Daily: 11:30 - 22:00
Who says hearty American fare doesnt belong in a Singapore coffeeshop? Botak's Favorites brings Halal certified burgers, hot dogs and fries into the heartlands, promising quality food and service at damn good prices.
I really like the cajun chicken because the size of the chicken is larger than my palm. It's topped with lots of melted cheese and with the cajun marinade, it makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
You can pick two out of the many side dishes they offer, but I picked the corn and cajun fries.
The cajun fries are a good complement to the meal and are flavoured perfectly. The corn is also steamed and buttered. Sinful, yummy goodness.
I will be back to try out their other dishes!
The food was average at best. Portion was fair. Ordered Cajun chicken set and fish and chips. Chicken was so-so, with meager topping which I was thankful for as it was not very nice. The top-up for cheese mashed potato was terrible. It was microwaved and was edible but tasted funky. You can see for yourself in the photos.
Was there on a Saturday afternoon and students were occupying most of the seats.
Did not wait very long for the food, approximately 10-20 minutes as stated in the receipt.
And our orders:
1) Botak Set (Wanted to order the bigger one but was told it was not available), with coleslaw, double baked cheese potato, sauteed onions & 2 slices of cheese.
The cheese is chargeable at $1.00 but wasn't informed by the cashier. She just asked if I wanted cheese.
This was partner's order and he seldom ate so much. He was enjoying himself and commented "Cheaper and better than Swensen's!"
Portion is huge and they are generous with the additional sides, until partner had to give me most of the sauteed onions.
As I enjoy my meat with a little blood, the meat with the burger doesn't suit my taste because the meat was well-done.
The double baked cheese potato (I thought it was baked potato with cheese but it was mashed potato with cheese) tasted great! Additional 0.80 if you order this side.
2) Ribeye Steak (Medium rare) with vegetable stew, spicy fries & shitake mushrooms
Partner was puzzled by this action : Server waited while you test the meat. Which is good because they will change it for you if it's not done to your satisfaction!
He also commented that the meat was very tender.
The vegetable stew consisted of carrots, onions and mostly celery if I dun recall wrongly. As I dislike celery, I only ate the carrots & onions, resulting in many leftovers.
The spicy fries was served hot and crispy, kinda like a perfect combination with the steak.
We enjoyed the meal thoroughly and it looks like we will be visiting soon.
decided to try it after visiting rp campus at woodlands. to be safe i ordered cajun chicken with double baked potato & coleslaw. chicken was tender with hint of spiciness and the marinade reminded me of charcoal chicken (there is also a classic filipino chicken roast that tastes like this basted with anatto oil).
i agree with the previous review, the food does feel too satisfying. in the case of the cajun chicken i think its cheese topping overload. without the cheese i could have eaten the chicken every other day. but with the cheese i will not think of ordering the same dish within the same month. still, the dish might have gone well with fries as you can scrape-off the cheese on to the fries.
i found the double baked potato a welcome change to your regular mashed potato. the chunkiness added an enjoyable texture in your mouth. for the coleslaw i would have preferred some pineapple bits. one side dish that i thought will work well with this is salsa & chips, or even just plain chopped onions and tomatoes.
the meal was pricey for hawker stall, but to be fair it is better than the typical western food. the portions were generous and the meat was perfectly cooked. i even felt that two persons can share it if served with Java rice (not in menu though).