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5 Best Ice Cream Gula Apong Spots in Kuching!

The hot days in Malaysia can really affect your mood sometimes, so how can you keep your spirits high throughout the day? With Ice Cream Gula Apong of course! Ice Cream Gula Apong is an original dessert that was made in Sarawak. It may as well be one of the best desserts you will ever taste!

Eager to know where you can indulge in this delightful treat? Well then, let’s look into some of the places in Kuching that offer this sweet and splendid dessert! Keep in mind that this list is not in order, you should try them all and hopefully find your favourite!

1. RG Ais Krim Gula Apong

Established in 2006, R.G. Ais Krim Gula Apong was the 1st to sell this dessert in Malaysia! In the afternoon, the shop is operated by Richard, who opened it nearly 2 decades ago. At night, however, it is his son, Gerald, who takes over the job. Hence R.G. (Richard and Gerald) in the shop’s name!

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RG Ais Krim Gula Apong often rotates its ice cream flavours daily (I have tried pandan, chocolate and vanilla!) so be sure to try them all and with different toppings!

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They also have a brand-new item that is currently not in the menu which is their Boba Tea with Ice Cream Gula Apong!

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Shop Name: RG Ais Krim Gula Apong
Address: No. 11 Tower, Wet Market and Hawker Centre (Open Air Market) 93100, Kuching, Sarawak.
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday (1 pm – 1 am)
Waze/ Google Maps: Search for “R.G. AIS KRIM BERGULA APONG”

2. IG Gula Apong

Founded in June 2019, it is a new stall in the ice cream gula apong scene! IG Gula Apong is located at a bus stop right in front of Kuching Waterfront, no wonder it has attracted a lot of customers in a short amount time!

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This stall highlights its Gula Apong Bubble Milk Tea which you can choose between Gula Apong Milk Tea or Chocolate Milk Tea, and you can have it with or without ice cream!

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You can also have normal Sundae Gula Apong Ice Cream with toppings of your liking!

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Shop Name: IG Gula Apong
Address: Kiosk Perhentian Bas (Jualan Runcit) Jalan Gambier, 93000 Kuching.
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday (2 pm – 12 am) for now, will be changing it to 11 am – 12 am soon!
Waze/ Google Maps: Search for “IG Gula Apong”

3. DP Ice Cream Gula Apong

Next, we have DP Ice Cream Gula Apong! Compared to most of the other shop, I would say that DP Ice Cream Gula Apong offers ice cream gula apong that is a little less sweet, which would suits some people who can’t handle too much sugar.

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It has recently moved from Padungan to Kuching Riverside, but still offers the same great taste since 2015! The portion for a large bowl is very generous!

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Shop Name: DP Ice Cream Gula Apong
Address: Below Noisy Room- Riverside (Next to St. Mary)
Opening Hours: 10 am – 10 pm
Waze/ Google Maps: Search for “DP Ice Cream Gula Apong”

4. Sunny Hill Ice Cream

Opened in 1963, Sunny Hill Ice Cream is truly a local favourite with its nostalgic canteen-style parlour. It is the oldest ice cream joint in Kuching!

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Along the years, they have perfected their combination of gula apong with its silky smooth and soft textured ice cream. The soft ice cream is what makes it unique compared to the other stalls!

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The creaminess of the ice cream paired with roasted peanuts for me is absolutely spot on! An OG dessert for all Kuchingites!

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Shop Name: Sunny Hill Ice Cream
Address: Jalan Bukit Cahaya, Sunny Hill Garden, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak.
Operating Hours:
Sunday to Thursday (8.30 am – 10.00 pm)
Friday (8.30 am – 3.30 pm)
Saturday (7.30 pm – 10.00 pm)
Waze/ Google Maps: Search for “Sunny Hill Ice Cream”

5. Swee Kang Ais Kacang

Swee Kang is well-known in Kuching for selling desserts, mainly for its Ice Kacang. However, they also offer their own Ice Cream Gula Apong too!

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The ice cream has a creamy texture to it that is drenched in a sweet gula apong which is not too overpowering. So make sure to try it the next time you’re at Swee Kang!

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Shop Name: Swee Kang Ice Kacang
Address: Jalan Kulas- Haji Taha Interchange, Kamung Bandarshah, 93400 Kuching, Sarawak.
Operating Hours: 12 pm- 6.30 pm [THURSDAY OFFDAY]
Waze/ Google Maps: Search for “Swee Kang Ais Kacang”

Ice Cream Gula Apong, a dessert that can satisfy your sweet tooth and become a mood booster during these hot days! Add these places to your bucket list because you’ll always have space for ice cream gula apong for the day, especially in Kuching where you can find them in various places. Be sure to try them all!

Have more recommendations for dessert places that sells Ice Cream Gula Apong or any other type of yummy desserts? Please leave a comment and let us know! Do share this article with your friends and family so that they know where to find these places to enjoy some ice cream!

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