Today, I’d like to share with you all an amazing story about the classic ice cream called ‘GUDBUD,’ which is a highly prominent ice cream name in the entire world today.
You may have eaten vanilla, strawberry, butterscotch, chocolate, and other flavors of ice cream on their own. You may have liked it with some fruit or a nut, but have you ever heard of combining different flavors of scoops of ice cream and adding rich nuts, fruits, and jellies to create a massive exotic ice cream?
HURRY is referred to as GUDBUD in local language. This iconic ice cream was invented in a hurry, hence the name!
Hotel Diana Gudbud
Its uniqueness is emphasized by an intriguing backstory. It originated in the Indian coastal town of Udupi’s famed restaurant HOTEL DIANA, where restaurant patrons who were in a hurry ordered different scoops of ice cream for them. However, due to restricted stock availability, the hotel’s owner, MR.MOHANDAS PAI, was unable to satisfy all of the demands because everyone was in a rush. Here he had a fantastic idea, where he combined the various scoops of all icecreams in a tall icecream cup, added some chopped nuts, sugar-soaked fruits and jellies to produce a mug full of icecream, and gave life to this classic royal version.
Visitors adored this new type since it was one-of-a-kind, gorgeous with numerous hues, and offered a variety of ice cream flavors in a single jar.
Returning customers happily came to the restaurant after a few days and requested an ice cream that they had previously enjoyed, which looked lovely, varied, and large. Because no one knew the actual name at the time, they devised the moniker GUDBUD, which means the ice cream that was brought to them in hurried burry the other day!
Since then, it has earned a particular place on the ice cream menus of practically all ice cream shops in South Canara, India. Isn’t it fascinating?
Local cafe Gudbud
GUDBUD is a concoction of several flavors of ice cream scoops such as strawberry, vanilla, and butterscotch, as well as add-ons such as crushed dried fruits, jellies, sugar-dipped fruits, cherries, and so on. So it’s the richest and most special mug of ice cream.
Many restaurants and cafés have attempted to recreate this beauty in recent years, but no one has been able to surpass the Hotel Diana’s legendary masterpiece in terms of taste, as they prepare icecream scoops in-house!
If you happen to visit to the southern portion of coastal India, this Gudbud ice cream should definitely be on your meal list!
I hope you all had a good time reading about my three-day journey to Pondy.