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March 13, 2009

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, TTDI

The weekend was partially spent debating about the pronunciation of P-O-P-E-Y-E-S (which rif won, dammit!). Feeling victorious, he suggested dinner at Popeyes (opposite KFC), Taman Tun Dr. Ismail.With McDonald’s lunch sets at RM5.95, I felt the pinch forking out so much for a 2-piece chicken combo (RM9.90) and 3-piece combo (RM11.95). We had no choice but to take the “original” flavour as our request for “hotnspicy” was immediately shot down with, “No more! Finish already”. I don’t see why they can’t just make more chicken, as there were quite a few people behind us.Popeyes boasts of their “cajun-style” chicken which sets them apart from KFC. While the skin was crispy, I thought the chicken tasted bland and boring. We had them LUKEWARM because the staff gave us the remaining chicken pieces on the tray. Such a letdown. The mashed potato rocks. The gravy has bits of meat and chilies, and the mash was creamy, yet still retaining a nice, grainy texture. The addition of chopped pickles gave the coleslaw a tingly taste. It has a crunchier bite as the vegetables were not shredded to death. The biscuit reminds me of a cross between scone and bread. The crunchy, biscuit-y outsides revealed a soft, savoury centre which was delicious eaten with mashed potatoes. Good stuff, and best eaten while it’s hot.Service needs PLENTY of improvement. The staff were rude and impatient, as though they were forced to work. Popeyes is slightly more expensive than KFC, but since they don’t have 5% tax YET, it works up to about the same. In conclusion, I like KFC’s chicken better but Popeyes’ side dishes are much better. If only I could have KFC’s fried chicken with Popeyes’ side dishes…

Ambiance: 7/10
Price: 7/10
Taste: 5.5/10 (chicken), 7.5/10 (side dishes)
Verdict: Average tasting chicken, nice side dishes & service with a frown.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1
Taman Tun Dr. Ismail
Kuala Lumpur
03 7710 1198


17 Responses

  1. Sean

    gosh, we had the opposite experience with the service a month ago. the staff who took our order and served us were really nice.
    their fish is worth a try if you return (tastes fairly fresh and unprocessed). but i agree about the chicken…

  2. J2Kfm

    wait, but most commented that Popeye’s fried chickens exceed the others?

    maybe i’ll stick to good old KFC?

  3. Bangsar-bAbE

    Sean – Fish huh? I'll bear that in mind should I dine there again. =)

    J2Kfm – I didn't think so lor…plus mine was not piping hot.

    If you asked me, I still think KFC's chicken tastes better. >)

  4. Selba

    Eh… a different popeye! We also have popeye fried chicken & seafood but not with "Louisiana Kitchen"

    It looks yummy!

  5. Bangsar-bAbE

    Should be the same Popeyes, no?

  6. backStreetGluttons

    but then again ,olive oyl would have been ( as always ) thrilled with Popeye in whatever form , even minus the spinach
    LOL !

  7. Bangsar-bAbE

    Hahahaha…true true! =D

  8. foodbin

    the side dishes sounds commendable.

  9. Bangsar-bAbE

    they are quite good, but don’t expect fantastic… ;)

  10. worldwindows

    Bad service is a big turn-off. The scones look exciting!

  11. Sapuche

    Hi Bangsar-bAbE. I don’t know if you’re a fan of “memes,” but I have one for you at my blog! Also, you’ve succeeded in putting me in the mood for some crispy fried chicken. :)

  12. Bangsar-bAbE

    worldwindows – I know!! The scone/biscuits were interesting =)

    Sapuche – I’ve never done a “meme”, but this sounds fun! Go get your chicken fix then! =DD

  13. xin

    went there the first day they opened the restaurant, and the food was disappointing. guess i wont return there for another few months =/ i still prefer macd spicy fried chicken!

  14. Bangsar-bAbE

    Hopefully the food quality will improve by then! =)

  15. Anonymous

    Just had lunch there today. Staff were very nice. Food was piping hot! hot! hot! Fish was nice and flakey. Beats KFC anytime!

  16. Bangsar-bAbE

    Good to know they bucked up on service. I’ve yet to try the fish, but I just might after hearing people rave about it!

  17. Anonymous

    how about the shrimps?..i heard that theyre realllly reallllly reallllly nice…(drools drools and drools some more)..

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