This article is re-printed from Isaactan.Net
Molten Lava has been around on the lower ground floor of One Utama New Wing and may not be a new thing to some of you. However for me, Churros is definately a new term for me. Molten Lava specializes in Churros and Funnel Cakes with a mix of fusion local dishes and Macarons! I was delighted when invited by Carmen to go for a round of good food in Molten Lava the other day.
Molten Lava Logo
Molten Lava Colorful entranceSo what are churros, and what makes it so special? A quick check online, and I found some good info as shared below.
A churro, sometimes referred to as a Spanish doughnut, is a fried-dough pastry-based snack, sometimes made from potato dough, that originated in Spain. Churros are also popular in Latin America, France, Portugal, Morocco, the United States, Australia, and Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands. There are two types of churros in Spain. One is thin (and sometimes knotted) and the other is long and thick (porra). They both are normally eaten for breakfast dipped in hot chocolate or café con leche.
SourceSo there we were, warmly welcomed by the owner Michelle Chong and all ready to chomp down some good food. Michelle gave us a quick rundown on how the concept of Molten Lava, what food they serve. and how the Molten Lava has been in the industry since the opening of One Utama’s new wing. She even did a demonstration of the making of Churros as well as the Funnel Cakes which I will share further down this post. For now check out some of the wonderful fusion local food we had.
#1 Kung Po Chicken Rice (half portion serving in picture) – RM7.80
#2 Sweet Sour Chicken Rice (half portion serving in picture) – RM7.80
Fizzy Ribena (RM5.20), Barley Coffee – (RM4.90 Hot, RM5.30 Cold), Cucumber Soda (RM7.90)After having these delicious hot food, we were invited by Michelle herself to see how the churros and funnel cakes were made. It was really interesting to watch the process. So what do you think the end result looks like? Churros and funnel cake looks delicious, and after biting into them, I would say it tastes as delicious as it looks. Just check out below on the varieties that Molten Lava has to offer.
#5 Molten Chocolate Dip Churros – RM5.80
#6 Cinnamon Sugar Churros – RM4.80
#7 Filled Churros (Dulce De Leche, Chocolate) – RM4.50 each
#8 Kiddy Churros (Drizzled choc, caramel and colorful sugar)
#9 Funnel Cake (Banana, Caramel & Ice-cream) – RM10.50My first experience of having churros, and it’s an awesomely delightful plus sweet to the max experience. Churros actually reminded me of a classier version of the chinese “Eu Char Kwai” with added sugar coating. The texture was much nicer though, crunchy on the outside, while soft on the inside. As for the funnel cake, it tasted great too, with a different batter being used which produced the airier hollow effect. Added with the banana, caramel and ice-cream, this can be taken as a meal on its own.Oh did I mention Molten Lava makes Macarons as well? We were treated to a collection of different flavored macarons along with Molten Lava’s Almond Pear Tart. Check out these delightful desserts below.
Assorted Macarons (RM3.30 each)
Almond Pear TartMolten Lava cafe does make customized cakes and cupcakes too, so if you need to order some don’t hesitate to give them a call. There were a couple of customers that day who were there to collect their specially made birthday cake.
Special order of a birthday cake
Cupcakes for everyone
The owner of Molten Lava Michelle Chong, Isaac, Rebecca, Carmen, and EdwinWe ended the session stuffed to the brim with good food, wonderful churros, and a heavenly assortment of desserts. Do drop by Molten Lava Cafe should you find yourself shopping in One Utama and in need of some food, or maybe for a sweet dessert binge. Remember, it’s located just opposite Cold Storage, you can’t miss it!