Updated: 7th March 2011: This outlet is closed according to Urbanspoon.com.
We are still searching for the perfect Churros in Metro Vancouver ever since we tried that great Spanish snack during our vacation in Spain this past summer.
So when Jonnek twitter’d me saying that he found Churros in Richmond, Suanne and I was pretty excited. BTW, did you know that we are on Twitter too? If you are interested to also follow us on Twitter, it is on http://twitter.com/chowtimes.
Our boys wanted to get the newly released Modern Warfare 2 from Best Buy (MW2 is an amazing game). So, we all took a drive to the Lansdowne Mall to pick up the game from Best Buy and then pop over to the food court to check out the Churros.
Jonnek informed us that the Churros can be found at the Empanada Hut.
Empanada Hut is famous for their empanadas. Having just had lunch, we decided not to try them although they looked very mouth-watering. Foodosophy did a write-up once on these empanadas, so you might want to check it out here.
Our mission here was the Churros. Here it is …
I gotta say we were deeply disappointed especially when we saw how they made it.
They only deep fry them when ordered. I saw them taking the skinny churros out from the freezer and then drop it into the deep frier. They were then dropped into a container of icing sugar and shaken. It does not look really appetizing. They could have just sprinkled sugar or icing sugar over them which would have made it look better. In addition, they were unevenly deep fried.
The churros here is $2. We asked if they serve hot chocolate here but nope they don’t. As a matter of fact, they looked at me puzzled when I asked about the hot chocolate like they don’t know what I was really asking about.
I think Empanada Hut makes great empanadas but for Churros, they miss the mark by a mile.
The above is what we were looking for. They are one of the many that we tasted in Spain (full post here).
The closest we have found so far is at Dulcinea on Denman. They are closer to the original stuff from Spain but they are so overpriced and the serving is so small that you can’t really call this a snack even. The churros was great, just too little too expensive. In addition, the hot chocolate in Dulcinea does not have the level of smoothness we had come to expect.
We are STILL searching for the perfect Churros WITH Hot Chocolate in Metro Vancouver. Help! Anyone else can point us to the right direction?