Saturday, November 15, 2008

The hunt for the best mashed potato in Singapore

Where in Singapore can one find the best mashed potato?

The answer may be a subjective one depending on the eater's preferences. Whatever it is, I shall attempt to search for the best mashed potato in Singapore. This series of post is dedicated to a good friend of mine. I overheard her saying that she has a liking for mashed potato. May she find simple pleasure reading about nice mashed potato in Singapore.

If you should know of any place that I should check out for nice mashed potato, please leave me a comment, would you? Thank you.

I shall begin this series of posts with the mashed potato with Cajun sauce from Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits. The reason is that I have a liking for the buttermilk biscuit from this fast-food chain-restaurant. As such, it did not take much effort on my part to travel to a Popeyes Chicken & Biscuit outlet to sample the mashed potato with Cajun sauce.

I ordered a 2-pc chicken set that comes with a biscuit, 2 pieces of chicken, a regular drink and one regular side (I chose the mashed potato). I then ask to add a regular coleslaw. All these for a total of $9.40.

One regular-size mashed potato with Cajun sauce would cost $2 on its own.

The Cajun sauce is delightfully interesting. It's mildly spicy but not hot. The mashed potato has a rather chunky texture rather than creamy texture. Yet, it remains generally smooth. The only thing is that I find the Cajun sauce a little too salty for my taste. I would just settle for the regular-size instead of a larger size.

The mashed potato aside, I love the buttermilk biscuit from Popeyes and would travel long distances just to satisfy my craving of it. The buttermilk biscuit, with maple syrup, will be a lovely and delightful treat for me.

Where to find Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits in Singapore:

- Singapore Changi International Airport, Terminal 1, Viewing Mall Central, Level 3
Opening Hours : 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

- Singapore Changi International Airport, Terminal 3, B2 Mall @ T3 (Basement 2)
Opening Hours : 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Tel : (65) 62475521

- Singapore Flyer,
30 Raffles Avenue, #01-07
Singapore 039803
Level 1, #01-13
Opening hours: Daily from 9 a.m. - 12 midnight
Tel: (65) 6338 8300

Other posts in the series

KFC whipped potato
Oktober Fest mashed potato
Kenny Rogers Roasters mashed potato
Western Chow's mashed potato salad ham
Belly's Western Food mashed potato
Astons Express mashed potato
Secret Recipe mashed potato
Billy Bombers' mashed potato
Simply the best mashed potato to yours truly - made by my grandmother*
Chippy British Take Away mashed potato
Mashed potato from Saucisse Cafe
Garlic Mashed Potato from Breeks! Cafe
Yes! Asian Cafe baked mashed potato
Mashed potato from Paulaner Bräuhaus' Sunday Brunch
Ragazzi the Italian Kitchen mashed potato
Mashed potato from My Dad's Kitchen
Jalapeno's Pepper's Home Style Mashed Potatoes
The Mussel Guys Seafood and Steak Restaurant's mashed potato
Brewerkz's White Cheddar Mashed Potato
The mashed potato recipe
The making of my grandmother's mashed potato
Madam Lin's Restaurant Asian Street Food's mashed potato
Faz's Grill's mashed potato
Hog's Breath mashed potato
BBQ chicken's mashed potato
The mashed potato on Secret Recipe's Shepherd Pie
Border's Bistro's mashed potato
Kenny's Western Food's mashed potato
Miss Clarity Cafe's mashed potato (One of my favourite)
Mashed potato from Gourmet Martz Western Food
Arnold's Fried Chicken's mashed potato
Aerin's mashed potato
Cosafe Maid Bar & Restaurant's mashed potato
NUS Arts Canteen's Western Food Stall's mashed potato
Seasons Reasons' cheesy potato
Big O Cafe & Restaurant's roasted garlic mashed potato
Miss Clarity Cafe's country mash
Brotzeit's mashed potato
Lava Rock Grill House's mashed potato salad
Botak Jones' cheese potato
Mashed potato from Bobby's @ CHIJMES
Mashed potato from Western Food stall, Kopitiam, Changi Airport Terminal 3.
Hot Tomato Express' mashed potato
Outback Steakhouse's mashed potato
Vittles' mashed potato
MEGAbites Cafe's mashed potato with bolognaise
Mashed potato from SOUPerlicious!
Mad Jack Cafe's mashed potato
Mashed potato from Western Cuisine Stall (SMU's food court)
Mashed potato from Fromage
Recharge station's mashed potato with mushroom sauce
Empire State's mashed potato
The better ones thus far
Mash 'n' Spuds, and hand-whipped potato from Potato Farmland
Tony Roma's mashed potato
Uno Beef House's mashed potato ball
Werner's Oven's mashed potato
Mashed potatoes from Bistro @ The Gardens
Stoemp from Brussels Sprouts
Mashed potato from The Pump Room
Chili's Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Sour Puss Cafe's mashed potato
Ilmaz Western stall's mashed potato
Cafe Cartel's mashed potato
Oomphatico's mashed potato with feta
Robin's food experience's mashed potato
Tierney's Gourmet's mashed potato
The Grinning Gecko's mashed potato
Mash with assorted green from Sunset Tavern
Fisherios Fish N Chips' mashed potato
Chili's mashed potatoes with black pepper gravy
Erich's Wuerstelstand's mashed potato
Lava Rock Grill House's mashed potato with gravy
Le Aranda's mashed potato
Swiss Butchery's mashed potato
Hooters' mashed potato
Te Gem's mashed potato
Oui Oui the Food Stall's mashed potato


carcar said...

oh i like popeyes too! had it once in airport sometimes before i went oversea.

ya i like the biscuit and maple syrup too! but the mashed potato... hmmm, and the chicken... hmmm....

there is a 'fastfood' stall in raffles city basement, selling 'american' food : sausages and mashed potato. i cant recall the name of the stall, it is those takeaway style.

i was told by my friend their mashed potato is smooth and fine!

Doreen said...

I've never tried this before. Are they sort of similar to KFC?

oceanskies79 said...

carcar: Thanks for the tip on the take-away style. I think it's a British style take-away stall. I shall check it out. Thanks again.

err.....what about the mashed potato of popeyes.....?

Doreen: Similar, but they taste different. I love Popeyes' buttermilk biscuits. KFC doesn't have such nice biscuits.

EastCoastLife said...

Occasionally having mashed potato, when consuming KFC meals.

Will try your recommendation and Carcar's, when I am there.

oceanskies79 said...

eastcoastlife: In a few days time, you will get to read my review of KFC's whipped potato. More mashed potato review will follow. I still need time to check out Carcar's recommendations.

emily said...

i love popeyes. esp their whipped potato. i say its #1. the one at nicoles cafe in UCC is not bad too. but their serving is MASSIVE!

oceanskies79 said...

Emily: Thanks for the tip about the mashed potato at nicoles cafe in UCC. I shall check it out if I have the chance.