Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Kuching Food Festival 2014 - Part 3 : Spanish Churros

This year another new things at Kuching Food Festival is Spanish Churros.  They are two stall advertise themself selling churros.

What is Churros?  Quoted from Wiki "A churro, sometimes referred to as a Spanish doughnut, is a fried-dough pastry—predominantly choux—based snack. Churros are popular in Spain, France, the Philippines, Portugal, Ibero-America and the United States. There are two types of churros in Spain, one which is thin (and sometimes knotted) and the other which is long and thick (porra). They are both normally eaten for breakfast dipped in hot chocolate or cafĂ© con leche."  Basically is a type fried pastry from Spain.

The history of Churros is unclear.  There are 2 theory, first theory is that they were brought to Europe by the Portuguese.  Portuguese got the idea from China, they modified the culinary techniques of making "You Tiao". As they are unable to learn the skil of "pulling" the dough they modified into a star design.  That is how the Churrors get their signature shape.  Second theory is that the Churro was made by the Spanish Shepherds.  As the shepherds live high up on the mountain, get a fresh bakery goods is difficult.  Churros paste was easy to make and it can be fried in an open fire.

Back to Kuching Food Festival.  There is two stall selling the churros. The first stall nearer to the entrance.

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Cinnamon Sugar Churros with Chocolate dip.

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Cheese Churros. (Loving It)

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Butterscotch Churros. (Loving It)

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Honestly...this other stall I have mistaken putting up the stall picture as the first stall picture on my first part. As i didn't know that there were 2 stall selling Churros.

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I plan to go to try the Churros at this stall tonight.  Cancel the plan after I see what their churros look like. RLOL.  Somebody posted on facebook the Churros that they got from this stall.

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Errrrr......I wonder if they have search the internet for the recipe of Churros? or have they actually google the picture of churros?  This should be called crepe not churros.