Chocolate Indulgence @ San Churro


Last Sunday, we went to the famous chocolateria in Fremantle - San Churro.

We are not fine chocolate connoisseurs but we do love to have chocolates such as Cadbury bars, Ferrero Rocher and Lindt's Lindor every now and then. So, basically 'fine chocolates' are kind of an uncharted territory for us.

Our housemates, Jules and FangYu joined us and by the time we reached, there was already a line of people queuing up at the ordering counter. As a rule of thumb - a queue for food can only mean good food. :)

The place was virtually packed and luckily for us, we managed to find two vacant tables but unluckily for us, each table can only fit 3 people. And there were 5 of us (including Percy who was on her way to meet us after work).

And so, we combined both tables ala mamak-style...and Voila! It's a table for 5 suddenly.

While the girls were busy taking photos (as usual), I was busy checking for time of the match between Chelsea and Man Utd that's kicking off later that night.

And here's an artwork on the wall depicting what I believe to be the man himself, San Churro and the ailing Queen of Spain on her sickbed.

A brief research tells that San Churro was actually a Spanish monk in the 16th century. At that time, monks were being tasked to manufacture chocolates as a rare delicary for the royal family and the aristocrats.

San Churro was the head monk, and after witnessing first-hand the many miracles of chocolate including the healing of the Queen, he decided to share the recipe to the commoners and that was how chocolate eventually spread across Europe.

The menu basically listed everything that's made of chocolates. So we took quite a while to ponder what to choose from the vast selections while waiting for Percy to arrive.

And finally she arrived, with sunglasses on.

And this is her drink - Choco Loco.

And this is the main 'star' of the day - Churros with chocolate dippings (we can choose either milk, dark or white chocolate for the dippings).

I, for one, have no idea what a churro is but it sure tasted damn delicious! It's sort of like 'yau char kway' but less oily and more flour than air inside and a bit sweeter. I know that's a bad description, but you got the idea. :P

This is what Vian and I ordered for ourselves - Chocolate Fondue for two.

It has mini-churros, popcorns, strawberries, bananas, marshmellows, mini pretzels, crushed peanuts and 2 hedgehog slices.

The bad thing about the fondue was that it didn't have a candle underneath, so the chocolate wasn't too runny after a while. However, the chocolate was rich and was rather good except that I found it a tad too sweet for my liking.

We washed it all down with a glass of Chocolate Vanilla milkshake. Although it's still chocolate, but at least it's a refreshing change from the creamy and rich chocolate fondue.

All in all, I think this place deserved a 2nd visit. Not on a weekly basis, but rather as a casual indulgence occasionally. It's not everyday that our housemates and us have an outing together so usually when we go out, it's for good foods :)

And the quote on the serviette puts it aptly....


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