Finally we have an alternate taste of fried chicken in the market. We introduce you Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen – one of the outlet is located at TTDI, right opposite KFC outlet.
Popeyes’ settings is towards the orange and brown colored theme, giving a warm feel to the ambient – and of course, pretty much the color of the food that are being served there. Some of the walls show photos what looked like the streets of America back in the 50s.
The outlet at TTDI has a patio on the upper floor for those who prefer open-aired dining experience.
Chicken combo meal is probably their most ordered item on the menu. The chicken tastes good, even though it is less fragrant compared to that of KFC. The plus point for Popeye’s fried chicken is that they’re less oily and they’re consistent in size.
The side dishes were mash potatoes with Cajun gravy, biscuit and coleslaw. All of them tasted good, and certainly was a breakaway from the similar offerings from other fast-food franchises.
I love their biscuit, somehow it reminds me of the scones I had at the Italianne Kitchen in Jaya33, Petaling Jaya. We had the 2 piece mild chicken combo set at the price of RM9.90.
I would describe the chicken from Popeyes as not only being tasty with a slight touch of spice, but also that the size seem to be consistent and from my experience, being less oily as well.
As for the side dishes, I think the mashed potato is certainly special compared to what the usual offerings are. Besides the common element of potato and gravy, the mashed potato from Popeye also sports some additional spices, obviously for additional flavor but unfortunately I am no culinary expert to be able to discern what are they. The coleslaw was nothing out of the ordinary.
The Fish & Shrimp tasted good. Chunks of fresh fish meat in every bite, however it was not as nice as the ones from Manhattan Fish Market. The prawns on the other hand are rather small in sizes, there’s nothing special in it, other than being fresh. It is price at RM14.95.
While I could praise the fish fillet, the same couldn’t be said for the shrimps, which I thought to be just the average shrimp covered in crispy fried flour, nevertheless I can’t deny that it does seem fresh.
Chicken sandwich – The chicken sandwich puts McDonald’s Chicken Burger to shame. It comes with a decently sized slab of chicken meat, not the typical chicken meat patty you find on most burgers. The price is just RM5.90.
The taste, on the other hand, tells of a different story – clamped between the slightly spiced buns is a slice of cabbage and a chunk of chicken meat, dressed with sour cream – infused into a taste that really does bring burgers like McDonald’s McChicken to shame.
In one of our visits, we waited more than 20 minutes for the arrival of our final order. We thought they staff had forgotten about us as they promised initially that the waiting time was just 5 minutes. After much waiting, we finally loose our patience and went to the counter for self pick up.
In our previous trip, we were disappointed to find out that our chicken order was not our usual favorite flavor. The staff at the counter did not ask us on our preferred chicken flavor upon receiving our order. On the other hand, it had slipped our mind to state that we prefer the non-spicy variant. 🙁 Who’s to be blamed?
I find that the item that holds best value for money is the fried chicken. You paid slightly cheaper than KFC but you get bigger size portion of the meat, best part you get the option for chicken wings for non-spicy flavor.
The price is slightly cheaper compared to that of KFC but the served portion is bigger. And another thing that I like about Popeye’s is that they do have parts like the wing for their non-spicy chicken, this is unlike KFC as they do not have wings for their original recipe.
I have nothing more to add, other than that I am looking forward to my next visit to Popeye for more chicken nom-nom session. Remember to take note of their promotions to get more value from what you’re ordering.
And I’m sorry if you’re disappointed for not seeing that spinach-eating super-sailor – apparently the restaurant has nothing to do with him.
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