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I have only been in this restaurant once in my entire life and I am definitely not going back there. I have walked pass by this restaurant numerous amount of times in Sunway Pyramid. Following a friend's suggestion, I was thinking "why not try this place out?". Boy was that a regretful decision.
As my friend had suggested before, he said that it is better than KFC. I definitely did not remember KFC having super oily chickens in their menus. As far as price and service is concerned, it is pretty similar to KFC and the service is definitely better and faster than KFC. It's a shame that a restaurant with good service has terrible food. I guess god is only fair.
Popeyes just tastes so authentic to me! To be honest, the fried chicken doesn’t leave much of an impression on me, but what really blew me away were their sides. For a fast food chain I wasn’t expecting much but Popeyes really impressed, I dare say that it even is at a restaurant standard.
My favorite must have is the biscuit. The biscuits (which are slightly salty, bringing the biscuit from bland to tasty) are so delectably soft and incredibly moist on the inside I was really surprised when I first tried it. The mashed potato is also in a league of its own, with a very unique flavor I can’t describe and just the right amount of meaty bits to give the whole thing a bite. Eating the biscuit and mash alone will be enough to satisfy me nad if you’ve never tried them before, you really have been missing out.
I was sick and tired and the same old fried chicken and when Popeyes join in the club, I was relieved to finally have another option for fried chicken.
I love Popeyes for their huge fried chicken and their chicken strips are thick and juicy, a portion is enough to make you feel bloated and full. With not your average side dishes, this place is definitely a breather from the usual sides of mashed potato and the likes.
Of course, this place is nothing compared to its rival chain outlets but Popeyes is definitely something not to be missed and worth trying out for.
My friends is a die hard friend of Popeye's so I decided to one day try it out with him. As we reached the place, the line at the counter was really long. We waited for about 15-20minutes in line just to order. (it was during lunch on a weekend).
The only seats available was the one at the really back area by the wall, and I noticed that it wasn't really very clean! There were oil and jam on the table, rubbish on the floor and stains even on the wall. Perhaps maybe it was during peak hours so the waitress didn't clean it up properly. So I called the waitress to clean it and she took awhile to even come and address me.
After cleaning, we tasted our chickens and it was really one of the juiciest chicken thighs I've tasted! Even the biscuits with the strawberry jam, mash potatoes and coleslaw tasted really good. I guess the flavors were good enough to counterbalance the service and environment there!
Funny that the thing I don't like most about Popeye's is the item that draws the most attention, which is the biscuit. I find it just plain tasting and salty. Nothing special, or rather it tastes like badly baked scones.
The fried chicken is just fired chicken, just like any other fast food outlet. In fact I much prefer McDonald's spicy fried chicken to this one. Basically, Popeye's is less oily than KFC's chicken but may be comparable to McD's. Not sure if it's because I'm biased but since McD's chicken is so crispy, I feel it's forgivable for them to have some oil. Popeye's is not for me, but do try and see if the biscuit is for you!
Popeyes at Bedok Point is a place I frequent whenever I am hungry for chicken and want a less oily alternative to KFC. At the 1st floor of Bedok Point and on the corridor leading to the restaurant on the 4th floor, you never fail to see a poster, propped upon a stand, advertising the deals for the week.
The architecture of the place is nice, it can be clearly seen that the management is making an effort at authenticity such that it'll literally be like a typical 'kitchen' in the United States, where patrons gather for friendly company and a good meal. A mixture of plastic chairs, sofas and comfortable cushioned chairs dot the restaurant.
Food-wise, I would advise trying the chicken that Pop-eyes is famed for. Pop-eyes does indeed serve in generous proportions and I never fear that I would not be bloated after a hearty meal. However, do consume in moderate amounts, once in a while would be awesome since the taste does just get bland after a while
Novelty item seems like an odd term to describe a fast food chain selling mainly fried chicken but that seems to be the best description at least to me. KFC seems to have been around since forever and popeyes seems to be a refreshing alternative to get my fried chicken craving fixed. The chicken is well marinated and flavourful, it is extremely crispy as well. The cajun fries are a favourite of mine as well as few places in Singapore serve cajun fries.
However, I think that after a while, I would be sick of popeyes as well as I am of the other fastfood outlets. This is "junkfood " afterall.
I think the secret weapon of Popeyes is the fluffy and scrumptious biscuit. We don't get much of this here while it is typical in America. I also like their signature slightly spicy mashed potato. It is a nice one and the best among others in a set meal. Even the coleslaw tastes like coleslaw versus the pale green gunk they throw at you in KFC. While KFC does not give you biscuit, instead it is a butter bun. To be honest, I never liked that bun and would usually leave it at the side. If we had to do a head to head comparison with KFC - the best is to compare the 2 fried chicken set from Popeyes with KFC's snack plate. First, the fried chicken. In terms of size, it is comparable with KFC. Comparing it with KRC original, KFC definitely loses out since the original seems to be a little soggy (from all that oil under its skin). Another point for Popeyes, I feel that Popeyes has marginally less oil. But Popeyes loses its ground here for spiciness, something they should address quickly here. We are Malaysians, we can handle the spiciness.
Just go and try it yourself. You may love it or hate it, but at least now, we have a place to get fluffy biscuits. The only wish is that there are more outlets.
I find that this franchise is just another Burger King to me. Where the prices are generally the same but what I got were chicken that is the most tasteless I have ever had. At the price I am paying for the meals, I might as well have went to a McDonalds.
Fast food franchises who are now competing against KFC and McDonald's tend to include unique dishes to give customers a reason to return. Burger King has their grilled chicken sandwiches whereas Papa John's has onion rings. Yes, just onion rings. IF you're looking for a quick bite and see Papa John's, just move on along. You won't be missing anything.