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The latest food craze in Seoul is Churros?
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dairyairy



Joined: 17 May 2012
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:09 pm    Post subject: The latest food craze in Seoul is Churros? Reply with quote

I guess it goes along with the Tex-Mex craze and the fact that you can get them in the Costco food court and Costco frozen section.
http://www2.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=10178665&whse=BD_115&Ne=4000000&eCat=BD_115|6222|78134|21822&N=4033814&Mo=16&pos=1&No=15&Nr=P_CatalogName:BD_115&cat=21822&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&ec=BD_115-EC23471-Cat78134&topnav=bdoff

But it seems like churros are popping up everywhere and they even have their own chains to further feed the craze. Has anyone else noticed how suddenly churros have become a hot food item in Seoul?
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Swampfox10mm



Joined: 24 Mar 2011

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how long it will be before we find out someone has been importing Churros from China which are made with paper.

Without the cinammon and sugar, the things almost taste like that!
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Chalmers



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

::sh!ts on thread::
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Steelrails



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Churros have been around since like, 2009 since I've been here and I'm sure even earlier. Korean Uni students I met back in the states knew what they were.
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dairyairy



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steelrails wrote:
Churros have been around since like, 2009 since I've been here and I'm sure even earlier. Korean Uni students I met back in the states knew what they were.


They've been around but now are hitting their stride as a popular food item. There are coffee chains and restaurants that serve churros, and some are filled with chocolate or cream.
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methdxman



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're referring to churros that you dip into melted chocolate... yeah that ain't Tex-mex, that's Spanish.
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Captain Corea



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dairyairy wrote:
Steelrails wrote:
Churros have been around since like, 2009 since I've been here and I'm sure even earlier. Korean Uni students I met back in the states knew what they were.


They've been around but now are hitting their stride as a popular food item. There are coffee chains and restaurants that serve churros, and some are filled with chocolate or cream.


Nah, not from what I've seen. They were all over for the past 10 years - any amusement park / big park / street festival type thing - saw them everywhere.

My wife loves 'em, so we've been buying them for years whenever we go out.
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Swampfox10mm



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grease sponges coated with sugar and cinnamon.

Yum, yum

*more thread pooping*
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Steelrails



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OP, may I ask how long you've been in Korea? I see your join date, but that's not always a good indicator.
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dairyairy



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never said that churros were new to Korea, only that many restaurants and shops are now either adding churros to their menus or featuring them as the main menu item.

Some of you need to get out more often. Get some fresh air and take a look around the real world, for a change. You would notice the addition of churros to many stores and shops.
Maybe you need some churros.
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fermentation



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He has a point. Churros have been around, but I never saw stores specializing in churros like I saw in Hongdae last night before. I'm seeing a lot more kids munching on churros on the street too. You only used to see them in amusement parks and the like.
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Steelrails



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And it's all because of Costco... Rolling Eyes
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Zyzyfer



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fermentation wrote:
He has a point. Churros have been around, but I never saw stores specializing in churros like I saw in Hongdae last night before. I'm seeing a lot more kids munching on churros on the street too. You only used to see them in amusement parks and the like.


I was pretty surprised last Saturday when I saw a shop that specialized in coffee and...churros. I was thinking how did this crap escape Everland?

Makes sense now...sort of.
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Ranman



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

methdxman wrote:
If you're referring to churros that you dip into melted chocolate... yeah that ain't Tex-mex, that's Spanish.


This. Spain may be going to hell, but their food is still crazy good. Was in Madrid last December visiting my GF and pretty much every coffee shop has them. God, they're delicious.
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NYC_Gal 2.0



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I'd only ever seen them on the boardwalk at Wolmido or at amusement parks before. I've been seeing them pop up in more and more places. They're yummy, but too unhealthy to eat more than once in a while.
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