Last night, the husband and I went to the Powerplant Mall. Oh this season’s sale is so sinful!!! But I won’t be talking about that now (except for the 50% off on Jimmy Choo’s !). We had dinner at Wild Ginger. We ordered their nasi goreng, beef rendang, and pad thai. Food was okay. They actually tasted better than how they’ve presented them. They needed better plating, I guess. Like what my mom used to say- “Diners eat with their eyes too”. 🙂
As we were enjoying our dinner, I noticed a food stall, just across where we were eating, with people lining up to order. It wasn’t like the queue during the j.co opening (that was ridiculous). From our table, all I could see was the name of the stall-“La Lola”. I had no idea what they were serving but it really got me curious.
After dinner, we went around the mall and saw a bunch of people holding a huge carton cone with churros in it. The cone had “LOLA” printed on it. And I thought “that must’ve been what they’re serving!”. I admit. I have a sweet tooth. Well okay, I think more than a tooth! I try to stay away from sweets as much as I can but when I get my hands on them, I don’t let go! So I told the husband that we should try those churros. We waited in line.
It took us a while because they ran out of churros dough and had to make another batch from scratch. So we decided to wait patiently for it since the other customers were doing so. But in my mind, I kept thinking if this was worth it. We actually waited for 30 minutes until we finally got our order. We paid P170 for 6 pieces of churros and a medium-sized chocolate dip. We had it to go so we ate them at home. I re-heated the choco dip for 1 minute in the microwave. The churros were still a bit warm, it was already good to eat.
The verdict: All I can say is that….
THEY ARE THE BEST CHURROS I’VE EVER TASTED!!! They were so crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. And the size of it is bigger compared to the ones that we’re used to. Expect the grease, folks! These are deep fried churros! Surprisingly, there’s no “after taste” from the oil even if we were the last batch of customers they had that day because the mall was already about to close. So I think they keep track of their use of oil. Thick napkins were placed at the bottom of our cone to absorb excess oil.
The chocolate dip, on the other hand, is running her own show! It was sooooo good!!!! When I was reheating it in the microwave, it smelled like condensed milk so I’m guessing there is in it. It was so thick and dark and it tasted like chocolate heaven!
Their presentation is pure genius! It was well-thought! One hand for holding the cone, and the other for munchin’. How simple is that? Felt like I was eating an authentic greasy, unhealthy carnival food (in a good way)!
La Lola serves freshly made churros and people are lining up to get their hands on them. That basically causes the long wait. I just wish that they will have a better system that will make it faster. But as a cook myself, I know that anything freshly made eats up time. It’s opening one soon in UP Town Center, which is relatively near our place. I think when they open there, I’ll just get in line earlier for a fresh batch! Haha!
I would buy again in a heartbeat! 😍 yes I am in love with La Lola!
Note to self: start doing cardio.
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