March 28, 2016
It’s a lethal combination, capable of taking even the mightiest of Goliaths down. Of course, we can only be talking about one thing – chilli cheese fries. The marriage of heart attack-worthy sauces, meat, and thick melted cheese is nothing less than immensely satisfying. But enough of that; we’ll quit the gabbing and cut straight to the round up of the island’s best and greasiest chilli cheese fries – the ones that will have you praying for God to have mercy on your heart after just one bite.
Boufe Boutique Café
An interestingly named café – actually just an amalgamation of the words ‘boutique’ and ‘café’ – Boufe is one of those all-white luxurious dining venues you always see on Instagram but never thought actually existed. Certainly, the café aesthetic is clean, sharp, and 100% on-point, which explains the constant Sunday brunch crowd; but also, boasts a truly terrifying plate of Chilli Cheese Fries ($13) that can clog your arteries just by looking at them. It’s a real sight to behold – so much that the folks at Boufe even filmed a video just for it.
Address: 308 Tanglin Road, Phoenix Park #01-01, Singapore 247974
Mon to Fri: 10am – 3pm (Brunch), 6pm – 9pm (Dinner)
Sat to Sun: All day brunch
Here’s something for the local foodie – chili crab cheese fries. The ones at Loof ($14) come topped with Sri Lankan crab, plus an amazing rooftop view of Singapore. Switch out your usual pulled pork or ground beef for stringy crab meat instead, and try to hide your look of surprise when you realise how well it goes as a topping for cheese fries (who knew?) Pair with a sassy margarita and it’s the perfect way to kick off a TGIF.
Address: 331 North Bridge Road, #03-07, Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, Singapore 188720
Opening hours: 5pm – 1am (Mon to Thurs), 5pm – 2am (Fri to Sat)
Potato Head Folk
Very aptly named, the Naughty Fries ($9) at Potato Head Folk are bound to get you in trouble – with your toilet, perhaps. Alright, crassness aside, Potato Head Folk serves up a mean hot beef chilli cheese fries, which many swear rival even the artisan burger mains themselves. It’s a hearty concoction of spiced béarnaise, beef chilli, crisp shallots, parmesan, and sesame seeds, and can only be described as one thing – evil.
Address: 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143
Opening hours: 11am – 12mn, Tues to Sun
Cook & Brew
Some say you have not lived till you’ve tried Canadian Poutine (a fries dish topped with cheese curds and gravy)… but thankfully this gourmet restaurant located at The Westin has brought Canada straight to us! The Poutine “Eh” ($16) is Canadian chef Aaron’s take on making his home dish more accessible to the masses – so the regular cheese curds on fries gets an extra kick with added pulled pork and Magners cider gravy. It’s best recommended to be enjoyed with a Magners cider, but we say: get a Montreal burger to go with your Poutine, y’know, just to be cute.
Address: 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961
Opening hours: 11am – 12mn (Mon to Fri), 6pm – 12mn (Sat)
It might not come with the most admirable of marketing messages, but duh we’re throwing this in. You can go as fancy and gourmet as you want, but at the end of the day, everyone comes back to Carl’s Jr. for that quick and easy (and cheap!)($5.90!!) beef chilli cheese fries fix. Come prepared – with tissues, a clean stomach, and mental tenacity – because you know what they say; it’s gonna get messy.
Outlets: Marina Square, Jurong Point, Vivo City, Nex
Featured image from facebook.com/boufesg.