TJIPS is a newly opened eatery at Eastgate Mall. Serving up nothing but chips, this place has become a fast hit among Bedfordview diners. Patrons can expect a variety of these deep-fried potato morsels, including chips smothered in sauces, gourmet loaded chips and even dessert chips.
As mentioned, the menu offers up nothing but chips. This includes plain or spiced chips served up with your choice of tomato sauce, mayo or half-and-half. Alternatively, you can also try the Saucy AF chips. Sauces includes the Pink Garlic Mayo, Honey-Mustard, Sriracha Mayo, Thai Peanut, Curry Ketchup, Spicy Salsa, Tomato or Mayo options.
Perhaps the main draw of the restaurant, the gourmet loaded chips are available in loads of choices. These include the Il Continentale, Parmesan chips with black truffle oil; Seoul Food, chips with pulled chicken and slaw; Oom Sam, chilli cheese chips; El Supremo, salsa, guacamole and sour cream loaded chips and the Poutine, cheesey chips topped with gravy.
For those struggling to decide, TJIPS offers a Tasting Tray for 2, featuring any two choices and a Saucy AF option. They also offer a Tasting Tray for 4, with a choice of any four options and two Saucy AF portions. We think we could manage an Il Continentale and El Supremo with a side of pink garlic mayo chips all on our own.
Oddly enough, TJIPS also offers a dessert menu. We were expecting some form of churro chips, but the desserts actually feature real chips made from real potatoes. The Shenanigans, sweet-style TJIPS with a scoop of Paul’s Vanilla ice cream, peanut-caramel sauce and coconut flakes may seem a little weird. But patrons brave enough to try it have been raving since.
Currently, the TJIPS store is located at Eastgate Shopping Mall in Bedfordview. You can find them at entrance 9, close to the Nandos.
They are also rumoured to be opening a branch at the newly completed Fourways Mall in the northern suburbs.
And they can also be found zooming around Joburg in their AF Food Truck, keep a look out on their social media to find out the whens and wheres.
Tel: 011 485 0104
Address: Eastgate Shopping Center, 43 Bradford Rd Eastgate, Bedfordview
* Images sourced from TJIPs’ Facebook page.