Ireland’s Potato

When I heard that New York Fries might be entering the Hong Kong market, I was going NUTS.

That was, until I found out about Ireland’s Potato. They serve some serious made-to-order fries and apparently, they are also very serious about their potato. Here’s their slogan:

“There are two things in the world that can’t be joked: 1) Marriage and 2) Potato”

I dunno man … as much as I appreciate their attitude towards their product, and the fact that there might be some truth to the slogan, it just doesn’t resonate with me. Its one thing to try and be all cute and funny with a slogan … then again, I wiki’d the name and found out the name was based on a famine in Ireland, where the Irish people were so dependant on potato that everything went fubar when sheetz hit the fan … nevermind, back to the food …

During rush hour, expect to wait about 15 minutes, but its definitely well worth the wait. I hear the hotdog’s not great, but if you’re only got HKD 55 bucks with you, treat yourself to the Ireland’s Potato Special Cheese Fries and the Chicken Nuggets. Even if it means, you’re walking home.

You’ll thank me.

Unfortunately though, I also downed a 750ml bottle of water soon after. MSG overload? I think so. But hey, you can’t have it both ways.

Here’s what I’d like to say to New York Fries if they’re planning to enter Hong Kong: umm, think again.

Ireland’s Potato
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2151 0889
Website: www dot irelandspotato dot com

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14 Responses

  1. Irelands’ Potato?

    Being a native of Ireland I can confirm their slogan is wholly unrelated to anything to do with Irishness. It’s a new one on me.
    As for the chips; They look and taste nothing like those from back home (Ireland). For one – we remove the skin whereas on these the skin remains. Are they even cleaned? And where’s the Salt-n-Vinegar!

    Irelands’ Potato? More like “Foreigners’ Potato”

  2. lol, thanks for the response Michael … I still have no clue why they chose the name … as for the chips, … I wish I’ve had the real deal so I have something to compare with. So I suppose Ireland is known for their chips then? apologies for my ignorance in advance!

    Lastly, ditto re: salt n vinegar … having spent a significant part of my life in Canada, I’ll agree to that … 🙂

  3. these fries are not bad at all, i’ve tried it when i was in hk.. just wondering are they very popular in hong kong?
    they r offering franchise?

  4. Hi Kelly,

    Thanks for the comment. They’re relatively new to HK I think … I believe the shop in my post is the first and only in the city at the moment, and was established about 6-9 months ago? Not sure whether its really popular in HK yet, since they only have one shop, but if queues are any indications to go by, you’d have to wait in line for at least 15-20 minutes during rush hour … and they’re packed everyday of the week! They seem to be offering franchise … you can find their info on their website. If you’re thinking of investing, I wouldn’t mind some free fries you know … 🙂

  5. May I know how to join or get the Ireland’s potato franchise at Malaysia?

    Plz tell me….tq

  6. Hi Yap Rong Bin,

    You’ll need to contact Wing at franchise (at) motokazi dot com dot hk. Good luck!

    j

  7. I lived in an apartment right next door to this joint in causeway bay for 1 month and i can confirm that whenever i was coming and going, there was ALWAYS people waiting to be served..

  8. so it’s still a long queue at causeway bay? are they actually opened in other suburbs? i’ve tried contacting wing but he’s unreachable..any ways i can contact him?

    • Hey Kelly … that’s odd. I was in contact with him late last year … I would suggest just going onto their website and shoot them an email: http://www.irelandspotato.com/ … I might have his number, will send it to you if I find it. Good luck!

      And yes, still long line-ups there every day! Crazy.

  9. hi J, thanks for the advice… yap i’ve emailed him couple of days ago but no reply…mm i’ll try to email hiim again…. so did u contact him for franchise purpose? haha u know any info u can share with me?

  10. Hi everybody

    I googled irelands potato name and find this link .
    I saw irelands potato franchise in Mongkok and noticed how successfull it seems to be ,.
    I contacted them in Taiwan , Mr Pei- Ling Huang as i am interested by the concept for France but… the communication is very difficult as it seems nobodys there speaks decent english !
    So my questions are :
    did someone has experience dealing with them ?
    Do you where are franchise worlwide ? I heard there is one in Dubai ??
    Thanks for help

    Jean Philippe

    • Hi Jean,

      Can you give the contact no of Mr Pei Ling Huang? I’ve tried contacting the person from Hong Kong but he is unreachable. I’m interested in w the concept as well.
      Thanks v much!

    • Hi Jean,

      I’ve tried to contact the person in charge in Hong Kong but he is unreachable. I’ve given up! Can you please give me the contact no of Mr Pei Ling Huang as I’m interested w the concept as well.
      Thanks a bunch!

      honey lemon

  11. why is the ireland potato website not working? do they have the english website?
    want their contacts for enquiring about the business concept.. website or anything will do.thanks

    thanks

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