Frach's Fried Ice Cream have brought their flair for the unusual to the Grand Bazaar Shops. With a turtle as their mascot and only fried ice cream on the menu, the team hopes to create a name for themselves among the limited and struggling dining options at the open-air mall.
Claiming to be the first American company to solely specialize in serving fried desserts, the Los Angeles-based concept has generated great success with their food truck, previously seen at local Las Vegas food festivals.
The Frasch menu features four versions of their fried ice cream creation; original, Mexican, Thai and Japanese. The "Original" is built with crunchy tempura batter wrapped around a cake coating, which is in turn wrapped around the homemade ice cream core.
The outer shell of the "Mexican" selection is made with crushed corn flakes with cinnamon sugar. The Thai exterior is "hot, crispy whole grain bread coating with seeds" and the Japanese variant includes a panko bread crumb and shredded coconut outer shell.
For $12, you can also try their signature "Red Dragon," featuring "dragon fruit" ice cream with a pomegranate cake shell, coated crispy tempura and topped with kiwi sauce.
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., the stand is located right in front of the now-mothballed Wahlburgers main entrance. Frach's Fried Ice Cream joins the Grand Bazaar's now semi-permanent Great American Foodie Fest, featuring vendors like Jogasaki Sushi Burrito, Middle Feast, Nonna’s Kitchenette, Dragon Grille, White Rabbit, I Luv Cotton Candy during the summer months. The temporary nature of the event will allow a flexible and shifting roster of tenants.