Monday, March 02, 2009
I was being kiasu on Saturday evening as I wanted to get the free tickets to Singapore Flyer, but I underestimated the queue power of Singaporeans as it was long finished given out early in the day. Oh well, since we were already there, my girlfriend and I went to Popeye's for dinner!
First of all, the place was full house and lined with queues even when I left around 9. Secondly, the design of the counters and seats were very awkward that you couldn't form proper straight queues, which leaded to an unsightly and confusing crowd when you entered the place. Those who had been there would probably know what I'm talking about. Luckily the staffs were efficient enough to cut down the waiting time.
The fried chicken was rather different from your usual KFC. I felt that the skin was crisper and had a stronger salty taste to it. I think they added cajun spices and thus giving a different feel from the colonel's secret mix of herbs and spices. I wouldn't say its necessarily better, but more of a change in flavour.
Onion Rings (Add-on of $1.00)
I tried their fries and mashed potatos on other occasions and was delighted with its quality. The coleslaw was also better than you-know-where with a slightly different mix of vegetables and not being finely diced, which you could eat actual strands of it.
The onion rings were more of a disappointment with its small serving and broken pieces of rings. Carls Junior served much better ones.
Now this is the real deal that kept me going to Popeyes! Their warm biscult had a crusty outside, with a smooth and sponge-like texture that collapsed into a rich buttery dough in your mouth. The strawberry jam given went really well with the biscuit as it neutralised the feeling of butter overdose. I didn't know why its called a biscult because its more of like a sponge cake to me, but I guess it didn't really matter to something that tasted so good!
A four-piece meal costed $12.30 and were rather enough for two. But given its relatively troublesome locations and pricier meals, I might just stick to good ole Colonel most of the time. Perhaps when the craving comes, I will drop by to have just the biscuit!