Churreria La Lola
Level B2, Departure Transit, Changi Airport, Airport Boulevard, Singapore
Open daily from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
(SPOT.ph) Whether flying domestic or international, most people want to rush out of the airport as quickly as possible—except when landing at Changi Airport. The airport, rated for several years straight as the best in the world, can be considered a destination in itself, especially with the addition of Jewel Changi which opened April of this year. Right smack in between the three terminals of the airport, Jewel occupies a sprawling 3.5 hectares and is home to retail shops, restaurants, lounges, and more.
Aside from the HSBC Rain Vortex, a must-stop at Changi Airport is the International Food Hall, which brings together restaurants and food kiosks from all over the world. They’ve got almost everything, from the Food Emporium, a section of the hall that brings together hawker fare like bak kut teh and chicken rice, to international chains like A&W and Shake Shack. The Philippines has its own stamp here, too, with homegrown brand Churreria La Lola’s kiosk.
Pinoy pride isn’t the only reason you should drop by Churreria La Lola at Changi. Aside from their light and crisp churros (they use flour and oil sold locally—we daresay their version here is a tad airier than Manila’s), they also have a menu of savory items you can only get in Singapore.
The first order of business should be the Burrata Cheese Sandwich (SGD 6.50, roughly P244.72). Just as its name suggests, this does come with a huge slab of burrata cheese sandwiched between two churro buns. It’s rich and savory, with peppery arugula and a thick slice of fresh tomato for balance.
Something a little easier to handle in terms of size is the Chori Churro Burger (SGD 6, approx. P225.90). These small yet flavorful sliders feature extra smoky, peppery chorizo patty stuffed between two churro buns.
Though not a churro, the Madrid Sandwich (SGD 5, approx P188.25) is proof that Churreria La Lola is a versatile creature. This sandwich is comfort in a handy form, thanks to a blend of mozzarella, cheddar, and Gouda between buttered and toasted white bread.
If all these rich and savory flavors got you craving something sweet, check out the Lola’s Choco Peanut Yogurt (SGD 5, approx P188.25). Each serving comes with a stick of mini churros dunked in choco-peanut yogurt. It's a different yet fun dip that’s surprisingly not overwhelmingly sweet, thanks to the subtle tang of the yogurt.
With this menu of stars, we’re proud that a homegrown concept like Churreria La Lola has made its mark in Singapore—but to be honest, we’re also kind of jealous. If we could fly out all the time for La Lola’s burrata sandwich, well, we’d already be on our way to the airport now.
Photos by Henna Yu