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Deny it as much as you will, but the truth is, we could never get tired of good ol’ French fries. This staple is perfect for sharing as a side dish during summer outings or solo dining while you’re chilling at home. The familiar taste of crispy goodness hits the spot every time, and if you think you have tried them all in Hong Kong, think again.
From classic fries to sweet potato cuts, there’s a huge variety of French fries to try in Hong Kong. Here are some of our favourite spots that you can’t miss.
New York-based fast-food concept 375 makes its way to Hong Kong! While the thought of fast food might turn people off, what makes 375 different is its healthier approach—no additives and no fillers. The meat served here is also halal, catering to more diners with dietary restrictions. While the crispy and juicy fried chicken is the signature offering, the truffle Parmesan fries can’t be missed. Made with Idaho potatoes, truffle oil, Parmesan cheese, and truffle mayo, the loaded fries are freshly cut every day and fried to perfection.
375, 79–83 Queen’s Road Central, Man Hing Commercial Building, Central | (+852) 3751 5181
The Alp at Lounge Hakuba is a hip spot in Causeway Bay inspired by the lifestyle of Hakuba alpinists in Nagano, Japan. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect imaginary winter getaway amidst the hot summer in Hong Kong? The lodge-inspired café has great brunch offerings and happy hour izakaya dining but the zucchini fries are a must to complete your meal.
The Alp at Lounge Hakuba, Unit 302, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay
Hipster diner in Soho and Causeway Bay helmed by Asia’s Best Female Chef in 2017 offering truly delicious baos (包)—what more can you ask for? The brainchild of May Chow, Little Bao is well-known for its fluffy white buns and its East-meets-West offerings. But the truffle fries are a must, complete with braised shiitake tempeh, truffle mayo, and sweet pickled daikon for finger-licking goodness. Vegan options are also available so be sure to let the staff know.
Previously just a little gem in Central, Check-in Taipei recently opened its second branch in Tsim Sha Tsui, welcoming crowds in Kowloon. It has all the Taiwanese signatures, from beef noodles (牛肉麵) to lu rou fan (滷肉飯), but also innovative dishes such as pork floss egg crêpes and egg yolk taro balls. The sweet potato fries are a sure winner. Made from sweet potato and paired with a sweet and spicy plum sauce, you can expect a crunchier and sweeter side dish to complement your meal.
Tucked under an assuming stairway in Central, Veda is easy to miss. This vegetarian restaurant is all about celebrating the Earth and all that comes with it, so expect healthy dishes that don’t sacrifice flavour and texture. Start your meal with a bowl of Veda’s freshly cut truffled polenta fries, which are topped with shaved Parmesan cheese and truffle mayo. From there, you’ll be munching your way through its Indian-inspired menu in no time.
Veda, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Ovolo Central, Central | (+852) 3755 3000
Bengal Brothers takes inspiration from the bustling street-side eateries of India, catering to those looking for a quick bite. The kati roll is the main draw here, but the gunpowder fries are also popular. These Indian street fries are a great accompaniment to the rest of the menu, seasoned with an in-house spice mix that’s meant to capture authentic Bengali flavours.
Having only steak and fries on the menu might raise a few eyebrows but hear us out—there’s nothing like good fries paired with a juicy steak. Paying tribute to Parisian entrecôte (premium cut beef) steakhouses, the simplicity at La Vache! is its best asset. The no-fuss menu ($398) of freshly-made fries, green salad, and marbled prime ribeye topped with the restaurant’s in-house sauce is a sure delight to your tastebuds.
We’re definitely spoilt for choice when it comes to burger joints in the city, but one that should be on your list is Burger Circus. This all-American diner serves freshly ground burgers, house-made milkshakes, and lip-smacking good fries. Choose between the classic fries; chilli fries made with chilli, cheddar, sour cream, and jalapeño; or the jalapeño poppers, filled with cream cheese and ranch dip.
Burger Circus, 22 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 2878 7787
Potato Corner is a crowd favourite French fries outlet from the Philippines, boasting over 25 years of history. From its humble beginnings as a small kiosk in shopping malls, the on-the-go brand is now available in Hong Kong at multiple locations. Made fresh upon ordering, you can choose from a variety of flavours for your fries. There’s classic cheese, barbecue, chilli barbecue, sour cream, wasabi mayo, and more!