Did we ever mention we love deep fried halal goodness? If we haven’t, well here we are proclaiming our love for fried halal food. We were sad to see most of Popeye’s locations close down across the GTA.
Thankfully, we were happy to see old Popeye’s locations slowly turn into Dave’s Chicken & Seafood restaurants. We first learned about them at Toronto’s Halal Food Fest 2012; however, we only got a small taste of it at Halal Food Fest.
In Ramadan we learned that Heartland (Mississauga) Popeye’s has turned into Dave’s Chicken & Seafood. Naturally, we decided to try out a couple of items from their menu. Since it was Ramadan, we decided to take-out close to iftaar time.
We ordered a couple of Hot Chicken Sandwich(es) and Chicken Xtreme Poutine.
The Hot Chicken Sandwich had a slightly different taste, but it was very close to Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich. In fact, it was very good. As we worked towards finishing our sandwiches, we realized the sandwiches may just be bigger in size or at least they appeared to be more filling than Popeye’s sandwich. We loved the hot mayo that was used; it certainly gave the sandwich a good strong kick!
Since we are huge poutine fans and were excited to see poutine, we decided to order Chicken Xtreme Poutine as opposed to their regular poutine. We enjoyed the fries, gravy and cheese, but were a bit disappointed in the fried chicken that topped the poutine. We do plan on ordering poutine again from their menu, but would like to try their regular poutine next time. The fried chicken appeared to be pulled-chicken from their chicken drumsticks. Gotta say, if we had to decide between the fried chicken in their sandwich and fried chicken drumsticks, we will likely opt for the sandwich, as the latter seemed a little bland compared to the chicken in the sandwich. The cheese curds were a nice change and gave the poutine a good strong cheesy and rich taste. It was good to see cheese curds after a long time, as we’ve noticed that many halal poutine vendors tend to use frozen shredded cheese, which sort of does injustice to the poutine.
We look forward to returning and trying out other items on their menu as well.
Dave’s Chicken & Seafood at Heartland (Mississauga): 801 Matheson Blvd, Mississauga | Phone: (905) 507-0020