Friday, June 12, 2009

A wise man once said, "Eating the right food can make or break a person's day;" and if that's really the case, then Popeyes Chicken will be one that makes not only your day, but your night as well. There is a proliferation of fried chicken restaurants in Singapore in the recent years, giving Singaporeans a wider variety of choice other than the more established Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) which opened its first outlet at Somerset in 1977. Some of these restaurants include Dallas Chicken & Ribs which started operation barely a year ago at Upper Cross Street and moved to Paradiz Center recently, Aronld's Fried Chicken located at City Plaza and Pasir Ris, and lastly,Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits which has two outlets in Singapore currently - One in Changi Airport Terminal 1 and the other at Singapore Flyer.

Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits - 3 Piece Chicken and Cajun Fries

In comparison with the more established KFC, Popeyes Chicken will come across as a refreshing alternative. If you were to dine in, you can smell the aroma of fried chicken the moment you stepped into the restaurant and that lingers onto you into your car and back home. As for the chicken parts, there is a high chance that they will be served pipping hot since the crowd is always there and the parts are fresh and juicy covered with a layer of crispy skin (read sinful but still have to eat). However, I believe that the Popeyes does not marinate their chicken. There is no sign of marinating spice or sauce seeping into the inner part of the meat unlike KFC chicken. Still, the meat is chewy and soft. Additionally, the breading of the chicken before frying is a super plus point since the skin is the first point of contact that defines the first impression of a fried chicken and the crispy skin uplifts MUD factor exponentially.

In terms of cost, Popeyes is slightly more expensive than KFC. For a 3 piece meal, which comes with a regular coke, their famous biscuits (which has a crispy crust outside and a bread-like soft on the inside and a small tub of strawberry jam) and crispy coated cajun fries costs $9.80. The parts given vary and they charge an addition 50 cents for a change of each chicken part. Overall, Popeyes chicken is getting your money worth. Good food, quality time with your loved ones by the river under the cool moonlight, what more can one ask for in life?

Mood Uplifting Determinant (MUD): 10

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