Skip to comments.Here Are the Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches That Brought L.A. to a Standstill
Posted on 06/22/2014 3:10:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Here's the churro-ice-cream sandwich, invented by Sylvia Yoo, who worked at Jean Georges and wd~50 in New York but now runs a business in Los Angeles called Churro Borough. Less than a week after they were first covered on Chow, news of the novelty was picked up by E! News, which regularly covers glitzier things, like Robert Pattinson's totally untrue Han Solo rumors and news of Katy Perry's vocal coach, so there's that.
churro-ice-cream-sandwich Born in East L.A.Photo: Churro Borough/Facebook
Churros and Cronuts both start with the same letter, which is obvious. Beyond that, well, here we are, summer of 2014, primed to seek out all mash-up foods, saying things like "[the] Cronut is old news," and asking: "Finally, A Worthy Cronut Successor?" We already even know how many calories this thing might contain. ("I see no problem with people enjoying these desserts occasionally," Time's on-call dietitian says.)
churro-ice-cream-sandwich Blueberry, black sesame, and crème fraîche flavors. Yoo also makes a horchata flavor.Photo: Churro Borough/Facebook
In any event, Churro Borough's sandwiches are only available at pop-up events and as part of catered deals right now, but they will be at Tasting Table's West Coast Lobster Roll Rumble in August and, hopefully, at several more events before then.
My arteries started to harden just looking at them.
Buy one to PO Moochelle.
Churros with horchata ice cream sound like Mexico’s gift to the world. In spite of the fact that the creator, Sylvia Yoo, is apparently Asian. Fusion food at its greasy best!
When I lived in SoCal, I’d often spend weekends at a health ranch in Mexico, and on the way home, always stopped at the churro stand for a bag of the yummy greasy sugary treats fried in an oil drum. Oh, huge yum.
(As I type, I’m munching on little Mexican wafers, “Maria’s,” spread with mango jalapeño jelly.) Far from Mexico now, I do the best I can. )
Churros fresh from the grease on a street side stand is truly one of life’s pleasures. The commercial frozen/warmed crap they serve pretty much everywhere in the States isn’t even the same food.
They do look good, even though I’ve never had a churro.
what is a churro?
Yoo is a Chinese or Korean name or something?
You should ask one of the other posters, but I think they are a fried bread that is coated with sugar and cinnamon. They are long and skinny usually, almost like a licorice stick. I’ve seen ‘em a million times at street fairs etc. but never tried one.
Mexican donut, only long and rolled.
Any man who would eat FroYo instead of this bites pillows.
Yep... what will they think of next? pizza in a cone? Wait, they have that in Korea already...
My grandson had his first one when we were at Disney in LA several years ago. Made on the spot by a street vendor. They became his very fav food.