Brussels is well-known for its beer and the little boy taking a piss. Something else they are renowned for is their frites (chips). Once again the Gastro Gays steered me in the right direction (I think I’ll just bring them on holiday with me next time). Try Friterie Tabora they declared, they have the most amazing frites. So naturally I did.
There is absolutely nothing fancy about Friterie Tabora. It’s your standard local chippe and looks exactly like you would expect. A long counter with price list above it and the various sauces, dressings, fillings etc ready to garnish whatever you order.
What is fantastic however, is watching the guy on the counter cut the frites using an old style metal press to chip the potatoes. The best frites are made using the finest fresh ingredients and you won’t see frozen frites coming out of a bag here.
They are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside and served in a traditional paper cone. There were about 10-15 different types of sauces to choose from. Everything from ketchup, to BBQ to chilli, to garlic to curry. I went with the andalouse sauce, which is a mix of mayo, tomato and peppers which is rich and creamy with a kick and pairs perfectly with piping hot frites.
Friterie Tabora is a joy to visit. It’s good old fashioned frites in simple surrounds which you can enjoy at tables just outside the door, or wandering the streets of Brussels. A must for everyone that visits.