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Belgian Fries?

gogogadgetpop Jul 16, 2009 03:11 AM

Does anyone know of anywhere in Toronto that serves Belgian Fries? I love this Belgian fry shop called Pommes Frites in NYC (I think they have other locations too...) that has so many delicious sauces (mango chutney!), and would love to find something like it here. So delicious.

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    Gary Jul 16, 2009 05:41 AM

    I'm not aware of anything exactly like that in Toronto, but Le Petit Dejeuner on King East has a Belgium-inspired menu that includes pretty tasty frites, served with mayo (as they are in Belgium) rather than ketchup.

    Jamie Kennedy's Gilead Cafe probably has the best frites in the city. They're usually served with a mayo-based dip. Extremely delicious, and in my opinion they are better plain than topped with braised meat as they are in his "poutine" variation.

    Le Petit Dejeuner
    191 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A1J5, CA

    Gilead Cafe
    4 Gilead Pl, Toronto M5A, CA

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    1. re: Gary
      TOchowgal Jul 16, 2009 09:03 AM

      They use a sauce, not ketchup, that makes all the difference along with mayo and chopped up onion. Its the sauce that makes it.

    2. haggisdragon Jul 16, 2009 07:31 AM

      Beer Bistro.

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        Amadaeus Jul 16, 2009 09:39 AM

        Agree ++

        They serve their fries with a housemade garlic aioli (delicious) and smokey ketchup (also delicious).

      2. Teep Jul 16, 2009 08:48 AM

        A fish and chips shop called "Something Fishy" on Augusta north of Dundas West servers 1 type of Belgian Fries.

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          chocabot Jul 16, 2009 10:37 AM

          "Something Fishy" is closed down now.

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            Wahooty Jul 16, 2009 01:25 PM

            And, while I did enjoy their fries, I didn't find a darn thing "Belgian" about them.

        2. cynalan Jul 16, 2009 08:52 AM

          The Fat Belgian in the entertainment district.

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            elrik Jul 16, 2009 10:22 AM

            If you liked the mango chutney with your fries, maybe try a pub that has chips n' curry? I had the curry fries at the Tara Inn last month and it was quite tasty.

            For home use, if you find a good importer for things dutch/belgian, you should be able to find the condiment bottles of curry sauce and mango chutneys. I work for a dutch company and we've had them pop up in the cafeteria from time to time, makes fries much more interesting then the usual ketchup or mayo (though I do love combining the two :P ).

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              TOchowgal Jul 16, 2009 10:53 AM

              Is this curry sauce the one that they use in Holland? I had it once from a chip truck and it was amazing!

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                elrik Jul 16, 2009 11:44 AM

                The dutch curry sauce you can get in the bottle is basically a mix of ketchup and curry paste, with some raisins and such in it as well.

                The curry sauce from the Tara inn was a really nice thin sauce (basically came looking like a cup of soup!) it had a good deal of turmeric in it (my poor white shirt) and had some small bits of veg and stuff in it and was both spicy (flavour not heat) and sweet.

                If either of those is close to what you had in Holland then you know where you need to go here ;)

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                  grandgourmand Jul 16, 2009 11:56 AM

                  Frikandel en currysaus...love that stuff after many drinks. If that's what we're talking about (replacing fries with mystery meat).

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                dannyboy Jul 16, 2009 01:21 PM

                the street fries in Amsterdam have spicy peanut sauce on them and they were the best EVER...
                someone must start doing that here!!!

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                currycue Jul 18, 2009 02:07 AM

                I'd be interested to find this out too. So far, everywhere here (Petit Dejeuner included) serves the thin, French style frite. The only places that comes to mind that serves the proper, thick frites are George's BBQ, Chick N Joy on Queen E and King's Park Souvlaki on Pape. None of which serve them with fritesaus, etc. Please let me know if you find a good spot. I miss my frites with stoufvleessaus! Belgium rocks!

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