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  1. Kimchi fries (Photograph: Anna Kucera)
    Photograph: Anna Kucera
  2. Photograph: Anna Kucera
    Photograph: Anna Kucera

Time Out says

Fusion French eats in Chippo

It feels weird eating French food when you’re seated on the edge of Spice Alley, with all those spicy smells blowing over from the Asian stalls beyond. But if spices aren’t your thing, this joint might work out to be just the ticket.

Try the croque madame – alongside a vinaigrette-dressed watercress and radish salad, it’s a fried sandwich filled with melted gruyere cheese, béchamel sauce, smoked ham and pickled cauliflower, topped with a lightly fried egg. Hit up some shoestring fries dressed with gingery kimchi and more melted gruyere on the side, and you’ve got yourself a party. Sure, they don’t top the sandwich with more béchamel, which they should because it would be better and could do with the additional moisture, but this is a solid option for those after less spicy fare. Plus, ask for it without the ham and you’ve got yourself a vegetarian meal right there.

Want to eat amongst the vibe of Spice Alley rather than inside the bar itself? They can’t serve you booze out there, but they will serve you food.

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Written by
Freya Herring


16 Kensington St
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri noon-late; Sat 9am-late; Sun 9am-10pm
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