Botak Jones

Would you just check that cheese out?

That melted mass on top those large brown crusted pieces of lovely fish…

Pure bliss.

As if you don’t know.

How much I love cheese.

The 3 glorious ‘C’s – they rock my world….

Cheese, Chocolate, Chilli…. oh let me throw 3 more: cupcakes, cookies, curry.

hahaha. so sue me. i know it sounds lame! but right now, I can only rely on delicious food to cheer me up.

Yep, exams begin in 2 days – and I’m up to my head with all the revision. Not to mention the number crunching. Oh you don’t wanna know. I know I’m a sociology major and I shouldn’t be flirting with numbers but oh well I have this data analysis module (think statistics) that I have to take or else I can’t graduate.

Sooooo…. when Cheryl’s stressed or down, she brightens her day with good food. And when it’s good food that’s reeeally good, it’s an absolute bonus.

Right now, Botak Jones falls under my ‘good food’ category.

I’ve been wanting to try their burgers & fish n chips for eons. Heard so much about it but never had the time to make my way down. Okay, maybe it’s because I’m too lazy to travel so far! They have 6 outlets now but they’re nowhere near the East.

Hey you guys from Botak Jones, if you’re reading this, please please do open one in Bedok or Marine Parade? I promise I’ll come by ever so often! :p

Well until they actually do open one in the East, I’d have to travel farrrr… okay maybe not that far, considering how small Singapore is!

At least I was around the area when I dropped by Botak Jones on Sunday. Was at St. Anne’s Church helping out with the outreach and the gang was thinking of places to lunch at. I immediately thought of Botak Jones! I mean Sengkang can’t be too far from Ang Mo Kio no?

Thankfully everyone else felt like having burgers & fish for lunch… so we went down… and i have NO REGRETS.

Check this out and you’ll understand:

This set meal is known as the “U-Crazy-What?” ($14).

Shared it with Alvin since we both thought it was going to be super humongous considering what his friends told him. But when it arrived, we thought it wasn’t that crazy. Sure, it was yummy but haha not that scary. Mmm or maybe because we’re huge eaters. It’s actually 3 beef batties, 150g each. We gave one to Stefan, who was starving and only had $1! Poor thing… Stefan, I will teach you how to cook, and you must cook good food for Eunice! 😉 Anyway, I thought the patties were really good though: juicy & tasty. I liked it!:

Don’t you feel like having a bite now? ;p

Here’s the Cajun Chicken that Evan had. I think he orderd the large ($13) one. It was huge! There were two huge pieces of chicken (leg and thigh). Both were char-grilled with mozarella cheese and topped with a spicy cajun sauce. Mmmm.. check out the cheese!

Adrian ordered some barbecued chicken wings ($1.50 each, min 3 per order) on top of his fish and chips… These were really yum. Loved the fact that they used garlic.

His fish and chips was HUGE…. but yummy nonetheless.

Loads of cheese, how can one not love it? I read that they use premium pacific dory, not the cheap cream one and that they season the fish then bread it with japanese bread crumbs. It’s the most popular item of the menu and I can see why. Honestly, I’m really craving for some this very moment as I type this. It comes with fries and coleslaw and they’re really generous with their portions. I think Adrian got the large version ($10.50). I am so going to order this the next time I drop by…

Botak Jones, I should have met you long ago. I’m sorry I only got to visit now! And I hear that the Ang Mo Kio one is shifting. I hope it’s some where more accessible.

Ahhhh who is up for Botak Jones? Call me, anytime!


Botak Jones
*They have outlets in Tuas, Clementi, Toa Payoh, Depot Road, Woodlands and Ang Mo Kio. Check out their website for the exact location

*Edit – 22 April 08* – They opened a Bedok outlet a few months back. It’s at Bedok North Ave 2, Blk 412. It’s just behind the library. Check the map on their website for more details. I ate there a couple of months back but wasn’t too impressed. There should be more QC.

Posted on 21st Nov 2007 in Botak Jones, burger, fish and chips, Western


There Are 15 Comments


clarisse commented on November 21, 2007 at 8:11 pm

i love botak jones too, but actually pacific and cream dory are different names for the same thing.


InspiredMumof2 commented on November 22, 2007 at 1:51 am

They have a cute and funny name, but the food sure looks irresistable :-)_


singairishgirl commented on November 22, 2007 at 2:24 am

Wow, you make me want to go there now. Mum will love the beef patties and they do look juicy and yummers. Yes yes I hope they come to the East too! Is the stall in a hawker centre? Next place to go on my list with mum. 😉


singairishgirl commented on November 22, 2007 at 2:35 am

By the way girl, best of luck for your exams. God bless.


the hungry cow commented on November 22, 2007 at 7:04 pm

I heard that Botak will be opening one at Bedok! I sure hope I didn’t hear wrongly. :p


shenzhi commented on November 23, 2007 at 1:07 am

helloo cheryl, here’s your fellow nus undergrad mugging hard for exams (you’re not alone!)..haha i’m an eastie too! i know how you feel!! i first tried the Tuas branch (’cause my internship was in TUAS!) supposedly the first branch? It was goooood. you should really go try their stuffed jalapenos (with cheese stuffings), satisfaction guaranteed. alright now, back to studying! all the best! tk care and God bless! :):)


didally commented on November 23, 2007 at 7:45 am

hey girl, u shld order their deep fried jalapenos! It’s good stuff with melting cheese oozing out. gosh, amk branch moving?? that’s the nearest branch i can get. =(


mimosa.shy commented on November 25, 2007 at 11:45 am

Hello Cheryl, all the best for your exams, God Bless. Have heard alot about Botak Jones but have not tried it..the Clementi Branch is within walking distance from my place in fact hehe


K@T commented on November 28, 2007 at 7:34 am

Hey Cheryl, love ur blog! Tried a few receipes of urs n all turned out well :). Btw, BOtak Jones is opening a new branch in Bedok this coming mon, 3/12/2007. it’s at 412 Bedok North Avenue 2 .. enjoy! 🙂


singairishgirl commented on December 3, 2007 at 1:46 pm

wow k@t, thanks for the info.


mElz commented on December 6, 2007 at 6:31 pm

botak jones is opening a new outlet in bedok. it’s out in newspaper.

anyway, you’re lucky to try it at amk. their last day was 25th! haha. now the coffeeshop is as quiet as it was without them last time.


Julie commented on December 10, 2007 at 4:17 pm

I just saw Botak Jones on my way home from Bedok Central. Its at Bedok North Avenue 2 Blk 412. Can walk from the library about 5 mins or less.



Anonymous commented on December 17, 2007 at 3:53 pm

Now you know we listen! Blk 412 Bedok Ave 2. Let me know how you like it. We listen to everyone!

Bernie “The Botak”


good-food-sg commented on January 25, 2008 at 2:10 am

give me that burger!!!!!!!!!!


rafael commented on July 29, 2014 at 1:09 pm



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