Whether you like them chunky, skinny, truffled or salty –
chances are there’s a chip you can’t resist. Some may call them fries, others
say they’re French, but we just say they’re delicious in any form. Here are
some of our favourites in Dubai.
If you’ve never tried the chips at Barasti (AED 40), then
it’s no understatement to say that you’ve been missing out on something of a
culinary life-changing experience. For these are not your run-of-the-mill fries,
they are battered. Yes, like the fish – need we say more? Served in a generous
portion, they are chunky, ridiculously crunchy and packed with flavour. Yes,
they’re a bit wrong, but they’re also oh-so right.
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Seafire at Atlantis
If you know the Dubai meat scene well, and it’s not a small
scene by any stretch of the imagination – you’ll know that Seafire at Atlantis
serve some of the best cuts of beef this side of Argentina (with a price tag to
match). However, their chips are just as worthy of rave reviews, and much
cheaper (AED 25). Not only are they cooked in steak juices (sorry vegetarians)
they also come laden with fat slices of truffle. Yes Toto, you’re in Dubai now.
Everyone knows New Zealand brand Burger Fuel do excellent
burgers, but what they also do brilliantly is chunky chips, which come with
deliciously fresh aoli for your dipping pleasure (AED 15). Salty, fluffy and
firm all at once, they’re worth an order on their own. With branches all over
Dubai, they also have a super easy online ordering system on their website.
New York Fries
If you couldn’t tell by the name, New York Fries is the
place to head to get your diced potato fix. Yep, this entire place specialises
in chips – sorry fries. Portions are huge, and the chips themselves come in a
variety of guises: from pure and simple with a dusting of salt (from AED 11) to
covered in gravy and cheese as a classic Canadian poutine (from AED 17). Despite
what your mum may have told you, you really can have just chips for your
dinner. Find them in the Dubai Mall and on the usual delivery sites.
This boutique burger joint on Jumeirah Beach Road is worth a
visit for the décor alone. Cool, industrial and quirky, it is laden with street
signs and offers its condiments – ketchup, mayo and mustard – on chains hanging
from the ceiling. Another reason to visit Moylo’s, is their delicious parmesan
truffle fries (AED 18) which have already amassed a bit of a cult following.
Parking can be tricky on weekend evenings, as there are quite a few fancy cars
loitering outside picking up this delicasy to go. Make sure you get in there
and try them for yourself.
One of the original eateries to pop up in Al Safa’s BoxPark,
Logma received early acclaim when Sheikh Mo was seen dining here. Although we
can’t confirm what he ate, we’d guess he could be a fan of their huge bowls of
fries seasoned with Khaleeji spices and shaken with crisp herbs (AED 28). Thanks
to their moorish goodness, and wonderfully unique flavour, we know we certainly