[Seoul] Spanish churros were (once upon a time) very IN in Korea, appearing in long or tear-dropped shapes, glazed in chocolates, or served in soft-serves and desserts.
Street Churros 스트릿 츄러스is a one of the most popular dessert spots in Seoul, located in the Itaewon area. For tourists, Itaewon is known to be the international district with diverse food culture.
The churros shop started originally in the Gyeongridan street of Itaewon, and has been expanding to other parts in Seoul and worldwide.
You can now find outlets in Malaysia, Taipei and even all the way to a food truck in Hollywood.
All their churros are hand crafted and made to order, reinventing a traditional Spanish recipes.
During the initial days, it served hot churros with a crispy, sweet crunch. When paired with soft serve, you get the magical combination of salty and sweet, hot and cold.
For the basic options, the most popular option was the Plain Churro (2000 won, SGD$2.40), pretty decently sized for the price.
There are also the options for additional dipping sauce (1000 won) and churros with ice cream (3500 won), paired with a selection for drinks including one of their favourites, the Frozen Mocha (4500 won).
However, the menu has gotten a lot more inventive when I visited a year later again. It used to be a kiosk, now the space is like a restaurant-café with ample dining space.
Food wise, you can expect brunch items such as Churro Dog (3,800 Won), American Breakfast & Churros (9,900 Won), Spooning Pizza (9,900 Won), and Shrimp Pilaff (9,900).
I was curious enough to try the Churro Fries (3,500 Won).
Thin, crunchy, savoury and super addictive. These churros were shaped long and slim like shoe-string fries, deep-fried till crisp, tossed with salted sour cream and onion powder – like what you would find in a bag of sinful potato chips.
Take one… take ten, couldn’t stop.
The latte varieties were also enough to get me intrigued. Other than the more commonly seen varieties in Korea – Greentea Latte (4,800 Won), Sweet Potato Latte (4,800 Won) and Roasted Grain Latte (4,880), I wanted to be adventurous to try the Salted Cheese Latte (4,800 Won).
Emm… not my favourite.
The drink was richer and saltier than I imagined, and would help if the tones came in more subtlely.
Street Churros 스트릿 츄러스
170 Noksapyeong-daero, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Tel: +82 10 6263 0303
Opening Hours: 9am – 6pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat – Sun
Google Maps – Street Churros 스트릿 츄러스
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