New Restaurant Alert: Mr. Churros at Scout Rallos Street, Quezon City
This is more of a pop-up than a restaurant, but it certainly gives this deep-fried snack a good name.
F7 Rallos, 49 Scout Rallos Street, Diliman, Quezon City
Open from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Monday to Friday) and 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. (Saturday to Sunday)
(SPOT.ph) Everybody loves a good spin on a classic. With Mr. Churros’ fun, party-cart concept housing many inventive twists on churros, people might be curious to see how this relative newcomer amps up this fried favorite.
Chef Marion Reyes Go
Started by partners Cheena Ng Lio and Chef Marion Reyes Go, the mobile churreria is an offshoot of a surprisingly successful stand at a school fair. “I was a fan of churros even as a kid—I’d eat it even in theme parks abroad,” says Chef Marion. Originally based in the U.S. as a chef working in hot kitchens, he was convinced enough of the potential of this brand-new venture to stay and see where it goes.
In the three weeks since Mr. Churros has been up and running at Scout Rallos' popular F7 restaurant row, the feedback has been positive.
Build Your Own Bowl
Headlining the treats is the Build Your Own Bowl (P120), where a standard churro base (pick your own flavor!) could be paired with your choice of ice cream and a smorgasbord of standard (sprinkles, marshmallows, et cetera) and premium (brownies, cheesecake bits, et cetera) toppings. Think of it as a D.I.Y. ice cream sundae complete with a crunchy churros cup.
A whole cheesecake is P700.
Mr. Churros also takes the cheesecake on an incredibly rich and rewarding detour. Here, a wall of churros surrounds the cake, as if an armor. It can look overwhelming at first, but our tip is to take it in slowly: spoon some of the dense cheesecake onto a bite-sized churro to get a much more delightful experience. The churros provide an unexpected texture to the smoothness of the cheesecake. An à la mode version goes for P170.
Fans of this fried treat will also be happy to know that Mr. Churros will introduce a special every week. On Mother’s Day, they came up with a red velvet churro bowl with ice cream, cheesecake bites, caramel sauce, and some nuts for texture. Another fun option is the deconstructed take on S’mores (P160), with roasted marshmallows, chocolate sauce, and a churro base. It holds a permanent spot on the menu and it's another great option for those who have an intense sweet tooth craving.
Red Velvet Bowl
Different churro flavors
Everything at the joint is made fresh daily—from the churros themselves to the toppings. Both Cheena and Chef Marion are constantly at their pop-up shop, assuring customers that everything is made with top-tier products. Their churros aren't at all oily, so they taste great even in simpler, dairy-free setups. Available flavors are classic (P60), a can't-miss cinnamon sugar (P60), Oreo (P120), and bacon (P95)—a must for salty-sweet aficionados. A sampler that comes with chocolate and cream cheese dip fetches P150.
Chef Marion talks about the wealth of flavors that they have yet to explore. That's the great thing about being a pop-up that can pick up and go. We can explore with them, too.
The Mr. Churros cart is also available for parties, weddings, and other events.
Photos by Chinggay Labrador