From the creative mind of Maria Tong, FRY’d brings to Perth a dessert experience that leaves a lasting impression. It’s more than fried ice cream but a nostalgic, scrumptious and dreamy experience that will make you wonder why you don’t eat your ice cream fried more often!
Located in Leederville, Perth – start typing the address into your GPS pronto! Maria has created a dessert wonderland that you simply must visit.
Making Willy Wonka look tame
Willy Wonka may have had a fancy chocolate factory with his own staff of Oompa Loompa and glorious chocolate fountain. But FRY’d, with its plentiful bright pink, bohemian interior, mouthwatering fried ice cream and instagram-worthy everything will make you never want to leave. Willy Wonka’s factory has got nothing on FRY’d!
FRY’d brings to Perth that which children adore and which adults claim they’ve outgrown – ice creams that are deep fried. The idea for the modern (fried) ice cream parlour spawned from Maria’s Chinese heritage. At the restaurants Maria’s parents owned, dessert was always fried ice cream.
Tong spent her childhood buying different brands of ice cream and gelato and deep frying them at home – all the while giving each its own unique spin. This passion persisted through college. Although absolutely scrumptious, Tong couldn’t find any brand or ice cream shop that served fried ice cream. She decided to be the change she wanted to see.
FRY’d was soon born. What started out as the occasional market marquee, soon became a food truck that brought children in Perth so much joy. Finally, Tong was able to rent a physical store and create her own warm and inviting parlour in Leederville. Here, she could serve her renowned fried ice cream along with a variety of other desserts and drinks.
A delicious something for everyone
The highlight at FRY’d will always be the deep fried ice creams. Currently, Tong offers six distinct flavours of ice cream catering to varied palates –
· Vanilla bean and salted caramel
· Cookies & cream
· Pandan & coconut
· Ferrero Rocher
The wide selection of delectable desserts on the menu makes FRY’d a first choice for all taste preferences and dietary requirements. Tong uses the most superior quality gelatos, which are flavours custom created for FRY’d. The ice cream is then manually deep fried with love and care, to make sure it’s absolutely perfect for each buyer.
Bringing the family together
With the kiddos in awe of this intriguing new dessert and older generations nostalgic with this delectable classic favourite – FRY’d brings the whole family together.
A large portion of Tong’s clientele includes people in their golden years and Tong gushes about how her fried ice creams help them reminisce about the “good old times”.
The fact that a dessert can be hot and crispy on the outside and cool and creamy on the inside makes FRY’d desserts a true gastronomical experience. One visit to FRY’d will show you the true deliciousness of fried ice cream.
The phenomenal success of the parlour has now been the impetus for Tong to open a second shop at FOMO Freo. Now, those who want to try the unique FRY’d ice creams, can visit either Leederville or FOMO Freo.
Round up the kiddies, call up Grandma and get the whole family together for a trip to FRY’d. Guaranteed to even the fussiest of eaters smile with delight.