From gold dusted and kimchi-topped to crinkle cut and skinny shoestring – here’s our list of some of the best french fry creations Singapore has to offer. This is a no-diet zone.
The Craze: Here’s the recipe for truffle goodness: 800g of truffle-drenched fries, heaps of white truffle salt, fresh truffle shavings, shaved aged gruyere, and a delicate edible gold leaf. Worth the premium price tag? We think so.
Pair It With: Capellini with Pan Seared Hokkaido Scallop, Pulau Ubin Beer-Battered Emperor Snapper
We Also Love: The edgy decor complete with luxurious chandeliers, high ceilings and sprawling space.
The Craze: Isn’t it obvious? With an ideal ratio of outer crispiness to inner melt-in-your-mouth goodness, these sweet potato fries nestled under sweetly delicious clouds of torched marshmallows and cereal, finished with a light maple syrup drizzle are pretty much divine. This perfect balance of sweet and savoury comes in at under $10 – less, actually, if you consider it both a side and a dessert.
Pair It With: The Magic Shroomz burger, The Alpha Burger, Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger w/Salted Egg Mayo
We Also Love: The focus on high-quality ingredients at reasonable prices.
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The Craze: This newest fad is here to stay. Mentaiko, or marinated pollock roe, lends the sauce a delicious pink tint and an indescribably delicious flavour. It’s creamy yet light, making it the perfect candidate for a lip-smacking good time when it’s drizzled generously on crispy and piping hot shoestring fries. Sprinkled with festive nori seaweed confetti, there’s indeed much to celebrate.
Pair It With: Chili Crab Pasta, Har Cheong Gai Pasta, Truffle Wagyu Burger, Slow-cooked Pork Belly
We Also Love: The affordable grub (nothing above $21) and unique locale.
The Craze: With some of the best foods in this world combined in one satisfying dish, what’s not to like? Spicy, tangy, with a generous serving of perfectly grilled steak, this is an all-star dish for us.
Pair It With: Pan-fried Seabass on Pearl Barley with Grilled Asparagus, Southern-style Buttermilk Deep-fried Chicken with Slaw and Fries, Cumin-spiced and Mint Lamb Burger
We Also Love: Their amazing all-day $10 deals.
[CLOSED] House @ Dempsey: Pumpkin Hazelnut Fries
The Craze: Another non-potato (but welcome!) addition, House at Dempsey dishes out these straw-cut pumpkin “fries” coated with an addictive mixture of crunchy hazelnut, paprika, and chili powder. Don’t be put off by the seemingly incongruous spices- one taste will make you an instant convert.
Pair It With: BBQ Local Jackfruit Sliders, Bone Marrow & Steak Burger with Bacon Jam, Smoked Turkey Swiss Pizza
We Also Love: Their other crazy fry creations, like the Truffle Taro Fries, Curry Mustard Fries, and Smokey Lime Fries. Bold, innovative, and most importantly, delicious.
The Craze: Taste a slice of Singapore’s local flavours mixed with traditional crispy fried ‘taters! Indulgent, meaty, and oh-so-good.
Pair It With: ‘Lup Cheong’ Mac & Cheese, Prawn & Hae Bee Hiam Pasta, Banana Donuts ‘Milo Dinosaur’, ‘Teh Halia’ Creme Brulee
We Also Love: Their spotlight on local ingredients and familiar flavours.
The Craze: A true masterpiece, this decadent platter of fries is to die for. Crispy fries served piping hot and topped with generous helpings of beef con carne and cheese will make this one of the most addictive dishes you’ll ever dig into. Excuse us while we head over for just one more bite!
Pair It With: Good Old-Fashioned Mac & Cheese, Bacon Bourbon Milkshake, Grilled Three Cheese Sandwich
We Also Love: The charged atmosphere and perfect-for-sharing food.
[CLOSED]*Roots Kitchen Bar: Loaded Sweet Potato Fries with Stewed Pork, Jalapeños, and Crumbled Feta
The Craze: Loaded is the right word to describe this dish; the cool sibling of the ordinary fries (i.e. sweet potato) are crispy and chunky, and when heaped with tender stewed pork, jalapeños and sprinkles of crumbled feta, it’s not really fault if you go off your diet for one night. The fries told you to. And we understand.
Pair It With: Porcini-Mushroom Rice, Ocean Crab Pasta, Banana-Bailey, Lemon Posset
We Also Love: The edgy decor, and their selection of classy and reasonable European fare that doesn’t lose sight of its humble beginnings.
*Closed as of January 2017.
The Craze: While we dig their heavenly Truffle fries, their Cheese fries are quite possibly even more delicious. Elegantly stacked and drizzled with luscious cheese sauce, then finished with chorizo to top, Supply & Demand goes above and beyond to re-envision a smashing classic yet again.
Pair It With: La Mattina Dopo, Handmade Arancini, Risotto Alla Di Mare, Calamari Fritti
We Also Love: The glorious truffle aroma that wafts over you as you enter the restaurant – even if we aren’t chowing down on truffles we aren’t going to complain about the heavenly scent!