ChouChou – Almost Awesome Crepes

ChouChou – Almost Awesome Crepes

Another food cart review! I’ve almost tried out every cart belonging to the QE Pod – I’m just missing Dougie Dogs!

I really like ChouChou’s food cart – it has a vintage feel to it that really catches one’s eye when you walk by it.

Cute little food cart

Cute little food cart

menu

menu

ChouChou serves both dessert crepes and savoury crepes. They’re a little bit on the pricey side! I had a short chat with the owner, and she mentioned that the way she does her crepes are authentic French. That means that the crepes are thing and petite, not a monstrosity like ones from Cafe Crepe.

I wasn’t sure what to get so I asked the owner to pick a dessert crepe for me. She recommended the classic ChouChou, which is a salty caramel with Grand Marnier liquor crepe – that sounded pretty delicious to me!

ChouChou Crepe

ChouChou Crepe

The crepe itself was very good. Very thin and had a nice flavour to it. The caramel and Grand Marnier was an excellent match! It tasted like a caramelly-rum sauce, so there was an initial sweet and malty flavour that blends well with the Grand Marnier.

The only thing that really disappointed me was how it was served – eating it in a wax bag upright resulted in all the sauce dripping down to the bottom. The result was a very soggy second half of the crepe that was both messy and not as delicious as  the top half.

I think her crepes make a nice treat, but I’m a bit on edge about returning when considering the price point. When comparing to something like Cafe Crepe though, I think ChouChou definitely has the edge in creativity and authentic flavour!

 

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