A big part of getting used to the culture and everyday life of the USA is very much linked to new food experiences. The latest taste test / food review is for Funnel Cake, which is an iconic food truck / carnival creation designed to be pure and unadulterated foodie pleasure (followed by happy guilt)!
Funnel cake is a popular summer fair/carnival food in North America and is made by deep frying a batter that is poured into the cooking oil in a circular motion using a jug/funnel contraption!
It is usually served with a decent dusting of powdered sugar, but can be served with a fruit based sauce, chocolate or other similar sweet topping.
The Taste Test
I had my funnel cake topped with a dusting of powdered sugar and cherry sauce – which was packed full of the succulent fruit – that pleasantly complimented the crunchiness of the crispy parts of the batter.
The cake itself was a textural mix of a softer dough-like middle and squiggly, curly, crunchy parts on the outside. The batter/dough itself has flavour much like a plain doughnut, and is boosted by the sugar or toppings that can be added.
My funnel cake was freshly made and was therefore hot, sugary and the size of my face! It was huge! Far too big for me to eat all of it, but I gave it a good ole’ British try! I managed to get through about a third of it, as the batter is quite filling.
My favourite part of it was the curly, crispy ends that give a really wonderful crunch. It was sweet, and tasted like a carnival on a plate. I enjoyed the experience and if I get the chance to try another one, I will have a different topping. Overall, it gets a thumbs up!
Have you tried Funnel Cake? What is your favourite topping? If you have not had one before, do you think you would like it?
What would you like to see me try next?