Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ben & Nick's Diner, Subang Jaya

Still going through my archives, I thought I should highlight on a little diner that I was introduced to when a friend of mine came back from overseas earlier this year. Fancy that! Someone who hasn't been around for a couple of years bringing me to a diner that had opened not long ago. So, we killed "two birds with one stone" that night, catching up over dinner and me taking photos of food as usual.

Tucked away in a rather obscure area, one would probably miss this place during the daytime. Come night time though, the bright B&N neon lights of Ben & Nick's Diner calls out to us. Driving along the road that is currently going through some road works, we arrive at this small but pleasant diner located at an apartment building.
B & N lights

B & N interior
We were warmly greeted by Sonny and Christine, who recommended us on what to order. Their son, Ben is the chef while Nick, the other son drops by once in awhile. The diner is rather small but pleasant and cozy with a seating capacity of 50. So, do call in advance if you're thinking of bringing a big group there. There are only several tables inside and some outside which was where we sat as we preferred alfresco dining.

Combo Blanket - Chicken
Combo Blanket - Beef
C ordered the Combo Blanket (RM18.90 nett/USD5.90) which is a combination of Australian chilled sirloin and specially house marinade grilled Cajun chicken smoked with beef bacon, onions, cheddar, mozzarella cheese and fresh white button mushroom. These were tortilla wrapped and smacked in the center of the plate was an adequate serving of Caesar salad too. I preferred the chicken as it was more flavourful of the two. Oh, do remember to eat them quick while warm. For one who is a food blogger, it can get a bit dry after the entire photo shooting session. Hahaha....Well, I would definitely order this again.
Cajun King Prawns
As for me, I had the Cajun King Prawns (RM29.80 nett/USD9.30) - Grilled king prawns seasoned in cajun spice and sauteed with veggies and served with buttered rice. I loved this dish; the prawns were huge, really fresh and springy! Peppered with spices, I slowly savoured each bite of the prawns and cleared the plate clean!
Garlic Bread
We had ordered Mushroom soup too (which I forgot to take a pic of) but what C and I enjoyed more was the Garlic Bread! I think we had about 3 orders of them! It came slathered with a generous amount of herbs and garlic butter.
B & N alfresco area

I loved sitting outside that night; the rain had just stopped and it was cool and breezy. This little diner has its charm but this is also where one needs to know that it will take a while for the food to arrive (longer if it's packed!) as the food is done home cooked style. The tiny kitchen area would attest to this fact. Be patient...for when it comes to Ben & Nick's Diner, it's truly a case of "Good Things Come To Those Who Wait".


Ben & Nick's Diner (next to Carrefour)
Lot G10, E-Tiara Service Apartments
Persiaran Kemajuan,
Subang Jaya
Tel : 016-2010189

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

Other diners : -
Neko Hime

MochaSourcream

The diner is everybody's kitchen - Richard Gutman




22 comments:

Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

I love the Cajun King Prawns... you took the pic from such a drool-inducing angle too! At first, I misread this as Ben & Jerry's though... do they serve that at Ben & Nick's? ;)

Anonymous said...

looks cozy and the food price is reasonable too! lovely! - mp

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

the prawns does look very tempting..although i might b like u with the garlic bread n another extra servings!

Crunchasarus Rex said...

I love al fresco dining too.. especially if they have Wifi.. :)
Food looks awesome..!! I love garlic bread..!

MochaSourcream said...

Next time we go there together-gether ya... Ha ha ha...

MochaSourcream said...

Of cos I don't mind u linking us to your post... Link more link more... haha

durianberry said...

lol, i would help myself to 3 servings or more of garlic bread too. These photos with the dslr is sooo teasing!

myCoffee said...

I had a pleasant dining experience there too although service was rather slow. The Cajun prawns look so delicious! Will remember to try that next time. :)

wonda said...

Your skill at photography makes the food look more delicious! We have the same type of camera but my pictures looked lousy and blur. Just like same dish different cooks, huh?

jasmine said...

have already much about this place from friends... and it's so near to where I work. Must go soon...

wmw said...

Kenny: I don't think so, but they should eh?

MP : Yes, wanna go there to eat? ;o)

Joe : Haha, you're a garlic bread fan too?

C-rex : Another garlic bread fan. Hmmm, not sure whether this place has wifi.

Mochasourcream : Hey there...thanks for dropping by. You stay near there?

durianberry: These photos were taken with my old camera! Haha...My DSLR kit lens can't go that near :p. Maybe I should use the old camera all the time when it comes to food pics.

mycoffee: Yeah, as mentioned. Good things come to those who wait ;o)

wonda : Hahaha...thanks. Same dish, different cooks! Hahaha...

jasmine : Okay, try and out and let us know how it goes with a blog post :o).

tigerfish said...

I think I need 2 orders of Cajun King Prawns! :P~~~

teckiee said...

i can see why you all order 3 more rounds of the garlic bread.. looks good

Nic (KHKL) said...

since it's in the archive, u mean the pics were taken before the dslr days ar? very nice pics leh ;)

jason said...

Looks very pleasant and relaxing. :D

daphne said...

wmw..that looks like a good find and a cozy one as well. The garlic bread sounds too good to be true!

MochaSourcream said...

I work in Subang... So B&N is nearby lor...

New Kid on the Blog said...

Nice place... hmmm... hubby didn't get to see this garlic bread, he'll sure order order.

J2Kfm said...

next to Carrefour? Persiaran Kemajuan ...hmmm, near USJ ah?
sorry directions pretty bad.

the Cajun King Prawns are, well, fit for a king, no doubt. I can imagine the tantalising sweetness and juiciness of those crustaceans.

nice shots again ... teach me some tricks next time. =P

wmw said...

tigerfish : 2 orders??? Wow! I can't eat that many prawns...Hahah...

Teckiee : Add that to the sandwich and coffee for "the" trip ;o)

Nic : Yes, before. But I still use my Lumix to take food pics...depending on the situation. The DSLR kit lens has it limitation in close up shots, heheh...

Jason : Yeah, nice place.

Daphne : It is! A pleasant find :o)

Mochasourcream : I see...good for you!

NKOTB : Hahaha...Yum! Yum!

j2kfm : Not near USJ, it's in Subang Jaya itself. Subang Parade,then Carrefour, then this apartment building. Thanks for the compliment :o)

~Christine~Leng said...

wa... new place? The king prawns look gorgeous :)

wmw said...

Christine : Hey, hope you are doing well! This place isn't that new but not that old either. When you come back, try this place with Chris lah...