Our quest for the best fries in Brussels recently took us all the way out to Uccle. Not to Chez Clementine, though, which we have already reviewed here, but to Chez Eugene, which is more off the beaten track still. A busy through-road passes by, but driving there you probably would not notice the little friterie with its blue plastic tables and chairs on the small square next to the railway station.
Eugene’s is old-school in a good way: The menu is on a handwritten board, the inside of the fritkot is decorated with old pictures, and beer-peraphernalia, and everything has a friendly no-nonsense feeling to it. The service is friendly, but not overly so. They don’t seem to be high on publicity; as far as we could google, they don’t have a website or even a Facebook page.
Which is fine by me, ’cause the main attraction – the fries – truly are an attraction: Thick-cut and crispy gold, these are potatoes at their best. What’s missing – for me – to give them 10/10: Some were a bit too soggy for my tastes, although the overall taste was very, very solid.
A big plus for me as far as atmosphere is concerned: You can enjoy your fries on the plastic tables/chairs on the little square in front of the fritkot – a nice touch that many other fritkots unfortunately don’t/can’t offer. To get there, take your car, bus 60 (you will have to walk a few steps) or a train to Gare du Vivier d’Oie/Station Diesdelle.
Friterie Chez Eugene, Vivier d’Oie, Uccle // No Website