Have you ever wondered what would be your favorite “BELGIAN fries” if you could try them all simultaneously?
Well, My friends and I did it this weekend and it was fun.
We were 9 and tried 4 of the most famous “baraque a frites” of Brussels:
- Maison Antoine – 1, place Jourdan, 1040 Etterbeek -2,7 euros for a big one
- Frit’Flagey – 1, place Flagey, 1050 Ixelles – 2,5 euros for a big one
- Pitta Friture de la Chapelle – Place de la chappelle, 1000 Bruxelles – 2,5 euros for a SMALL one
- Friterie de la barriere – 5, Avenue du Parc, 1060 Saint-Gilles – 2,6 euros for a big one
Results: Where are the best french fries in brussels?
7 votes out of 9 for Frit’Flagey, we’ve got a winner!
But we also have a real loser which is Chapelle ==> The worst french fries but also the most expensive, WHY?!?
The final ranking from the worst to the best was: Chapelle, Barrière, Antoine, Flagey
And what we really liked about the french fries from Flagey was that it was golden, crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, not greasy and perfectly salted.
What we disliked about Flagey (And Maison Antoine) : It took us 1 hour to get our french fries (sunday, 2 pm)… But after trying the different french fries we also clearly understood why it took us only 15 minutes to get our french fries from Chapelle!
Sauce results: What is the best sauce to eat your french fries?
We also tried the sauce, to decide what was the best sauce to eat with french fries. We bought all of it at Maison Antoine except one tartare to compare Flagey (industrial) and Antoine (Homemade):
- Tartare: homemade Antoine / industrial Flagey: no comment on the one coming from Flagey as the one from Maison Antoine was so good that it was unfair to compare
- Brazil : Interesting for 3 of us and 2 of us really liked it
- Riche : Interesting for 3 of us and one of us really liked it
- Americaine : A strong taste of… celeriac?!? But one of us really liked it
- Samourai : Really spicy but one of us really liked it
- Curry : A bit too sweet but one of us found it interesting
- Curry ketchup : Perfectly OK at Werchter festival but not in Brussels
- Andalouse : OK but not the best
- Pickels : really not the best
- Pili-pili : Really spicy and not the best
- Provencale : not OK with “belgian” fries… It doesn’t “taste Belgium” at all
4 votes for “homemade tartare sauce” of Maison Antoine, 2 votes for Brazil, 1 vote for Riche, 1 vote for Samourai, 1 vote for Americaine.