Monday, February 9, 2009

Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Another fast food outlet opened (re-opened?) recently in Malaysia. This time it's Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen which is located at Taman Tun Dr Ismail. Since most food outlets are closed during Chinese New Year, we took the opportunity to try out Popeye's.

We ordered a variety of their meals to share amongst us. The fried chicken was crispy and sufficiently juicy inside but I felt it lacked flavour, possibly due to less spices? But then again, we ordered the non-spicy version so maybe we should try the spicy version next time.The fish and shrimp set came with 2 slices of battered fish fillets which were very juicy and fresh. The shrimp was fresh too. We liked this set the best.For our little girl, we ordered Chicken fingers. It tasted like the fried chicken, except that it came without bones which is perfect for children. The set meals came with two side dishes of coleslaw (which had added pickles in it) and mashed potatoes. Now, mashed potatoes is practically a simple dish, but at Popeye's, the mashed potatoes is brought to a new level with their special gravy. The gravy had specks of meat and chillies in it and Popeye's mashed potatoes was absolutely the best I've ever had! The gravy is seriously addictive! Although there are chillies in the gravy it is not spicy so our little girl loved it too.We ordered also some Cajun Fries to try. Unfortunately, I don't quite like it. The fries seemed to have been fried in some sort of batter, yet it didn't taste like anything unique. I'd very much prefer Nando's Peri Chips. Now, that's fries with kick!
Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen is located at Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1 (right opposite KFC) in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. Give it a try if you're looking for something other than burgers and fried chicken! Don't forget the mashed potatoes!

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