.)

Mushroom Lasagne with a panzanella bread salad; capers tomato, capsicum and basil. Oh the mushroom lasagne was soooo yummy. Button and abalone mushrooms, bechamel sauce and lasagne sheets, perfect comform food. The icing on the cake was to have it together with the pesto. Now I’m going to attempt this dish at home. The hot dishes comes with a choice of salad. RM 18.90+

Moroccan Lamb meatballs with spiced curried potatos (as a salad side) RM 17.90+ Well the flavours of the meatballs didn’t ring a moroccan but it was well spiced and flavoured with tomato. I would serve this with bread, to sweep up all the yummy sauce.. mmm I quite liked the taste of this one, but the rest of my colleagues didn’t so. Taste is subjective eh.

All in all, the portions are quite big. I would say, a pizza or a lasagne with a side salad will feed 2 person for lunch. You shouldn’t eat too much during lunch as it makes you sleepy afterwards. Lol, don’t we all agree. After a heavy lunch, things starts to move slower and eyelids are heavier. tee hee hee.

Ben’s Independent Grocer,
Publika @ Solaris Dutamas
Jalan Dutamas 1

Opening hrs : 9am to 10pm daily

PS: love love love the enamel-like plates




5 Comments on Ben’s General Food Store @ Publika

  1. Baby Sumo says:

    I really like the Pizzas at their BV outlet. Wonder if they have the mushroom lasagne there too.. would love to try it.

  2. ai wei says:

    been to the BV outlet recently. i really love the place and the concept and the pizza. hehe 😀

  3. SneakyLily says:

    I’m so glad about all the great food at Publika too, so conveniently close to where I stay. Looking foward to dragging my BF to The General Food Store, I’m sure he will love it.

  4. Ai Lay Lim says:

    Hi, I’m from Penang and is interested to go to B.I.G. Try to find the place in my GPS but couldn’t find the place. Appreciate if you can give me the GPS coordination. Thanks.

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