Whether they’re adding them to combo meals or slathering them in sauce and salt, people crave and consume French fries in many ways. According to lore, French fries can be traced back to the Belgian city of Namur, where legend has it that the locals greatly consumed fried fish. French fries have gone on to become a staple on menus and at mealtimes around the world. They serve barbecued meats, shrimp, or conch with fries, salad, or bread from 9 p.m. until the early morning. Courtesy of Japan National Tourism OrganizationIn Japan, French fries are known as furaido potato.