>> Apr 1, 2010
Situated next to VIP fitness (the new gym next to Carrefour Subang), This family run business has been pulling in a regular stream of customers night after night. Run by Sonny Cheah, wife and sons (Ben and Nick), this cosy little place is tucked away in a ground floor corner lot of an apartment building.
The last time I was here, Ben was manning the kitchen single handedly. Since then, he has hired a chef to man the kitchen, giving him more time to chat with customers. He has a regular stream of loyal patrons who comes back almost every fortnight.
Since I'm a sucker for buffalo wings, we started with half a dozen of them.
Priced at RM13.90 for a 1/2 dozen, the deep fried chicken wings came coated with hot sauced and served with celery sticks. The wings were not bad. I had rather they gave a good portion of blue cheese sauce along with the wings to dip the celery in, but oh well..
The Carbonara (RM15.90) was reasonably good. It was not overly creamy and the Parmesan and bacon taste was quite distinct. Recently after tasting Buonasera's @ SS2, I have to say that the carbonara at this place somehow seemed to taste better (Or maybe buonasera's wasn't good).
Since I had some minor procedure done on my leg, I was advised by my grandmother not to eat seafood (especially prawns). She said that prawns contain some toxin that causes the wound not to heal or something along that lines. Coming from a scientific background, I didn't really care but someone at the table insisted I shouldn't eat it. Oh well, I shall not be able to comment on this dish since I couldn't taste it.
The Ribs (RM54.90) came with pieces of small bite size chicken, a corn on the cob and some boiled vegetables. The ribs tasted just average. However, the meat came off the bone easily, which was a plus point for this dish.
The Steak (RM54.90) was very tender and nice. I was actually quite surprised with the texture and taste of the steak. It certainly surpassed my expectation. This had to be the winner for the night.
This lamb shank is the chef's recommendation. The lamb was cooked for at least 4 hours until tender. It had a nice, subtle pleasant taste. The problem with this dish was that the sauce was too thick. It was so thick till the extend that it made you full quite easily.
Since we only had 4 people but we ordered food for 5, we were way too full for dessert. I have to say that this place is one of those better food joints around Subang. You don't get many western places around Subang Jaya. I personally would come back again to dine here.
Restaurant Rating: 7.5/10
Pricing: About RM50 per person.
*Ratings are based on ambience, service, value and food quality for the price you're paying. Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience
Map to Ben and Nick's Diner
Beside Carrefour Subang
Lot G10, E-Tiara Service Apartments,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Telephone number: 016 201 0189
Monday-Fridays 12 pm to 2.30pm, 6pm - 10 pm
Saturdays -6pm-10pm; closed on Sundays