Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Singapore
61, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8,
#01 / 05 / 06
Tel: 6456 6522
799, Upper Changi Road
Tel: 6448 2167
2, Tampinies Central 5,
Tel: 6789 8091
1 Pasir Ris Close,
Tel: 6585 0544
437, Orchard Road
Tel: 6235 1619
10, Tebing Lane
Tel: 6441 0908
10, Sinaran Drive
Square 2, #01 -04/05
Tel: 6397 6764
10, Handy Road,
Tel: 6735 3586
Singapore’s love affair with juicy, succulent Bonafide Louisianan chicken began when Popeyes opened its first outlet here in 2001. Ten years and ten outlets later, Popeyes Singapore is still growing, providing chicken lovers with incredible fried chicken.
But now that it has branched out into many outlets, its value hence dropped by quite alot.
First up with its food, nonetheless, it still serves a crispier and tastier chicken as compared to KFC, and the freedom to choose your sides is another plus point as one gets to try out the varieties, from fries to their unique mashed potato. Another recommendation would be their chicken nuggets, which are bite sized and the complimentary sour and sweet chilli sauce further improves the whole feel.
Their biscuits remain as one of their signature features although it can be a little pricey to buy just one on its own as compared to it being included in the whole set meal. However, the caramel sauce that used to come with the biscuits is now being replaced by grape jam which obviously is incomparable.
That said, with it opening its outlets at various heartland malls and shutting down the first and only one at Terminal One of Changi Airport, there seem to be a difference in the whole atmosphere and originality of the brand name and image itself.
Although Popeyes is known for its delectable fried chicken, the quality of the chicken dropped after Popeyes started franchising in other parts of Singapore as well. I recently went to the franchise at Ang Mo Kio and boy, the fried chicken was so oily! I felt like I had tons of oil swimming in my stomach after the meal. Furthermore, the service at Ang Mo Kio was quite bad- the staff was slow in processing orders and did not seem to have a sense of urgency to quickly serve the famished customers. I remembered having the similar experience at Toa Payoh's outlet too. Thus, I would rather eat Popeyes only when I go to the airport as I believe that outlet has the best quality fried chicken as compared to the other outlets in Singapore.
The highlight of the meal for me is the biscuit. An inconspicuous, dull looking piece of pastry, it certainly does deliver far beyond your expectations. Coupled with a layer of strawberry jam, the simple sweet goodness makes the perfect end to a rich and oily meal.
The chicken however, is very mundane to me. It is drier than KFC’s chicken and also has less juicy sweetness. The meat seems more substantial but the taste fails to satisfy. At a higher price also, I think it is not so worth it.
Overall Popeyes’ concept is great for its sides, specifically the fries and the biscuit, but for fried chicken I would most probably choose to go back to good old KFC instead.
The chicken is fried to perfection, leaving a crispy exterior that is not too thin, yet not too thick till you get sick of it. After getting past the crunchy outside, the chicken is soft and fleshy inside. It’s so tasty and delicious, you’ll get hooked onto it instantly. The drumstick is my favourite part of the chicken, it’s moist and tender, unlike the other parts which can be quite tough and dry.
After getting your Popeyes order, get the receipt and go to the website stated at the bottom. Fill in the feedback form and tada! You can redeem another piece of fantastic fried chicken for free on your next purchase!
The mashed potatoes are filled with chunks of meat and delicious, generous gravy, which makes the eating experience so, so satisfying. I have tasted mashed potatoes at restaurants all over the world and yet none come close to how good Popeyes does theirs. What's better is that they serve this dish with a cute utensil, called a "spork" - half a spoon, half a fork - so you can always achieve the perfect potato-gravy ratio.
Another thing people generally overlook, but which in my opinion cannot be missed, is the buttermilk biscuit. This is usually served piping hot (in my experience with their outlets, at least), so that when you break it in half an aromatic buttery fragrance wafts out from the biscuit. The biscuit itself is a work of art - it has a slight salty taste to it, yet tastes of sweetness at the same time. The texture is crumbly, yet firm, and when savoured together with the strawberry jam, it is pure bliss. I have friends who like to eat the biscuit together with the mashed potatoes as well.
