Wait a minute! You mean the potatoes sold at Ireland’s Potatoes are not from Ireland?
Before you feel cheated, the shop is so named after it was “inspired” by the “Great Potato” famine in Ireland’s during 1845, which made the Irish treasure potatoes a lot more. Therefore it was Irish’s passionate and appreciative attitude toward the potato which inspired this brand. Not sure why the link? Me neither.
On the shop front, there is a line which promotes Ireland’s proverb of “There are two things in the world that can’t be joked: 1. Marriage 2. Potato.” (Huh?)
Other than that, Ireland’s Potatoes has really nothing do with Ireland, but you need to know that it is from Hong Kong, popular in Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar. The shop at Bugis+ (right opposite Poulet) is Ireland’s Potato first outlet in Singapore.
The snacks sold are American-type fries with interesting dips such as Honey Mustard, Yogurt Cream, Sour Cream, Cheese Pizza, Special Cheese, and Wasabi Mayo. Price for one is between $4.70 and $5.50, not exactly very cheap.
I was full of anticipation because the fries I tried in Hong Kong and Taiwan are really addictive – hot, crisp and thickly-cut.
After a 5 minute wait, I was slightly disappointed. No, it is not too bad at all and makes a suitable pre-cinema show snack. But the portion’s not as much as I wished for that price; the fries were not exactly piping hot; and the honey mustard dip though tasty and refreshing, was too little for a good spread.
One thing’s for sure – Singaporean’s love fries. Other than the usual fast food chains, Best Fries Forever, Everything With Fries, Sofries, Rock & Ash, What The Fries and PoTeaTo all have their own fries’ fans. Which are you a fan of?
201 Victoria Street #04-01 Bugis+ Singapore 188067 (Bugis MRT) Tel: +65 9720 0961
Opening Hours: 11am-10pm (Mon-Thurs), 11am-11pm (Fri-Sat)