Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam


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Popeyes a.k.a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is a well-known American restaurant chain specialized in fried chicken. Their outlets sell fried chicken with different toppings in fast food style restaurants similar to other international fast food chains.

Branches of this chain

Popeyes at the airport

Reviewed on 2014-03-13 (Updated on 2018-08-11)

I was at the airport to pick up my friend arriving from KL. As luck would have it, his flight was delayed by hours. To fight my hunger, I decided to try Popeyes, a ‘Louisiana’ chicken serving outlet on the arrivals floor. Popeyes is part of a chain & this was to be my first ever visit.

I glanced at the menu & immediately decided on the special which was a piece of chicken, a bowl of rice & a soft drink for the very enticing price of 45,000đ. I approached the counter & my order was politely taken. Part of this interaction which impressed me was the fact that I was offered a choice of drink. This may sound finicky but most fast food places in Asia presume that a customer wants Coca-Cola & never offer anything else.

I was served my food very quickly & it looked the same as in the huge picture on display. Taste wise, the rice was very flavourless with a very starchy consistency. The chicken was juicy, fairly sized albeit a little bit salty. It was not greasy & overall I was very pleased with the chunk of breast. The Fanta was cool & wet & exactly as one would expect.

The eating area was clean & the sink with soap on hand is certainly something that I feel more eateries should have. Also, the napkins were a thicker more durable version than found elsewhere.

I shall return & am giving Popeyes 4 stars, the rice was a let down but the focus is on chicken & that was well served.