Pizza dough strips are deep fried, puffing up into fries that are then topped with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce.
I’m usually not a fan of pizza crust, but when it’s deep fried, the dough is fluffy rather than dense, with a slightly crunchy exterior. It’s delicious and works great as pizza fries.
Not too long ago, someone asked me what I would want for my last meal if I could choose.
Caffe Bene is chain from South Korea that recently opened a location in San Diego. They offer coffee, teas, desserts and more.
The place is quite spacious with a lot of tables and seating.
It was hard to decide what we wanted. Dessert options includes shaved ice, honey brick toast and liege waffles. Drinks range from teas and coffees to non-alcoholic mojitos.
Churro Borough is the creator of the churro ice cream sandwich, which has been a very popular dessert in Los Angeles.
While I’ve successfully made my own churro ice cream sandwiches, I wanted to try out the original. I’m told there is usually quite a long line at the small shop, but we got lucky on our visit and only had a few people ahead of us.
There’s a variety of ice cream flavors to choose from and we were able to sample a few before deciding. The ice creams are handmade in small batches.
To make these fun sandwiches, churro dough is piped into a disc shape and then deep fried. If you’ve tried my recipe, I actually baked mine which I think tastes just as good and not quite as oily. It also holds its shape better because when you fry it, sometimes they puff up unevenly, which happened with my friend’s churro sandwich.
Isn’t this the cutest? Mr. K and I shared this one because this was one of four dessert stops in one afternoon of our LA food crawl. We chose the Spanish latte ice cream. We really liked our ice cream.