Chur­ros on wheels

The sweet treats from KL Chur­ros food truck are amaz­ingly de­li­cious, writes Laveda Charles

New Straits Times - - Food -

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.

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