I love Madrid! Boy, does it get— really get— fried dough. For this special edition I visited the city’s topmost churros and porras spot, San Gines. I’d recommend going around quiet hours (try 7:30 or so) and not too late in the night after you’ve been out clubbing. That way, you’ll have more of a chance to avoid long lines to experience these Spanish treats fresh out the fryer. If you order a typical plate of 6 churros, know that the Spanish kind are not the same as those in the Americas. They’re usually salty and oily and a little off-tasting if you choose to eat them by themselves. Instead, like the Dutch pancakes of edition 2, they’re meant to compliment the thickly sweet Spanish hot chocolate. Dip your churros in the chocolate and voila! You’ve got an instant classic. My churro buddy @p.f.o.x visited another universe eating these. Yeah. They’re that good.
I’ve had churros before, and I’m still getting used to the spanish variety, so I’d like to focus most of this review on porras. If you can imagine how a Roman column would taste if it were a Spanish street food, well then there you go. You know what it’s like to eat this. If you can’t, I understand. No, I’m not trying to say that the texture is crumbly and dry. Honestly, I’m comparing porras to a Roman column almost exclusively for its shape (it’s a bit thicker than the churro) because the truth is, porras are so good, I’m mostly left without words. I can try to find some. Digging deep into my English major bullshit bank, might I suggest that perhaps even the experience of eating porras is as tragically beautiful as the ruins of the Roman Empire (extra, I know. Words and fried dough are my PASSIONS!) One bite is aperfectly measured explosion of the simplest of flavors (butter, oil, sugar, char, salt) in your mouth and then everything is all gone. Luckily, you can take your time eating porras. It’s a social food, so order about 3 if you can at once (per 2 people). Always, always, always smother in chocolate 5/5.
As always, thanks for reading (especially this one. It’s a lil esoteric). DM me what you’d like to see next for ed.4!
Madrid’de en iyi churros (ya da resimdeki gibi porras) nerede yenir? Bence San Ginés’te. Yüz yıldan fazla süredir hizmet veren mekan 7/24 açık olsa da, ispanyol geleneklerini yerine getirmek istiyorsanız sabah kahvaltısı için gitmenizi öneririm. Gittiğinizde kapıda sıra olması muhtemel, ama sıranın bize gelmesi çok sürmedi ve tabii ki beklediğimize değdi. Çikolatası gerçekten olması gerektiği gibi. Peki churros mu porras mı diye sorarsanız, sanırım daha kalın ve yumuşak olması sebebiyle porras derim.
2 porras ve 1 bardak çikolata 4 euro. Bu kadar meşhur bir yer için pahalı sayılmaz.
Peki nasıl gidilir? Sol Meydanı’ndan Opera’ya doğru yürürseniz 5 dakika içinde orada olabilirsiniz. Bu tatlı sokağı gördüğünüzde, San Ginés sokağın sonunda, kırmızı tabelasıyla sizi bekliyor olacak.☕️ #madrid#travelnotes#españa#spain#churros#porras#churrosconchocolate