Saturday, July 26, 2008

Botak Jones, Yishun

It seems that our popular local western food chain Botak Jones has yet opened another outlet (Blk 732, Yishun Ave 5) recently so I thought I'd drop by and grab a bite for a very late lunch so as to avoid the crowd. Picked up a gammon ham and cheese sandwich with a side of jalapeƱos which turned out to be a pretty good idea as the pickled chilli worked its spicy kick on the flat salty ham and cheese. It also seemed that the sandwiches now make use of some chewy ciabattas that are similar to the muffins from McDonalds instead of regular sliced bread. Hmmmm......Does anyone else do a ham sandwich like this? The heartiness of it won me over more than anything else. I also decided to try a small serving of their whoppass chili con carne to see what it was about. Apparently, it's like a spicy ground beef bolognese which came with whole jalapeƱos inside. This stuff was not too bad as a stew I would say.

added 27/07/2008
Encouraged by the previous visit above, I dropped by for another late lunch. This time it was for the chili dawg.

The dog turned out to be quite large and slathered with a generous portion of the chili con carne and chopped onions. This was pretty good, but it's not something that you could actually eat with your hands considering all the mess from the sauce and that you'd probably need to have a rather large mouth to fit the dog and the buns for a satisfying bite. Probably one of the better ones I've had locally, but then again, it would have been nice if I could eat this with my hands.

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