A lot of restaurants are all bark and no bite. They are full of too much hype and not enough flavor. From food trucks to hole in the walls to 5 star establishments, I'm here to answer the question on everyone's mind, "Is it really that good!" I am not an Iron Chef let alone a line cook. I'm just an ordinary girl who loves to eat extraordinary food.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Churro Who?

For those of us that don't know what a beignet is, or let alone say it properly [ben-yey] , a beignet is square shaped, deep-fried dough dusted with powdered sugar.  I’ve eaten them before and it really wasn’t my type of dessert.  I am not too fond of donuts so needless to say a beignet wouldn’t be something I’d choose to order. My brother told me about this place at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, CA. He said they were the best beignets he’s ever tasted. I didn’t want to bother but he loves food just as much as I do so I had to taste it just to prove him wrong.

Jazz Kitchen Express is where we went. You can see them make the dough, roll it out, cut and deep fry them. When they're ready they serve them hot in a white paper bag. They place the beignets in the bottom of the bag and throw in a heaping scoop of powdered suger. You have to shake the bag to make sure the powdered sugar is on every beignet. Believe me, there is enough powdered sugar to go around. 

I took one out of the bag and shook off some of the powdered sugar and took a bite. It was warm, soft, and not overly sweetened by the sugar. The texture is a little thicker than that of a glazed donut but not as dense as your typical powdered sugar donut. It is light and airy, almost melts in your mouth. The second one I ate, I didn’t bother dusting off the excess powdered sugar.  It was just as good.  By the third, I decided I needed to control myself. I probably could’ve eaten the whole bag.

These beignets are like fluffy pillows of yummy goodness that I’d gladly want to lay my head in all day. Seriously though, they are just simply delicious.  There is no need for any dipping sauce or fruit filling.  They are just good eats in its most simplest form.  The beignets at Jazz Express Kitchen are a definite must try. My family and I use to look forward to the Churros when we went to Disneyland but now we'll make it a habit to stop by the Jazz Kitchen Express for a half dozen order of beignets before entering the Magical Kingdom.  I must agree with my brother on this one and thank him for this great find.

1 comment:

  1. OMG!!! I abs love beignets! No one really knows about them unless they are from New Orleans. Chris' family got me into them and have been looking for a place that sells them. The restaurant we went to that use to sell them closed! Ugh! Thank you for finding this! :-) Much appreciated from a beignet lover!