A few weeks ago, we told all of you that Popeye’s has released Chicken & Waffles, which will only be on their menus until 28 April. Today, we’re going to give you the low-down on this new contender in the Chicken-Waffle arena. Is it worth the hype?
Popeye’s is all about fried chicken, so it’s no surprise that their “chicken” side of this dish would be tasty. The fried chicken was crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside. It was also full of smoky Cajun flavours that Popeye’s is best known for. Slightly spicy and with a satisfying crunch, we haven’t got much to complain about here. However, it could definitely have done without the nacho cheese and chili sauce which were both a tad too artificial-tasting.
A really good waffle should look something like this: thick and golden-brown, crisp on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Sadly, the waffles at Popeye’s aren’t exactly to die for. They definitely had the crispness nailed but sans the soft and fluffy.
Overall, Popeye’s Chicken & Waffles are pretty ok, considering the low price point ($6.90 for ala carte, $8.90 for a meal including a drink and side). While it wasn’t terrible, it’s not quite a list-topper either. The dish is a pretty good low-budget option but it would have been nice if it was more satisfying.
Check out this list of restaurants that you can go to for more spots to get your Chicken & Waffle treat!
1. Montana: With a Southern twist
If you’re in love with all the smoky spices of Southern cuisine, then this is the place to get it. Their fried chicken has a golden-brown and crispy batter, which breaks open to release a mouthful of juicy, tender, and flavourful chicken meat. As for the waffles, we’re delighted to say that they’ve achieved that perfect balance between crisp and fluffy, resulting in a light, comforting waffle that’s a worthy complement to the chicken. The dish is served with homemade spicy coleslaw and corn salsa that keeps it from being too heavy.
Find it at 1 Selegie Road, #02-25, PoMo, Singapore 188306.
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2. OverEasy: All-American, always satisfying
This cheeky restaurant brings the classic American diner to Singapore, complete with thick milkshakes, juicy burgers, and everyone’s favourite chicken wings. But wait, there’s more: the chicken wings are served on top of waffles. Tender and packed full of flavour, the wings are some of the best we’ve ever eaten, while the waffles don’t let us down either. The entire ensemble comes with whipped honey butter and maple syrup. They come in American-sized portions too, more than enough for two.
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3. The Beast: Making the most of your cheat day
You either go big or go home at The Beast, Singapore’s first ever bourbon bar. Apart from a huge selection of quality bourbon, they’ve also got an amazing kitchen cooking up a chicken and waffles dish that’s a worthy addition to your cheat day menu. You’ll be served a generous piece of juicy fried chicken that’s absolutely irresistible and indulgently sinful, sitting on a bed of airy waffles. Just wait till you get to the bourbon-infused syrup. One does not simply waste alcoholic syrup.
Find it at 17 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199329
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4. Clinton Street Baking Company: Flavour Heaven
What we really love about Clinton Street’s chicken and waffles is the seasoning on the chicken, which is absolutely on point! The buttermilk adds a rich flavour to round out the intense spices, and the chicken breast remains tender while the batter is fried to crispy, golden perfection, while the waffles are soft and fluffy, infused with vanilla and more buttermilk. What really lifts this dish is the maple butter, which tastes as good as it sounds. Put all three parts together and you’ve got paradise in your mouth.
Find it at 31 Purvis Street, Singapore 188608
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5. Arteastiq: A healthier option
Now, we understand that there are two types of people: those who pig out on their cheat day, and those who still try to maintain some semblance of health consciousness. If you belong to the latter, then the chicken & waffles here are perfect for you. Instead of deep-fried chicken, the buttermilk chicken is pan-fried then placed on a bed of red onions, veggies, cashew nuts, and Thai mayonnaise. Underneath, the waffles are whole-wheat. Who says healthy foods can’t be yummy?
Find it at 333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery, #04-14/15, Singapore 238867.
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6. Revelry: Comforting and classic
Dedicated wholly to waffles, this bright and cheery cafe in Bukit Timah is already one of our favourites. Among many other waffle-based concoctions, their version of chicken and waffles is a flawless rendition of a timeless classic. It’s the ultimate comfort food: simple, straightforward, and absolutely delicious. A large, tender piece of chicken thigh with a crunchy batter sits invitingly on a golden-brown waffle that’s thick and fluffy, but still crispy. Nestled on the side of the plate is a generous serving of maple syrup you can drown the chicken in. Yum!
Find it at 21 Lor Kilat, Singapore 598123.
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7. Monniker: The ultimate level-up
The good people at Monniker looked at chicken and waffles and said “you know what this needs? Cheese and an egg.” And boy, were they right. Get the ultimate brunch meal with their immensely indulgent dish. You’ve got a slab of juicy chicken covered in melted cheddar, and sandwiched between two pieces of waffle. As if that wasn’t enough, the stack is topped with a sunny-side up smiling up at you. Are you salivating yet? We definitely are.
Find it at 387 Balestier Road, Singapore 329795.
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