We Belgians take our French fries seriously. First of all, they are not a French but a Belgian invention. And secondly, nowhere do they taste better than here. The secret: we bake them twice. If we want to eat fries, we go to a “frituur”. For dinner or late at night before we go home after a party or a night of heavy drinking at the bar. They always taste good.
My favorite frituur is De Smulpaep, run by two young guys who take their job very seriously. One of them is a French chef who puts his experience in top restaurants in France and Switzerland into practice in a deep fryer. Pretty uncommon.
We don’t eat just fries, we also order snacks on the side. And the homemade snacks are always the best. When I see a freshly made cheese or shrimp croquette lying behind the counter, I just can’t resist. The tartar sauce here is unbelievable. Almost haute cuisine and for only € 9 you’ll have a very decent meal here, a drink included.
De Smulpaep is located halfway between my work and my home. Very tempting!
De Smulpaep | Snacks, Restaurants (Fries) | Meal & drink € 9
Tue – Fri 11:30 – 14:00 & 16:30 – 00:00, Sun – Mon 16:30 – 23:00