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)www.shibukei.com
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)feature.cozre.jp
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. 100%DANSHAKU, Roppongi (六本木)www.facebook.com
It’s a trail house shop selling Belgian fries. Garnishes and dippings come in more than 10 different flavors with wasabi mayo and Irish curry to name a few.
4-1-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
4. POMMES PROST, Daikanyama (代官山)www.fashionsnap.com
Typical Belgian style ‘pommes frites’ sold at a stall. There are 16 types of dipping sauces available, including avocado ketchup, mentaiko mayonnaise and green curry.
Mansado Daikanyama 2F, 10-1 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
5. 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
6. Deux Anges Baraque, Omotesando (表参道 ドゥアンジュバラック）
This is a food truck specializing in fried potatoes, owned and run by a pancake eatery ‘Deux Anges’. It offers 15 unique dipping sauces including sweet flavored ones like strawberry, black sesame, blueberry, mango, maple syrup, caramel, and chocolate.