Churros on wheels
The sweet treats from KL Churros food truck are amazingly delicious, writes Laveda Charles
OCCASIONALLY known as the Spanish doughnut, the fried prism-shaped dough is perfect for breakfast or dessert. There are many versions including Spanish, Portuguese, Mexican and some say, even from Northern China.
I fell in love with the cinnamon-sugar coated sweet treat a few years back in Australia. I had hoped that it would make an entrance here, and it did a few years ago.
With a similar story to mine, Wan Nur Fazeela and her husband who are the owners of KL Churros food truck, discovered their love for churros while staying in South Korea a few years back.
In 2015, they started selling churros in Malaysia and have been operating their food truck since last November. Their churros taste better than some served in cafes.
So the question is, why a food truck and not a cafe? Well, they say they prefer selling takeaways.
There are only two main preparations served in this little black truck, the Classic Churros and its signature HulaHoop Churros. They do plan to introduce other variations.
I believe the Classic Churros (RM4) is the most popular one, served in many dessert cafes. Hot and crispy on the outside with a soft texture on the inside, this churro is best served with the not-so-sweet caramel dip (you can also pick the chocolate dip).
The hot dessert is dusted with sugar and just melts in my mouth. There are five pieces of churros served in a grease-proof wrapper so it’s perfect for one person.
The signature dish for KL Churros, however, is the HulaHoop which is a loop-shaped churro coated with cinnamon, sugar and chocolate sauce (white, dark or strawberry) with a choice of one of the three toppings (Oreos, nuts and bubble rice).
The Oreo HulaHoop is said to be the bestseller. The cinnamon, sugar, white chocolate sauce and crushed Oreos give this churro a much sweeter taste than the original.
The owners serve their churros with icecream (RM7) during special road shows. You can get updates on their social media page.
I like the cute black truck which is rounder and smaller than those big ones. On one side of the truck is a “wall of fame” of writings and signatures of happy customers, offering a unique design from afar. So before heading back home, I take the opportunity to scribble a small wish and sign my name on KL Churros’ truck.
Fazeela’s husband (right) preparing the churros with some help.
KL Churros ‘ signature HulaHoop Churros (Oreos).
The Original Churros with the basic cinnamon and sugar coating with a caramel dip.