The Fancy Ingredients David Chang Adds To Elevate Popeyes Biscuits

David Chang's love for Popeyes might be as well-known as his affinity for caviar. All you have to do is scroll through the Momofuku founder's social media and you will see him eating caviar with potato chips, Yorkshire pudding, and yes, Popeyes. This isn't a new trend. Chang took to Twitter back in 2014 to share his gratitude for a thoughtful gift that featured the two, tweeting, " Popeyes and caviar. Momofuku Ko team is so grateful."

So, it should come as no surprise to learn that Chang also likes to pile those fish eggs on a Popeyes biscuit that is adorned with a nice layer of butter. In a TikTok video, the professional chef dubs this combo "surf and turf" and calls it one of his "favorite things to eat on special occasions." Decadent, for sure. But what is it about the luxurious and fancy nature of caviar that makes it a perfect complement to a fast food favorite?

Caviar sourced in the USA

Popeyes buttermilk biscuits may sound a little low-brow to pair with caviar, but like blinis, crackers, and bread, this flaky Southern classic allows the flavor of those salted, cured fish eggs to shine, while butter adds a delicious, creamy element that makes for a lovely bite for your taste buds. If this combo makes your mouth water, it would be easy to replicate. And when it comes to what type of caviar, "The Next Thing You Eat" host likes to get a brand called Regalis that is sourced from Idaho of all places. He is such a fan of this product from the Gem state, according to GQ, he has a co-branded line with the company.

Chang's love for marrying caviar with the unexpected spills over to the menu of his restaurant where he serves it up alongside another Southern favorite: Fried chicken. It will run you a pretty penny, but true to form and according to his website, Chang pairs it with "Platinum Osetra Caviar, chive crepes, crème fraîche, white BBQ sauce and potato chips."