Moo Frites – Permanently closed

Posted on November 24, 2014


I found myself with extra time before a food event and I spent the extra time loitering at Kensington Market. Kensington always have given me new discoveries each time I visit. Not wanting a full meal as I was on my way to a food event, I was looking for a quick bite to bridge my hunger over. As I arrived at the area at about 6pm, most places were already closed for the day. I was about to give up when I noticed a store that I did not remember being there before. I checked it out more closely and I found it was Moo Frites, selling only Belgian Frites with a variety of sauces for dipping.

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As Kensington Market was on its last few minutes of vivre, it was quiet when I walked in. Seeing their signs on the wall, I understood that the frites were fried at controlled temperatures and one could select from 18 different sauces for dipping. Yep, you read that right, 18! But I didn’t really go for any of that. What caught my eye was one of their prepped fries, Japo fries that came with jap & wasabi mayo, sesame seeds and nori flakes. It seemed so unusual to me that I had to try it! How can it go wrong when I love all those flavours. In my head it all made sense.

Watching them prepare my order of Japo fries, I then understood the two big equipment behind the counter are precision equipment for frying. They later told me that it makes sure that the fries are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside without burning the fries. After tossing the fries with what I assumed as mixed seasoning, he later crisscrossed the top with wasabi mayo. Giving a generous shrinking of nori flakes, he hands it out to me really hot. It was just the way I love fries. And with my first bite, it was just as I imagined it. That immediate wasabi zing I so loved and the fries were indeed crispy. I patted myself in the back for being adventurous. It was a good find.

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