Frites is a new kiosk with loaded beef fries on Arab Street
Bugis is home to plenty of good eats—just take a look at our Bugis food guide! Joining the hip neighbourhood is Frites, a new kiosk along Arab Street that specialises in loaded beef fries.
The Muslim-owned kiosk offers four flavours of Loaded Beef Fries ($10): Truffle, Mentaiko, Cheesy, Creamy Onion. We also spotted Swedish Meatballs ($10) on the menu, but the staff informed us that it’s no longer available.
The thick-cut fries are fried to order and then topped with shabu-style beef slices. Thereafter, copious amounts of sauce are loaded onto the pile of greasy goodness. There’s so much sauce it spills over the side of the takeout box, creating the perfect drool-worthy shot for the ‘gram.
According to the staff, the fries we had tried were from a different supplier than before, so they’re said to be less crispy. This wasn’t an issue during our visit though, as we found them crispy and flavourful enough, with a fluffy interior.
The Cheesy Loaded Fries come with warm nacho cheese that’s heated up in a bain marie.
The snack is also topped with a dash of paprika for added smokiness.
If you love sour cream and onion, try their Creamy Onion flavour.
This came with a mild, creamy sauce spiked with onion powder, reminiscent of sour cream and onion-flavoured chips.
Then there’s also the crowd favourite Mentaiko flavour, which gives Genki Sushi’s mentaiko fries a run for its money.
The creamy mentaiko mayo, paired with the juicy beef strips and chunky fries, made this a winning combination in our books.
Do note that Frites is a takeaway kiosk, but if you prefer sitting down, there’s a small table right outside for you to enjoy your fries. The stall is an eight-minute walk from Jalan Besar or Bugis MRT Station.
Address: 114 Arab Street, Singapore 199809
Opening hours: Sun, Tue-Thurs 12pm to 9pm, Fri-Sat 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 8749 9679
Frites is a Muslim-owned eatery.
Photos taken by Daryl Lim.
This was an independent review by Eatbook.