Soft Served Ice Cream: Affogato
While we need to thank the Italian for creating so many delicious delights, one hybrid of dessert and beverage caught our attention this time, a dessert called Affogato. The word “affogato” literally translates to “drowned” in Italian, ice cream (normally gelato) drowned with hot espresso, and today, it's time to get yourself drowned in this delicious tug-war of sweetness & bitterness.
Named after said dessert, Affogato opened only recently at the Tabuan Tranquility area (Location and Operating Hours at the end of the article), providing Kuchingites with a new place for premium soft served ice cream, coffee, and cakes to enjoy precious moments with their friends and families, or even just to take a break from this growing city.
They have in store different ice cream flavour base that will rotate every now and then, from what I understand from the cashier, they have around 6 - 7 flavours, and they have 2 the night I visited, Vanilla and Peanut Butter Jelly. Yep, Peanut Butter Jelly lol.
So, what you do is that you choose a ice cream base flavour and choose a topping to go with. Other than the 2 that we had, Affogato and Breakfast, they also have Popcorn, Rockies, Blackcomb, etc. While each base flavour may match differently with the toppings, it's best if you ask for recommendations from the staff.
Being their signature, their Affogato was really a tug war of sweet and bitter. The sweetness of the vanilla ice cream and the bitterness from the espresso blends perfectly in harmony. To some extent, the bitterness removes your mind from diet for a moment.
Remember the Peanut Butter Jelly ice cream base flavour? After asking for recommendations from the cashier, we went for Breakfast, erm.. not literally, it's just the name of the topping where they put TRIT.Kch's Chocolate Sea Salt Granola. And that cashier did not disappoint me LOL, It was a good match with the Peanut Butter Jelly base flavour.
Other than ice cream, they also serve cakes and coffee. But that's another story for another time, we were simply too full from dinner.
While it's raining here and then lately, you'll know where to go when you're craving for some icy sweet desserts.
Location: http://bit.ly/Affogato-EPL (next to Hope Place)
Operating Hours: 1100 - 2300 || Monday OFF
BTW, check out Trit.Kch as well, they serve amazing healthy snacks that are simply irresistible. Trust me. Haha