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What I Ate: January 29, 2009 (Popeye's Chicken)

Posted 30 January, 2009 at 1:04am by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Recently, I've been having several conversations about fried chicken ranging from KFC to Jollibee to 99 Chicken. So, I found myself driving over to Popeye's to see if they really had a more flavorful chicken than KFC. I picked up an order of a 3-piece dinner (even though it was lunch) of spicy chicken. It had pretty good crunch, but the chicken itself wasn't really seasoned - only the breading. So, in the end, I didn't actually think the flavor was superior to KFC - pretty much the same (assuming the KFC chicken is freshly cooked and not sitting under a heat lamp drying out for several hours). It might be more crunchy than KFC's Extra Crispy, but I don't weight that very heavily.
Popeye’s Chicken - 3 piece chicken dinner

For dinner, I heated up the rest of the left over noodle soup from yesterday's Tong Soon Garden meal.
Tong Soon Garden - Seafood Noodle Soup

4 comments to What I Ate: January 29, 2009 (Popeye's Chicken)

Scott, January 30th, 2009 at 10:12 am:

  • I would agree, although I've only had Popeye's once. For a while Hardee's (don't know if Carl's Jr did it too, as I wasn't in California then) had fried chicken, and they claimed in all of their commercials that in a blind taste test people preffered it to KFC.

    I did enjoy it. It was a bit greasy sometimes, but I really enjoyed the flavor. They stopped selling it, though. *shrugs*

    Their biscuits were awful…

    …you just made me hungry for KFC.

Don, January 30th, 2009 at 11:12 am:

  • Popeye's crunchiness is the only reason I enjoy it - there are just times that texture is what I'm craving for.

Nate, January 30th, 2009 at 1:56 pm:

  • Have you been over to Jollibee's yet?

Michael Chu, January 30th, 2009 at 6:36 pm:

  • Not yet. I might try next week.