#96. Frozen Custard at Marc Burger's in Macy's Signature Kitchen

Welcome to a new feature on our blog called 100 Favorite Dishes, where we countdown, um, our 100 favorite dishes at local restaurants. We'll be sharing these with you every weekday until our annual Best Of Issue comes out. Enjoy!

#96. Frozen Custard at Marc Burger's in Macy's Signature Kitchen

This isn't ice cream. It's not frogurt. It's not soft-serve either. It is frozen custard, the one and the only, piped tall to a curvy peak. The flavor however, reminds me of the smoothest French-style vanilla--the kind into which the yolk of a hen's egg must be beaten.

Its color is a dull, creamy yellow, like the crème in crème brûlée. It's also just as rich and eggy, with a creaminess that blooms in the mouth with a fullness of flavor. There's only one flavor for the offering: vanilla. But that's all you need. Any other flavor would muck up the party.

Yes, you can only get it here, in a mall. And not just in a mall, but in a food court inside a home store, a hard-to-find corner that isn't exactly a destination unless you need a new set of cutlery or dish towels.

Macy's Signature Kitchen, Macy's Home Store, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, (714) 708-3333

The List so far:

#100. Jerk Carnitas Torta at The Crosby
#99. Nem Noung Cuon at Brodard
#98. Pork Chop Anything at Nice Time Deli
#97. Flying Saucer at Alberto's

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