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Botak's Favorites (Woodlands Drive)

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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.

Daily: 11:30 - 22:00

+65 68944225
$9 based on 23 submissions
Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (4 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (4 votes), Lunch (4 votes)
jamieee

Cajun chicken and fries

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!

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17 Mar 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

surprised at such a high rating

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.
18 Dec 2011 • 31 reviews • 4 followers

Cajun chicken and fries

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!

26 Apr 2011 • 26 reviews • 0 follower

Great food, great prices!

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.
18 Feb 2011 • 8 reviews • 0 follower

my 1st botak

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).

17 May 2010 • 11 reviews • 0 follower

Ah, Finally!

So yey & cheers to Botak Jones for finally embarking on a halal outlet! Though the menu is slightly less fancy (though most of the items are still available), it should receive lots of warm welcome from the muslim market here whom I know has been waiting for a halal 'Botak Jones' outlet. 

New name, though should not dilute its branding but garner more curiousity. The two times I have been there, I kept to my preferred ribeye steak. The first time I requested for medium rare, it came slightly medium but I was too hungry to care :) Good thing about Botak's service is that they care about how your steak is done. They'll ask you to cut your steak and see if you are satisfied with the doneness or rareness of your steak. That, I like.

The second time, I thought I better ask for rare if they are going to do it medium-rare but oh my, it did come very rare :) and this time, I was not too hungry so I had to ask them to get it medium-rare. My bad, though. Nevertheless, no complaint from the staff whom came back with a perfectly cooked steak.

My friends' burger and sirloin steak were satisfying as well. For our Muslim friends new to Botak, do try the double baked cheese potato - it is a welcome change from the usual fries and something I could not stop eating :) But the thing with Botak's food, personally, it always feel' too satisfying' at the end of the meal till you meet the point of 'jelakness' - like so damn full lah! Maybe it's the portion, maybe it's the taste of the food or maybe it's I'm-greedy-and-I-ordered-too-much-food! The little one at our table finished his mini-fish and chips - guess, they passed the kid's taste test with flying colours too :)

Ambience is a little lacking overall though I guess it is not Botak's fault. With a little more publicity, I am sure the place will receive more Muslim patrons whom will finally get to enjoy Halal food from Botak J. Moreover, new location is just walking distance from Woodlands MRT.