Ben & Nick's Diner @ Subang Jaya (Opposite carrefour)

>> 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.

B&N Diner

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.

Buffalo Wings

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..

Beef Bacon Carbonara

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).

Seafood Aglio Olio

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.

Beef Ribs & Chicken Tenders

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.

Rib-Eye Steak

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.

Lamb Shank

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,
Persiaran Kemajuan,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,

Telephone number: 016 201 0189

Opening hours:
Monday-Fridays 12 pm to 2.30pm, 6pm - 10 pm
Saturdays -6pm-10pm; closed on Sundays


theeggyolks April 1, 2010 at 11:10 PM  

the rib-eye steak looks really appetizing XD

jfook April 1, 2010 at 11:18 PM  

The buffalo wings look awesomely delicious.

J2Kfm April 2, 2010 at 10:21 AM  

Ben & Nick's has been on my list of to-try for some time now, together with the other Japanese cafe at E-Tiara Appt.

Tummy Rumble April 2, 2010 at 8:51 PM  

@theeggyolks: yea man.. it was good.. It was worth every cent paid for it..

Tummy Rumble April 2, 2010 at 8:51 PM  

@jfook: I prefer the one served in TGIF terminal 2 Heathrow.. haha

Tummy Rumble April 2, 2010 at 8:52 PM  

@J2Kfm: I haven't heard of the Jap cafe there man.. When u've tried it out pls let me know how it goes.. If its good I certainly wouldn't mind giving it a shot as well.. :)

fatboybakes April 3, 2010 at 12:03 AM  

at first, i thought you meant the couple named it after their kids...ben & nick, and i thought, awww, how sweet...aiya, then reading on, it sounds like ben and nick are old enough to run the shop.
oh, hallo by the way, my first time here. great discovery!

uLi.佑莉 April 3, 2010 at 10:54 AM  

Nice food pix as well :)

Tummy Rumble April 3, 2010 at 12:07 PM  

@fatboybakes: hahaha.. hello hello.. thanks for dropping by..

Tummy Rumble April 3, 2010 at 12:07 PM  

@Uli: hey man, thanks for dropping by.. These pics were taken quite some time back.. They don't look that nice lah..

babe_kl April 4, 2010 at 11:47 AM  

nice blog here! wat took you so long to intro yrself at my blog???

thenomadGourmand April 4, 2010 at 10:06 PM  

HAha.. can see tht u got some floggers hoppin by now ;)

The Jap bakery plc is Haikara Style Cafe & Bakery - right at the grd floor of E-tiara service apt. Good food & baked goods.

Tummy Rumble April 5, 2010 at 12:38 AM  

@thenomadGourmand: haha.. yea.. okok, will check that place out then.. :)

Anonymous,  October 22, 2010 at 12:41 AM  

I definitely want to read more on that blog soon. By the way, rather good design this blog has, but don’t you think it should be changed every few months?

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