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Take a Gander at the Turkish Ice Cream Tricks at the Grand Bazaar

The Istanbul-inspired Grand Bazaar Shops now hosts a piece of Turkey.

Marash Authentic Turkish Ice Cream
Marash Authentic Turkish Ice Cream
Bradley Martin

Known for their elaborate song and dance sales pitch, Marash Authentic Turkish Ice Cream has debuted inside cubicle 101 at the Bally's Grand Bazaar Shops and is playfully suckering customers with a sweet tooth.

Still listed under their original name Nazar on the outdoor mall's maps, the re-dubbed Marash has hired vendors and hawkers to lure unsuspecting guests into a cat and mouse game that can be found worldwide at street markets, bazaars and a large section of YouTube bandwidth.

A centuries old process, Maras ice cream features an "elastic texture" that melts as you chew. Marash explains their ingredients include "salep flour (or 'salepi'), ground from the root of wild orchids, indigenous to the southeastern region of Turkey." While served in a cone, it is initially solid enough to be eaten with a knife and fork.

While the ice cream will be the main attraction, Marash also serves baklava, Turkish coffee, water and soft drinks and are now open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and until 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Grand Bazaar Shops

3641 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 736-4988 Visit Website