Thursday, 30 January 2014

Burgers, Fried Chicken and Fries @ Bad Boy Cooks, Ara Damansara

It was a public holiday and supposedly, the plan was to do some CNY shopping but unfortunately, I had to be called in to work.  Pretty depressing, actually.  So after a long afternoon working, I decided to shove off my diet plans and head for some greasy, unhealthy but satisfying burgers and fries (yes, that’s what stress do to you).  The first thing I thought was, why not try out this Bad Boy Cooks @ Oasis Square, Ara Damansara.

Ever since it was opened, the place is always crowded and it did look like a decent American-style diner with good food.  Just looking at the menu, I must say the pricing seems unreasonably low.  A burger at less than RM10, it did seem like quite a deal.  Also, for just an additional RM1, you can complete the meal with a choice of iced green tea, iced lime juice or iced lime tea.  Looks like there may be hope for our wallets!

KS ordered the Cajun Chicken (RM 12) from their house specials menu.  The grilled chicken was marinated with Bad Boy Cajun spices, topped with brown sauce and served with whipped potato and coleslaw.  It sounded nice but the real thing is slightly far from our expectations.  Besides the juicy grilled chicken, the rest of the dish is not piping hot, as though it has been cooked and cooled for hours.  It would have been a great dish had it been served hot as the chicken had some great flavour.

As for me, I came for only one purpose and that’s burger.  I ordered the Fire Bird (RM 9) – pan-fried chicken breast topped with spicy chilli mayonnaise, cheese, tomato and coleslaw served with long cut fries.  Firstly, the visuals didn't look impressive or appetizing - not something you'd expect from a place like this.  Secondly, the portion was disappointingly small, not just the burger but also the amount of fries (fries was good).  Lastly, in terms of flavour, the chilli mayonnaise managed to save a bit of the otherwise bland burger.  Not to mention, my burger came very late after KS finished his chicken.

Since we underestimate the serving size, we had to make an extra order as we’re still haven’t reach the 70% full mark.

Luckily, this last dish we ordered was pretty good and quite satisfying.  The Fried Chicken (RM 10) - a piece of golden brown chicken breast breaded with Japanese breadcrumbs, served with homemade coleslaw and cut fries (RM10), topped with Pomodoro sauce.  This tomato-based sauce was, again, cold and quite watery.  In fact, the bottled tomato sauce did a better job.  But that aside, the chicken is cooked to perfection - very succulent and crispy.  Definitely a thumbs up for the chicken.

It was quite a disappointing experience as we didn't expect it to be so fast-food style.  Well, we did get what we paid for and so, can’t really complain much.  If I want a quick and light snack, it would probably be a good place to hang out given the small portion.  But, for a proper meal, I might need to think twice.

Bad Boy Cooks
Lot R-07, Oasis Square
Ara Damansara
47301 Petaling Jaya
GPS:  3.113782, 101.57466

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