July 10, 2014
Spanish Doughnuts Singapore ~ The Original Churro @ Orchard Central
It's kinda rare to see level 5 of Orchard Central buzzing with a healthy crowd. We were all there for something which is not so healthy to our waistlines, but fulfilled our need for a mid-afternoon snack. I'm talking about Spanish Doughnuts, The Original Churros from Melbourne which recently made its foray into Singapore. Their churros are reputed to be highly popular for their freshly-fried deliciousness!
Churros are essentially deep-fried dough, not unlike doughnuts but in elongated form. To be honest, though I enjoy a churro now and then, I'm not really a die-hard fan. (deep-fried + dough = carbs calories hell). But when I was enticed with all those yummy-looking Premium Churros ($4.30 for 1pc / $12 for 3pcs / $21.60 for 6pcs) selection in the display counter, I succumbed to temptation.
Strawberry & Cream, Chocolate Bombon, Cheesecake Bombon, Triple Chocolate, Crème Brûlée, Black Forest, Coconut Bombon and Hazelnut Dream are the premium churros flavors you can expect.
It's a refreshing change to be eating chilled and heavily-coated fancified version of churros, but I still prefer the traditional hot ones. Simplicity wins this time (or ok lah, you can call me old-fashioned).
My heart stayed with our order of Choco Churrito's ($9.90 for 1 conical serving) which came with a trio of white, milk and dark chocolate sauce.
The churros were decidedly light and crisp with a gentle dust of sugar. Enjoyable enough on its own, but I love dipping the warm fritter into the dark chocolate sauce (the other two were too sweet for my liking) which made the goodness better. Not the best, but not too bad either for a quick churro craving fix.
The slight wait was worth it as the churros were freshly fried upon order. Knowing that it's cooked in cholesterol free canola oil and no preservatives or artificial colourings are added kind of lessen the calories guilt too.
When dips could get too messy if you're looking for something to go, Churro Hot Filler's ($3.60 for 1pc) already filled with jam, custard, chocolate, caramel or hazelnut might be a more convenient choice.
I thought certain improvements to operational details can be made for an overall more comfortable experience. How about providing trays, plates and water for dine-in customers? Please us in little ways, chances of us returning for more of these delectable treats will resultingly be higher.
Spanish Doughnuts Singapore (CLOSED, updated Dec 2014)
Address: 181 Orchard Road, #05-51/52 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: Daily 11am-10pm