So if you find yourself at Popeyes next time, I would recommend skipping the chicken altogether and go for these 2 of my favourites. The quality of the chicken, whether they are chicken tenders, wings, breast meat, have generally been average, in my opinion. Only these 2 items wow me every time.
In my opinion, they are by far better than KFC or Texas Chicken. Their chicken pieces are bigger (even discounting all that batter and flour), and it's cheaper too. I love their mash potato gravy - it even comes with bits of vegetables (trying to make the meal healthier I guess). And the biscuit is my favourite. Though yes, it's outer shell is rather salty, this is easily masked by some jam and forgotten once you bite into its fluffy interior.
Also, do try their chicken tenders! To me, they taste better than the chicken. They are long pieces of chicken breast fillets which are lightly battered and lightly flavoured, not as salty as the chicken pieces.
When a fried chicken craving kicks in, Popeyes is the first place that comes to my mind and the first place I'd go to without a doubt.
I am a big fan of Fish and Chips (or fries). I have always been one since I can remember. The first time. The first few times I had Popeyes, I had the chicken. It was not too bad. But I always feel that as long as the chicken is not tender and juicy, it is not the best. I would say that the chicken is of a passable standard.
Their fish, however, blew my head off. I think they have the best tasting fish and chips there is in Singapore. The outer layer of the fish is covered with a thin batter which is very crispy and hard. The inside, holds a steaming white surface of fish which is moist and soft. The combination is wonderful. Costing about $7+ for the combo, it comes with two slices of fish, a biscuit, a drink and a side dish. I always pick their mashed potato as it has a unique mix of meat chunks in the gravy which adds texture to the dish as a whole.
I would choose Popeyes over any other fast food, any day!
It tastes totally different from KFC and there’s no better one because I think it’s up to one’s preferences. It isn’t less or more oily. It’s less juicy than KFC’s though but the skin was crispy and yummy too!
If there’s one thing that outstands KFC, it would be their mashed potato. It contains some kinda of herbs and bits and it tastes way way way better than KFC’s! It’s not even close to those typical mashed potatoes. It’s really special and delicious! Everyone should try their mashed potato!
Their Cajun Cheese Fries are newly launched but it’s not nice. If you want some cheese fries, go to KFC instead. It’s not all that cheap at Popeyes but today there was a special promotion of 5 pieces of chicken at just $5.90! That is such a deal! My friends and I went of course! Popeyes fried chicken is nice but it’s not better than KFC. I prefer KFC for its chicken and cheese fries but I’m so going back to Popeyes to get more mashed potato!
Another great aspect lies with their fries. it is totally different from that of McDonald's or those that can be found at KFC. very crispy on the outside entirely filled with potato on the inside. unlike that of McDonald's it is much less salty and unlike that of a typical fast food joint, the fries do not leave a weird after taste on the tongue.
they have pretty good calamaris as well although a bit costly for the portion given. over all however, Popeye's serve good food at an affordable price. only pity though, is that i can't help but realise that the quality has somewhat decreased over the years. probably after all the hype has blown over. the size of chicken pieces vary from time to time which might or might not help decide if it is worth the money or not. But in terms of taste, Popeye's still deserve compliments and recognition for its assortment.
Also, after having a delectable meal at Popeyes, we can take a leisurely walk around Changi Airport to digest the food and simply soak in the atmosphere in Changi Airport.
However, I cannot generalize the above to all the outlets of Popeyes in Singapore. Ever since more and more Popeyes began to pop up all around the tiny island of Singapore, I felt that the standard of the food has dropped significantly. I can't pinpoint exactly where, but the fried chicken just does not taste as good as it did in the past.
If you are trying Popeyes for the first time, I'd still advise trying the outlet at Changi Airport.
Do not throw away the receipt yet, you can redeem a free bonafide chicken within a month after completing a short survey and note down the code on it. Within a month you have to redeem it and you can enjoy an additional fried chicken without any purchase. I guess this is the part that attracts me too.
Currently they have introduce cheese sauce at 80 cents but I think KFC is better for its cheese sauce. However it is the crispy chicken that I will be aiming for. If you have not tried Popeye, go try it and you won't regret it.