After what amounts to 300 years of slavery at the hands of the Spanish, perhaps the finest thing to come of it is our great taste for Churros and rich Spanish chocolate. You’ll be sure to have a good taste of it here at Sancho’s Churreria, just a few blocks away from Katipunan Avenue where Filipino Revolutionaries started it all and threw off that yoke of oppression. As the last restaurant during my first trip to Maginahwa Food Street, it was a great way to eat dessert.

Thankfully, our brave forefathers chose to keep the churros and the chocolate.

Spanish Chocolate and Churros. The best thing to come of Spanish Colonialization
Spanish Chocolate and Churros. The best thing to come of Spanish Colonialization

 

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Stepping into the restaurant you’ll find a small diner with some wooden tabletops and orange chairs. I love orange chairs. Yes.

 

There’s a display for some of the other fine treats you can order. Unfortunately I neither had the time or the space in my stomach to try out everything, like those delicious-looking cream puffs. I don’t know if they’ll put Dulcinea to shame, but I will find out next time.

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Oh look at all that! I really want to try it all!

 

This all boils down to something, though. Something really good: the Churros!

The churros are wonderfully fried and ready to be eaten.
The churros are wonderfully fried and ready to be eaten.

Served Spanish-style with a mug of hot chocolate to dip it in, these Churros mean business. The Churros were wonderfully fried, just that right level of cripsness with a rich moist inside. It wasn’t too hot when it was served, so no searing tongue effects going on.

The lynchpin of good churros though is the chocolate dip. Unfortunately, I didn’t like the Spanish chocolate that was served here that much. It tasted pretty authentic, but that means it was not too sweet, it was a bit watery, and not very rich and creamy. I am more partial towards thickly brewed, intense-tasting chocolate with a rich, thick consistency (almost fondue-like). I am fine without the extra sugar. But I wanted the chocolate to be a little milkier and creamier and less watery.

That said, it was a happy meal to have. The Churros were still great, even with the lackluster chocolate I enjoyed the meal. But with perfect chocolate this would have been a killer recommend. Even as it is, you can surely still find a lot to enjoy here in this Spanish-style cafe.

 

 

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Posted by Erwin Anciano

Erwin has been eating food for the past 30 or so years. Yes, he actually thinks that makes him an expert on all things food-related.

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