French fries, chips, pommes frites, steak fries, wedges, deep-fried potatoes, baton potatoes ….. whatever it’s called, this is an extremely popular potato dish around the world. Here in Japan it’s called ‘furaido poteto’ (フライドポテト – Fried Potatoes) so even it means a different dish elsewhere, we’ll stick to that naming in this article. Fried potatoes are eaten widely with condiments like ketchup and mayonnaise. Here are some places you can pick up tasty fried potatoes in Tokyo:
1. AND THE FRIET, Hiroo (広尾)
This shop in Hiroo uses 6 varieties of potatoes depending on what’s in season, including Bintje potatoes from Belgium. Dipping sauces comes in 10 diversified flavors: fresh coriander, sweet chilli, black truffle and more.
1F, 5-16-1 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0012
2. Robson Fries, Shimokitazawa (下北沢)
Freshly cooked fried potatoes served with cheese and gravy sauce- that’s how Canadians take their fries. You can also add extra toppings like triple mushrooms, jalapenos, and meatballs.
2-31-5 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
3. POMMEKE Gaienmae (外苑前)
Another Belgian fries shop. The sauces offered are unique, including Asian-inspired Samurai Sauce which has a spicy kick. Authentic Belgian sides like Flemish Carbonade are also available.
Halekulani Kitaaoyama 1F, 2-12-27 Kitaaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo