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What the Fries! serve premium quality fries imported from the US and other tasty finger food, with unique dipping sauces catered to local taste buds. With its memorable name and freshly-baked snacks, What the Fries! promise to deliver a whole new experience to fries-lovers, young and old alike.
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Unique fries with a local twist
I've noticed quite a few joints popping up selling fries in a tub, then coated with various sorts of sauces these few days, and What The Fries is one of them. However, I do feel that What The Fries has a slightly more localized flavour than the other stores, as What The Fries feature sauces of flavours like chilli crab which definitely bear a local ring to them.
The fries at What The Fries are fried golden, and to crisp perfection, then coated with a generous serving of their special sauce, which definitely makes for a very hunger-inducing sight.
The chicken wings at What The Fries aren't too bad either! Savoury, and just a tad sweet due to the honey coating, the wings certainly make for a very good go-to snack as well if you aren't too keen on the carbohydrates that the fries might bring.
Prices aren't too cheap, but customers shouldn't expect low prices for a huge tub of thick fries with unique sauces on them, so I'd say the price is generally pretty worth it. Don't harbour too much hopes of enjoying your fries within the store though; The seat capacity there is pretty limited, and the last time I was there, the staff there seemed pretty slow to clear dirty tables.
Fries. We normally know them as oily, shiny, and thin. But I'm delighted to find them in a matte golden hue, cut in thick pieces in a rather large serving cup.
Started by 2 gentlemen experimenting new flavours for the dipping sauces, WTF aims to bring quality fries (made in USA!) to the tastebuds of Singaporeans. They have definitely catered it to Singaporeans with their locally infused flavours like Grab A Crab which resembles the Chilli Crab sauce we all love.
Of all their sauces though, I think the Nacho Macho Latino, though different than other Nacho Cheese tastes, lacks in the thick creamy texture. It's a rather diluted sauce and I personally prefer the other ones they have.
Their fries and wings definitely have a nice crunch while maintaining taste and integrity within them as they prepare them when you order. Thus the slightly longer wait is worth the results.
As TheThinker mentioned, it's much more of a grab and go snack and would not bother sitting in the rather cramped and noisy sitting area.
I would definitely pop by the next time I return to JCube but since I am an hour plus away, it's not personally an item I would travel that far for.
Fries in a new context
Perhaps the fries are not the cheapest you can find anywhere, but one thing is for sure, they are unique. Compared to the regular fast food fries(except mos burger), these fries are unique in the aspect that they are thick cut, somewhat like the ones you find in swensen's, and not the regular skinny fires.
The quality of the potatoes is commendable, which gives them a special taste beyond fluffy, greasy and being crisp. The fries are soft in the centre and crisp on the outside, which makes it have a feel of restaurant quality fries.
The sauces are special, and some are developed from scratch. My favourites are the grab a crab(chilli crab) and the What's up babe(wasabi mayo) sauces, both which are not too spicy but rather mild but tasty at the same time. Despite how good the standard fires are,the curly fries are something like McDonald's not that special on its own.
Prepare for a wait if you patronise them, for they only cook your food upon order, which takes about 3-5 minutes to cook per order. I would also advise takeaways, since their chairs are not very comfortable and space is tight.
Too expensive for fries
I personally prefer Best Fries Forever. Having tried both, I would say Best Fries Forever is the better option.
What The Fries are not as generous with their portions but their cheese fries didn't taste too bad; it was a decent snack. However, the problem is What The Fries are way too expensive. I think it's a bit ridiculous to pay $5 for a small bucket of fries that are very unhealthy when I can pay much less for a full meal at a food court. Macdonald's and KFC's fries are also much cheaper compared to WTF.
Unless you're really hungry and craving for fries, I'd rather you spend your money elsewhere.
love the cheesy fries
What the Fries's concept is similar to that of Best Fries Forever. The variety of toppings seemed similar too. I for one, love the cheese topping. The fries are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The cheese topping in just the right amount makes the snack extra delicious, without overpowering the taste of the fried potatoes.
I can't really tell the difference between What the Fries! and Best Fries Forever, expect that both are equally sinful. But then again, most good food are sinful, no? Definitely an appropriate mid day snack.
On the week that What the fries opened, I was at Jcube wandering around when I saw What the Fries and an ever so friendly owner. He was nice enough to let me taste almost all the flavours, and I have to say i was really impresed with the sauces he made, especially the chilli crab one! YES I SAID IT. CHILLI CRAB.
It pretty much blew my mind away, and I would take this anyway as compared to all the fries outlets in Singapore. The fries are near perfect, lightly salted so that it complements the sauce. Truly a unique shop indeed.
What The Fries, WTF for short, is rather popular among my friends. I have envied their pictures of their fries on instagram and wanted to try it so badly. I went for the outlet at JCube. The one I have tried was the Bolognese cheese sauce. I have to say that I was not as impressed as I thought it would be. Maybe I have chosen the wrong sauce, but comparing this with KFC’s cheese fries, I prefer KFC’s.
The waiting time was pretty long, like 10 minutes, and by the time I have gotten my fries, the place was getting crowded. I would still recommend it to a friend, but if I have to give them another choice, I would make them eat KFC’s cheese fries. WTF's fries cost like 5 bucks, I think. Who pays 5 bucks for a small bowl of fries?!
I love how creative the name of this store is, WTF it always makes me giggle abit whenever i hear someone say out What The Fries. The name of this store isn't it's only strong point, the variety of sauces available for consumers to choose from good to meet with the ever changing taste buds of locals, in such a way that nobody will get bored of patronising WTF, some sauces that i personally prefer are cheese and herb mayonnaise. The only bad point i'll have to mention is the price, everytime i visit WTF i'll always spend arond 4 bucks on a simple dish, like fries only.
Wide variety of sauces
What the Fries sells, as the name suggests, fries but with a variety of dips that you can taste-test before deciding on which one to settle for. The price is rather steep for the amount they give [around $2.50-3+] as it is not a lot [not enough for sharing].
The unique point of the shop would be the wide selection of dips that you can choose from some of which include even wasabi flavour! I stuck to cheese because all the other dips did not appeal to my taste buds. They are rather special and would probably appeal to those who enjoy trying something different! The herb mayonnaise was rather strong for my liking and the sweet thai chilli dip was too sweet. The cheese tastes like the regular cheese dip.
The fries are freshly prepared each time you order so be prepared to wait! The good point about this is that you get to eat piping hot and crispy fries. The downside would be that if there is a queue, you would have to wait quite a while because there was only 1 more order ahead of mine and we waited a good 10minutes or so for our order.