Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Affogato Guys @ Puchong

Affogatos conceived with carrot juice or black tea instead of coffee, rounded out with a variety of Haagen-Dazs ice creams & unconventional toppings: The Affogato Guys create surprising twists that deliciously freshen up one of our favourite desserts.

Each of these is reputedly named after a friend of The Affogato Guys: Elly is an affogato for dessert devotees, teaming up lychee raspberry rose ice cream with fresh carrot juice, julienne carrots, cucumbers, longan & strawberries for a combo of crisp-&-creamy textures & perky, invigorating flavours (RM18.90 per affogato). The verdict: It all works, with everything in the well-thought-out ensemble complementing one another. It also helps that each ingredient tastes irreproachable, quality-wise.

For fans of tangy dynamics, try Jane - lemon sorbet with lime zest, fresh orange, burnt lemon slice & honey, balanced with black tea, plus salt on the rim to make the flavours pop further. It's almost like a (non-alcoholic) affogato version of a Margarita.

 We like how each affogato showcases different facets; there's bound to be one for nearly every personal preference. Satsuki could be our best bet - cookies & cream ice cream with Korean matcha, made crunchy with Oreos & cornflakes; this playful pleasure pairs childhood indulgences with the sophisticated elegance of robust green tea for an absolutely indulgent affogato.

There are coffee-based affogatos too: Rachel is lots of fun - salted caramel ice cream heaped with roasted peanuts & a chocolate & peanut butter sauce, drowned with a test tube of a Guatemalan-blend espresso. Altogether, six affogatos are available; the other two feature Belgian choc ice cream with passion fruit juice, choc cookies & marshmallows, & royal milk tea ice cream with espresso, choc twiggies & cornflakes. We'll probably hearing much more about The Affogato Guys soon.

TAG The Affogato Guys
Inside the Korea Wallpaper showroom, 2-1, Jalan Merbah 1, Bandar Puchong Jaya, Puchong. 
Open Tues-Sun, 11am-2am. Note: Will close July 4-8 for Aidilfitri break.
Tel: 03-8080 5217

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  1. Ice cream with salads? :D Errrr....I'll go with the Rachel. What will they think of next? Highly imaginative!

    1. Phong Hong: heh, yeah, this is quirky, but tasty! :) and yes, it does open up new horizons for what affogatos and other desserts can become :D the rachel is probably the safe crowd-pleaser, since it combines coffee & chocolate & ice cream :D

  2. Not a fan of Haagen Dazs - it melts so quickly that one ends up like drinking milk shake in the end. Maybe it is ok if the place is very cold.

    1. Suituapui: i like haagen-dazs cos the flavours are really well-done, and the texture is satisfyingly creamy, heh. but yeah, best to consume in an air-conditioned environment :D

  3. I'm a dessert person. This is my kind of place.

    1. Lux G: i'm an affogato person, and i like creative combos, so this is my kind of place too! :D

  4. Some interesting dishes here. But again, is this another place that has chosen throw away plastic rather than reusable ceramics?

    1. The Yum List: that's a good point ... with affogatos served in this style, their options for tableware/glassware would be a bit limited, but hopefully they'll look into it :)

  5. That's amazing! A speciality affogato place eh? I thought the first one (Elly) was some kind of salad cup at first, only realized it was a dessert with lychee and raspberry ice cream when I read your paragraph.

    Puchong is quite far from me, but since Raya holidays is coming up, I'll be sure to check this out with my better half. I'm sure she'll love it.

    1. Huai Bin: yeah, these are definitely some of the coolest affogatos in the klang valley right now! :D i hope you'll both love the affogato guys. they're closed for part of the raya break, but they will reopen this saturday :)