The brainchild of Giapo chef Amrit, the creation takes a beloved everyday food from her home town Bilga, India, retaining the traditional method of cooking the roti but then making a sharp turn – going on to incorporate the roti into a truly delectable dessert.
Customers can opt for their preferred flavour of ice cream (Giapo hosts offer guided tastings), then the kitchen prepares the roti to ode by caramelising it on both sides in a pan with a little sugar. The cold ice cream hits the warm roti and the whole thing is rolled up, adorned with toasted New Zealand nuts and served.
The roti ice cream wrap continues Giapo’s tradition of taking world-famous comfort foods and giving them a nice cream twist. The hardworking creatives at Giapo have brought ice cream versions of well-known foods such as Gyoza, Yorkshire pudding, Māori fried bread, Panipuri and Arancini to life. Now their homage to the Indian staple flatbread roti; further proves that there’s so much more potential to ice cream when we look beyond simply sticking a scoop of it in a plain cone.
Located in downtown Auckland, Giapo Ice Cream is a must-visit store for any visitor to New Zealand.