[Updated] Spanish Doughnuts Singapore at Orchard Central has officially closed, citing issues with the franchisor.
[Original Entry] Cupcakes, pancakes, waffles… the next IT food could very well be churros, the fried-dough pastry Spanish doughnut. While it hasn’t exactly taken over Singapore by storm yet, you can now find them beyond theme parks, and in specialty cafes and occasional Spanish tapas bar dessert menu.
There is a sudden crowd at Orchard Central’s Level 5 as well, intrigued by the popularity of the Spanish Doughnuts brand which finally made its way to Singapore.
This is from that same Spanish Doughnuts from Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station. Hooray!
Would it taste the same, or at least similar? And afterall, churros are best eaten during the cold weather freshly fried and dipped in a cup of thick hot chocolate.
It took about 15 minutes for the hot churros to be served. At least you know they are freshly made and fried to order
The Choco Churritos ($9.90 for a conical container) original versions were agreeably crispy and light, and you could even eat on its own without any sugar dipping. Though I wished they were more piping hot.
You can pair them with dark, milk or white chocolate dips (recommended get all 3). Being quite sugar-intolerable recently, the dark chocolate cup almost quickly swept clean, while the other two proved to be opulently sweet.
For something unlike the usual, the Premium Churros ($4.30 each, $21.60 for pack of 6) with flavours such as Chocolate Bombon, Strawberry Cream, Triple Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Black Forest and Coconut Bombon may give the local Krispy Kreme a run for their money.
The thick cold ones come completely coated, and comes with (I hate to use this word again) sweet fillings. You may find yourself needing to visit the gym more than necessary. So I would say: Emm, you may want to save some calories.
As they are new franchisees and first-time F&B business operators, service can be unpolished and may appear tactless, especially when faced with a huge crowd. (Note: there were no plates, no utensils, no water when we asked. And were also ‘politely’ asked to clear the table when we were done.) Okay lah, cut them some slack.
[Closed] Spanish Doughnuts Singapore
181 Orchard Road, #05-51/52 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896 (Somerset MRT)
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Daily