Nothing beats cold, creamy ice cream on a hot day – especially in Malaysia’s tropical weather.
In Puchong, there’s Inside Scoop, a well-known local chain offering fresh, artisanal ice cream with a distinctive local twist. Founded by a husband and wife team in 2013, the company started off with an outlet in Bangsar, but it has since expanded to over 20 all across Peninsular Malaysia. With flavours such as Gula Melaka, Cendol, Teh Tarik and Durian that appeal to the local palate, it’s no wonder they’ve been able to hold their own against internationally renowned chains such as Baskin Robbins and Haagen Daz.
Their Puchong outlet is cosy, sporting the brand’s signature bright and cheery yellow. Adhering to the new normal, diners are required to check in with their details via QR code. They also no longer give out free tasting samples, for hygiene purposes.
Inside Scoop offers over 70 flavours on rotation, and they carry both creamy gelatos and refreshing sorbets. During our visit, there was a good mix of local flavours(cendol, mango sorbet) and more traditional offerings (mint chocolate, peanut butter jelly, Nutella, vanilla, dark chocolate).
A single scoop in a cup costs RM8.30, while the double is RM14.60. Certain flavours go for an additional RM1.90. You can also get them in a cone, or with their buttermilk or signature waffles.
As a creature of habit, if I find something that I like on the menu, I tend to gravitate to the same choices every time I visit (because you can’t go wrong with it!). I also prefer the classics, so it was a combo of Vanilla Bean and Valrhona Dark Chocolate for me. At Inside Scoop, all of their ice creams are handcrafted from scratch in small batches with no artificial flavourings or preservatives – and you can really tell from the taste. It’s creamy but not cloying, and definitely not too sweet. Lovers of dark chocolate will like the Valrhona because its thick, dark and rich, and pairs perfectly with the sweeter Vanilla Bean.
G and Max had Mint with chocolate chip and Mixed Berries with Cheesecake. I’m not a big fan of mint, but Max loved it. The mixed berries was excellent as well – felt like we were having actual cheesecake!
Too lazy to go out or just cautious due to the pandemic? You can get ice cream pints and cakes delivered right to your doorstep. Order here.
INSIDE SCOOP (Puchong Branch)
E 26-G, IOI Boulevard,Jalan Kenari 5, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs (1PM – 11PM), Fri – Sat (12.30PM – 12AM), Sun (12.30PM – 11PM)
Phone: 03-8074 0139