MORE TO TRYFunky Fries at Perry & Blackwelder’s
A mash-up of lattice, sweet potato and regular fries, these are the party version of potato based snacks. And unlike in other mixes (nuts, Revels etc) we’re sure there won’t be any that you’ll be avoiding when you dig in. Share as nibbles or order as a side. Either way you won’t regret it. Dhs25. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6197).Truffle and Parmesan chips at Bread Street Kitchen
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay knows a thing or two about proper British gastropub food, and he proves it here with these crispy, crunchy offerings. They’ve been “poshed up” a bit with truffle and Parmesan, but not so much to disguise the classic fried potato sticks underneath. Dhs35. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626). Sweet potato and zaatar fries at Circle Café
We love this healthy café for many reasons (not least its giant salads), however, when the mood strikes, the sweet potato and zaatar fries are the perfect side (even to that salad). If you opt for one of the sandwiches, you’ll get a portion thrown in, too. Mix it up and have half regular, half sweet potato. Dhs22. Various locations including Dubai Media City (04 276 6283).
Sweet potato fries at Roxy Cinemas
Move over popcorn, it’s all about the sweet potato fries at Roxy Cinemas. Served to your seat in The Director’s Lounge, these chips are the perfect accompaniment to any movie. Dhs35. The Beach, JBR; BoxPark, Al Wasl Road; City Walk, Al Safa Street. www.theroxycinemas.com.
Kebab fries at The Scene
Kebab fries? What a winning combo, we hear you cry. These are loaded fries, with a Middle Eastern twist. Served at The Scene from celebrity chef Simon Rimmer, these chips are topped with shawarma meat, slaw, garlic sauce and sriracha for a comforting dish with an Arabian zing. Dhs44. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 422 2328).
Chilli lava fries at Hardee’s
Smothered in beef chilli and shredded melted cheese, these fries from US burger chain Hardee’s are in no way good for you, but for weekend comfort food, you can’t go wrong. And they’re a steal at just Dhs10, since with just one portion of these you’ve got yourself what could very easily pass for an entire meal. Bonus. Dhs10. Various locations including Mall of the Emirates, www.hardees.ae.
Beef bacon and cheese fries at Johnny Rockets
The classic jacket potato filling also works well as a topping for chips. This one from US diner chain Johnny Rockets has plenty of cheese and cubes of tasty beef bacon covering some tasty fries. Veggie? Opt for the plain cheese version. Dhs25. Various locations including Dubai Marina, www.johnnyrockets.ae.
Belgian fries with mayonnaise at Le Petit Belge
No-one does chips and mayo better than the Belgians. This offering from JLT’s newest hotspot features good-old traditional chips, perfectly crispy and crunchy on the outside and steaming hot and fluffy on the inside. Scoop up the mayo, or get a serving alongside the Flemish stew. They’re excellent either way.Dhs29. Pullman Hotel & Residences, Cluster T, JLT (04 242 7794).