There are many who are happy about the news that A&W and it’s root beer float and coney dog will be making a return to Singapore. For those waiting impatiently for the return of A&W because they missed the classic hotdog associated with Coney Island, they may find a good substitute at AJ Hotdogs and Subs in Havelock II.
AJ Hotdogs and Subs is a new eatery in Havelock II. It is essentially a fast food outlet where the menu is at the counter where you place your order and pay. The interior decor is fairly basic but they put in some effort to make the place nice with colour panels and simple decorative pieces on the walls. The pleasant small space can accommodate about 30 diners.
AJ Hotdogs and Subs serves American street food. The menu has items such as Pulled Beef Dog, Philly Cheese Steak, Meatball Sub, Loaded Burger, fries, snacks and ice cream. There are various combo meals and promotional sets.
We ordered a Classic Cheese Burger ($6.80). We paid $3 extra to make it a set, which meant we got fries and a soft drink. We also ordered the Classic Dog ($4.80). The wait for the food was about 10 minutes. We collected the food from the counter when the buzzer indicated that what we had ordered were ready. The food was simply presented on paper food trays.
The Cheese Burger was simple unpretentious stuff. There was no fancy ingredient or gimmicky sauce. The pared back cheese burger was tasty with well-seasoned, perfectly cooked beef.
The fries which came with the burger lacked consistency – some of the fries were well done and crispy but some were slightly overcooked.
The Classic Dog was a rather large sausage in between milk roll and smothered in rich ground meat sauce with chopped onions. The taste and flavour reminded us of Coney Dog Tuesdays – if only there was a cold root beer float to go along with the scrumptious hotdog.
The food we tried were of good quality and tasty. AJ Hotdogs and Subs in Havelock II is a pleasant cheery place where we can get good American street food at reasonable prices. The Coney Island hotdog was enjoyable. They don’t have root beer float but they have a promotion where you can get hotdogs and beer for $11.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
AJ Hotdogs and Subs
01-01 Havelock II
2 Havelock Road
Tel: +65 6532 2714
Nearby MRT Station: Clarke Quay