Stussy Sista •
17 May 2010 • 11 reviews • 0 follower
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.