We know it’s probably not the healthiest dish out there, but it’s hard to resist a plate of fries, whether it’s as a complement to a meal or eaten as a snack. There are so many ways to do them, and restaurants all around the city are coming up with their own versions of the dish. Here are our top choices:
Abaca Baking Company
Sure, we’re usually in ABC for their hearty breakfast meals and amazing bread choices, but if you’re looking for something to munch during meetings, their Hand Cut French Fries are the way to go. Cut up in wedges, they’re perfectly seasoned and fried to the perfect crisp on the outside, while staying deliciously soft inside.
Crossroads Mall, Ayala Center Cebu, Robinsons Cybergate, TGU Tower in Cebu IT Park, Filinvest Cyberzone, Paseo Arcenas
You can’t go to Chatime without getting their milk tea, and the establishment’s fries are the perfect pairing. The rich salty flavor balances the sweetness of the drink—beware though, this combination can be addictive!
SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, eBloc 2 in Cebu IT Park, SM Seaside City
Birdseed Breakfast Club + Cafe
If you’re visiting this restaurant, make sure you try out their Truffle Bacon Fat Fries—yes, it’s exactly as good as it sounds. It has the right amount of richness from the truffle oil and bacon fat, and is seasoned with parmesan cheese for a nice, salty finish.
Axis Entertainment Avenue
Since it opened this summer, Weekend’s kitchen has been turning up some of the best dishes in the city, and their Thick Fries are no exception. The slices are twice-fried for a beautiful golden brown shade, and it’s seasoned with Grana Padano cheese, truffle oil and smoked Himalayan salt—it’s truly an explosion of flavor in every bite.
SPECIAL MENTION: Potato Corner
There’s a reason why there’s a Potato Corner stall everywhere in the city—the combination of perfectly deep-fried fries and their selection of powder seasonings is a constant snack of choice. Our suggestion: order a half-and-half of Sour Cream and Barbecue for a spicy-sweet-sour flavor combo.