Simply Diplicious: A Review of Dip Shop
Written By Hafsa Sheikh
I’m Hafsa Sheikh, a fearless food critic extraordinaire! My insatiable hunger for exceptional cuisine has led me to explore some of Pakistan’s most renowned restaurants and hidden eateries.
You can call me a foodie adventurer, blazing a trail through the culinary wilderness of Pakistani food, Fast Food, Chinese delicacies, Continental delights, and the wonderful realm of beverages. Just so you don't have to!
With my fork as my compass and my stomach as my guide, I’ve discovered some of the country’s most delectable delights. Join me on this journey, and get ready for a wild ride!
I’ve got a secret life hack. I discovered it when I was little, just 8 or 9. You see, whenever I used to get the flu, I would not drink soup or gargle. Instead, you know what I used to do? Eat ice cream. And it worked. Every single time. Now, fast forward to the present day, and the legend of my flu-banishing ice cream tactic lives on through Dip Shop – one of the mind-blowingly awesome restaurants in Karachi. Come along as I share my diplicious experience at Dip Shop!
So, what’s on the Menu?
- Dip Classics
- Ice Cream Sandwich
- Swiss Roll
- Banana Split
- Premium Gelato
- Dip Gola
- Dip Orange
Taste: More than Just Ice Cream
1. Dip Classics
Chunky Chocolate: It’s like diving headfirst into a velvety pool of rich, creamy cocoa goodness, with delightful chunks of chocolatey heaven that leave you wanting more with every single bite. Trust me, it’s a chocolate lover’s wildest dream come true!
- Dip Bar: PKR 160
- Dip Cone: PKR 190
- Dip Cup: Regular – PKR 150, Medium – PKR 190, Large – PKR 250
2. Ice Cream Sandwich
Now, let’s talk about the Ice Cream Sandwich. Imagine the softest, chewiest cookies hugging the most luscious Mango Magic ice cream you could ever imagine. It was a tropical paradise in each bite, a sweet escape to an island of happiness. I was floating on cloud nine with this sandwich!
Price: PKR 190
The tangy bursts of Very Berry blending flawlessly with the tropical notes of Coconut, all swirled together to resemble a playful plate of spaghetti. It’s a flavor fusion so mind-bogglingly delicious you’ll wonder why all ice creams don’t come with a side of pasta!
Price: PKR 240
It’s like watching an enchanting ice cream ballet! My personal favorite, Vanilla Bean, transformed into a mesmerizing spectacle as it’s mixed, crushed, and cooled right before your eyes on a cold plate. The result? A creamy, chilled perfection that sends shivers of delight down your spine.
Price: PKR 195
5. Swiss Roll
Let me tell you about the Swiss Roll – it was like unwrapping a gift from the ice cream heavens! The vanilla scoop, oh-so-creamy, nestled inside a divine chocolate sponge, and then I got to customize it with my favorite toppings – and nuts it was! Can you imagine the bliss of sinking my teeth into that delightful combo? Pure perfection!
Price: PKR 195
6. Banana Split
Three flavors of sheer delight topped with an actual BANANA! My taste buds were doing cartwheels as I dove into the K-Caramel, a sweet symphony of caramel goodness, followed by the tropical dance of Pineapple, and last but not least, the bold Coffee flavor that gave me an instant pick-me-up! I felt like a kid in a candy store, only better because it was ice cream heaven!
Price: PKR 275
Oh, but wait until you hear about the Warmie – the name itself made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! Baked to brilliance, it was an explosion of flavors and textures. Creamy Caramel Fudge ice cream cradled lovingly between two scrumptious brownies. Each bite was a luscious blend of gooey sweetness and velvety smoothness, and I couldn’t help but close my eyes and savor every moment. Divine decadence at its finest!
Price: PKR 195
8. Premium Gelato
Mint Chip: It was like a breath of fresh minty air, cool and invigorating, with delightful chocolate chips scattered throughout like little treasures. I practically floated away on a cloud of gelato-induced euphoria!
Price: Regular – PKR 150, Medium – PKR 190
9. Dip Gola
Raspberry: It was an absolute berrylicious dream come true. Each spoonful was like diving into a sea of ripe, juicy raspberries, with a refreshing twist of gola ganda goodness that transported me straight to summertime bliss!
Price: PKR 150
Strawberry: A luscious, fruity escapade on a stick! As I took that first bite, my taste buds were serenaded by the sweet sun-kissed strawberries. It was like plucking the juiciest, ripest berry from the vine and turning it into an ice cream masterpiece. Oh, it was the embodiment of summer in a frozen treat!
Price: PKR 100
11. Dip Orange
The Dip Orange was a delightful dance between tangy and velvety smooth. Imagine the zingy zest of fresh oranges harmoniously mingling with the rich, velvety embrace of luxurious chocolate. It was a party in my mouth, and I never wanted it to end!
Price: PKR 50
Price: Decoding the Digits of Delight
Disclaimer: The prices quoted above are at the time of publishing. They are subject to change.
Do you want me to spill the scoop on the best part? The prices at Dip Shop were like a delightful surprise party for my wallet! Compared to other ice cream parlors in the city, they were definitely on the lower end of the spectrum.
I mean, who says you need to break the bank for a taste of paradise? So, when those dessert cravings hit, and I wanted to treat myself without worrying about my wallet, I knew exactly where to turn – Dip Shop!
Service: Needs Some Improvement
Ah, let’s talk about the sweet and not-so-sweet side of my Dip Shop adventure – the service! Now, don’t get me wrong; I was mostly satisfied with it, and the friendly smiles were like sprinkles on top. But, there was just one teeny-tiny hiccup – the service could use a speed boost. Waiting for my ice cream felt like an eternity when all I wanted was to dive into those creamy delights!
But hey, I’m willing to overlook a little waiting time for the scrumptious scoops of happiness that awaited me. Dip Shop, you’re almost there! Just a dash more speed, and you’ll be the ultimate ice cream haven!
Accessibility: Twists and Turns
The accessibility rollercoaster has a few bumps to navigate. On the bright side, with three branches scattered across Karachi, it’s like a treasure trove of ice cream wonder within reach! But alas, the cons outweighed the pros. No dedicated delivery service and no FoodPanda partnership.
Yearning for a late-night ice cream fix or craving a scoop at home? Well, Dip Shop couldn’t help me there. It’s like they clipped their wings and limited their flight! So, while their ice cream was lip-smacking, getting it home was a bit of a rocky adventure. Time to spread those wings, Dip Shop, and maybe form a partnership with FoodPanda!
Dip Shop – it’s a yes from me! As you can probably tell, I am a big fan of Dip Shop. It’s not the best, but it does have something special. My recommendation? Get a friend or two and head over to your nearest Dip Shop branch for a diplicious adventure.
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