Went to Butterscotch last Saturday. It was almost a wasted trip. You see, I had been having cravings for sweet foods for a few months already. Those exquisite cakes and whatnots. The last time that I wanted to check out Butterscotch, it was on a Monday and they are closed on Mondays. Last Saturday, we rode to Bukit Merah Central to finally have a fix. When we got there, we saw that it was already a full house except for a couple’s table near the window. From the outside, we could tell the place is really small. It can only cater to maybe about maximum 30 pax. Seeing the empty couple’s table, we remained hopeful and tried to ask for it. However, we were told that we have to be placed on a waiting list as there were already 2 other groups before us waiting for a table. Estimated waiting time was about an hour. We decided to cancel our Butterscotch plans and I was really bummed. Another disappointment. We asked if we are able to make reservations for future visits but they said no, they do not do reservations. I kind of understand that. The place is too small to cater a reservation service.
So we tried to think of other halal dessert cafes. Hubsy suggested Marelle Cafe at Arab street. Not so keen on that one. Been there twice. The place is not that bad despite the long waiting time but I wanted to try someplace new. He told me to contact my bro and his gf (Mia), see where they are and maybe we can meet up. I owe them a treat. Texted my bro and he told me they were on their way to Butterscotch. What a coincidence! Cut the story short, we ran back to Butterscotch to put ourselves on the waiting list. We didn’t mind the long wait since we would have some company. While waiting, we went to get some toiletries but shortly after, cafe called to say we got a table. Nice surprise! Expected a longer waiting time.
Off we go. Bro & Mia came about half an hour later. Orders are placed at their counter and paid upfront as well. They will then hand to you their table number that comes in a form of a gigantic peg and a bucket of cutlery. Hubsy ordered their chicken chop which, I had forgotten to take a snap of. I really love their chicken chop! It came with wedges and coleslaw. The chicken steak was grilled to perfection. The meat was soft and not dry. Love how they drenched the steak with the mushroom sauce. The mushroom sauce, I can tell they made it from scratch and not some ready made sauce you can get at stores. Wedges were crunchy. Not too thin and not too thick. Not salty nor tasteless. Can’t tell you about the coleslaw though… I was already full from the briyani I eaten a few hours before but I couldn’t stop to take a few spoonfuls of it. Will definitely get that on my next visit. Even Hubsy commented that it is so much better than Badoque.
Drinks, Hubsy ordered Mango and Cranberry juice with peppermint leaves. I ordered a Iced Peppermint Mocha. The latter was ok. Nothing to rave about, just a normal glass of chocolate drink. I can definitely taste the peppermint so its not a flonk. Somehow I love Hubsy’s drink. You see, I am not a berries kind of person. I always shy away from any drinks containing berries in it but I really really like this drink. I thought it would be sour but its not. It has the nice tint of sourness but its sweet. Not too sweet.
For the desserts, I ordered to share, lemon meringue cake and churros. For the lemon meringue cake, I would say it was good but not that great. Not too sweet, which I like but wish there is more lemon-ny flavour in it. I can’t review much about the churros because this is my 2nd time eating it. But nothing to complain.. Churros were crispy yet soft. When i hold it up high from the tips of my fingers, you can see that they are slowly breaking apart. Not sure if that is bad or good. The chocolate sauce was what a normal chocolate sauce should be.
Drinks and Lemon Meringue
Bro and Mia ordered churros and “Chocolate Ecstasy” which is what you would call Waffles with ice cream. When it came, we were all surprised that its not a typical ice cream on waffles presentation. They plonked 1 big scoop of vanilla ice cream on a baby chocolate waffle and placed another 3 baby waffles in a triangle set around the ice cream. Drenched it in chocolate fudge and chocolate chips. Hubsy mentioned that the waffle itself is chocolatey. I was getting to be too full at that time so could not really savour the dessert but I think its good. No picture for this, sorry. It was only taken by Mia.
All in all, I was pretty satisfied. Waiting time was not that long. I would definitely come back here again to have my chicken chop and try out the other desserts! But maybe on a weekday… Check out their Facebook page which is their official webpage. Lotsa salivating pictures… Really hope they can expand their cafe or open a new branch somewhere else. They definitely have potential to go big!
Hubsy & Bro
Mia and me