Well known food blogger and HungryGoWhere contributor Maureen Ow of Miss Tam Chiak took over our Instagram account for two days and went hot-on-the-heels of the best, sweet churros available in Singapore. (follow #HGWGuestIGer for posts from all our guest Instagrammers). Armed with an empty stomach and recommendations from our readers, she set forth to conquer one Spanish doughnut at a time. Eight places and several sticks of fried dough later, here is a report of her journey.
Maureen started her sweet expedition with breakfast at Commmon Man Coffee Roasters. They begin serving their curros at 10am and her breakfast was a cappuccino ($5) and five chunky and chewy churros served with chocolate sauce ($12).
Maureen swam across the island (just kidding) to PISCO (book a table here) at Resorts World Sentosa for their churros. They have an affordable set lunch at only $18++, which includes a choice of soup or quesadillas, a chicken or salmon skewer served with steamed olive rice or grilled corn. Add $5 for a serving of their churros. Open for only three months, this South American restaurant is by the same group that manages Sabio and they share the same churro recipe. The churros here are delightfully crispy and dusted with sugar and cinnamon, so good on their own that you almost don't need the rich dark chocolate sauce.
Trudging back to the city, Maureen had lunch at J's Restaurant (book a table here) - a Latin American eatery along Purvis Street. She had lamb tostadas ($18), paella ($28) and of course, a serving of their churros ($12). The two huge churros are served with salted caramel bananas, fresh mangoes and coconut infused mascarpone sabayon. They were extremely soft and fluffy on the inside. Watch a video of what Maureen ate here.
Chocolate lovers will know this place well. Maureen's next stop was Max Brenner chocolate bar. She settled in with their crystal sugar churros fondue ($18). Six sticks of dense churros, accompanied with muddled raspberries and pure dark and milk chocolate. Tip: Dip your churros into the thick and creamy chocolate sauce.
This one is popular among students, Maureen waited 20 minutes for her regular churros bites ($3.20) at Churrosity - the hip churro kiosk at Holland Village. The churros had a more chewy texture and is well coated with sugar and cinnamon. Toppings available are chocolate, strawberry, honey, and dulce de leche (slow-heated, sweetened milk).
Maureen's last stop for the day (30 June) was at the newly opened Spanish Doughnuts - originally from Melbourne. These fluted sticks are only fried upon order, they are lighter and fluffier, dusted with icing sugar and served fresh with a variety of rich chocolate sauces.
Picking up from the previous day's sweet adventures, she renewed her churro hunt at the popular brunch haunt at Bishan park, Grub. Their churros ($9) are served with dark chocolate and creme anglaise (light, sweet custard). Crispy on the outside, yet fluffy on the inside.
This was Maureen's final stop and a worthy one at that. Located at Bukit Merah central is Butterscotch cafe. Their sweet treats are made with Halal-certified ingredients. She zeroed in on the churros, of course. At $11 a portion, these are thicker and darker than most and come with a distinct cinnamon flavour and fragrance. Eight restaurants and 48-hours later, Maureen signed off with "okay, I am all churro-ed out now. Signing off. Thank you @hungrygowhere. Bye!