Forget Scoops, Start Craving Silky Swirls, Kuki Has Brought Luxe Soft Serve to Darling Square

Eat, Sydney / 12 January 2024
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Forget Scoops, Start Craving Silky Swirls, Kuki Has Brought Luxe Soft Serve to Darling Square

Eat, Sydney / 12 January 2024

Move over ordinary cones! 

Darling Square welcomes a newcomer, Kuki, a dessert haven where simplicity reigns supreme. Forget over-the-top concoctions and molecular gastronomy; Kuki celebrates the humble cookie and the irresistible swirl of soft serve, taking us back to childhood memories with a grown-up twist.

Behind Kuki are Chris and Dylan Duong, the duo behind the beloved deep-fried ice cream phenomenon, Duo Duo. But Kuki marks a new chapter, a step towards their dream of becoming a dessert powerhouse. As Chris puts it, “We’re not reinventing the wheel, just perfecting it.”

Kuki’s philosophy might be minimalist, but the execution is anything but. Settled in a sun-drenched corner of Darling Square, a blushing marble counter beckons with five glistening soft-serve flavours: vanilla, vanilla-choc swirl, Earl Grey, choc-hazelnut, and the intriguing mango. Here you can forget the airy fluffiness of typical soft serve; Kuki’s boasts a denser, “silky, shiny” texture that promises pure, concentrated ice cream bliss.

Kuki cookie

For those seeking to elevate the experience, sundaes await. The Kuki Classic is a symphony of textures and flavours, with house-made salted caramel drizzled over warm, chewy brown-butter-choc-chip cookies and vanilla soft serve. Coffee lovers will swoon over the Soft Tiramisu Sundae, a whimsical layering of choc-hazelnut swirl, coffee-soaked sponge, and mascarpone.

But Kuki is more than just soft serve. From the moment you step into the warm, timber-accented space, the aroma of freshly baked cookies envelops you. Each batch boasts a crispy-outside, chewy-inside perfection, with flavours ranging from the classic brown-butter choc chip and roasted macadamia to the adventurous taro mochi and Earl Grey white chocolate.

The menu may be small, but it’s carefully curated, with seasonal specials adding an element of surprise. Whether you’re a soft serve purist or a cookie connoisseur, Kuki offers a taste of pure, unadulterated indulgence. It’s a place to linger on sun-drenched afternoons, stealing bites of warm cookies between swirly spoonfuls of soft serve, and sharing laughter with friends in the heart of Darling Square’s vibrant buzz.

Kuki invites you to ditch the overcomplicated dessert menus and rediscover the simple joy. It’s a reminder that sometimes, the best experiences are the ones that take us back to basics, offering comfort, familiar flavours, and a touch of whimsy.