Duo Duo Strathfield

This nostalgic gelateria from a beloved food truck offers Vietnamese iced coffee gelato, Biscoff cheesecake doughnuts and its specialty: deep-fried ice cream.
Ben Hansen
Published on April 05, 2023
Updated on April 05, 2023


Deep-fried ice cream is the kind of confection that delivers the best of two worlds: cold and creamy, warm and crunchy. This singular treat takes the starring role in a new flagship Strathfield store from longtime Sydney food truck Duo Duo.

Sporting a slick modern fit-out, the store could be dismissed as one of the big gelato chains — but step up to the stylish marble countertop and you'll be greeted by a far more inventive addition to Sydney's dessert scene.

Of course, the deep-fried ice cream is a major drawcard. The pandan coconut is the original speciality with sweetened coconut sauce and roasted coconut flakes making it a must-try for coconut lovers. The vanilla bean serve comes topped with house-made salted caramel and butterscotch popcorn, while the cookies and cream flavour is paired with Nutella ganache and cookie crumble.

There's plenty more to love here if you're on the hunt for a sweet treat that's a little less hedonistic. There's a classic gelato bar out front scooping classics like vanilla bean and pistachio, alongside more inventive flavours like durian, macha, taro, Vietnamese iced coffee and Thai milk tea.

Plus, there's doughnuts. The team recommend tucking into a crème brûlée or strawberry, cream and berry jam-filled options, while crowd-pleasers like Biscoff cheesecake or classic original glazed are also up for grabs.

If you're feeling parched after you've devoured your dessert, Duo Duo is ready with a selection of in-house sodas and teas as well. Order a green grape, yuzu or lychee soft drink, or opt for tea available in strawberry hojicha, apple black or grape sencha.


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