Juicy

Wendy’s Noodle Cafe
3401 S Jones Blvd
Chinatown
Las Vegas, NV 89146
702.889.3288

I usually go to Wendy’s for good ol’ Hong Kongnese comfort food, so it was quite a surprise when the xiao long bao came with the appropriate meat juices 🙂

Wa-lah. Xiao Long Bao! (just don’t expect perfect din tai Fung skin)

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Sesame bits

Din Tai Fung
1108 S. Baldwin Ave
Arcadia CA 91007
626.574.7068

It’s been about a year since my last Din Tai Fung (DTF) visit, and to our delight, there are new dessert options!

On top of the usual red bean dumplings, there are now a plethora of other red bean dessert options along with black sesame desserts.

This is the sesame bun. I have a preference when it comes to pretty much any food, so when it comes to black sesame desserts, I want to see my sesame bits.

DTF delivered and I ate.

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#1 Hole in the wall

Great Bao
4965 W Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 900-2168
www.greatbao.com/

UPDATE 2013: Closed, but now they have moved into the Eureka Casino and renamed themselves as Fat Choy. Chef Sheridan still makes his creations of love of bao and add on some diner food of the likes of pork belly BLT.

I’m back from my unintentional hiatus (getting married and still in the process of opening a business)! Here’s a scrumptious morsel.

Great Bao is a hole in the wall extraordinaire. It’s located in the most unique location of all – in a small corner of a beauty salon. In my opinion, Chef Sheridan takes the approach much like IN-N-OUT, taking a few items and doing it right. Of course the restaurant names says it all on his most popular items, but he also serves other delicious sides.

On his bao’s:
Have you ever been to a family dinner where you had the peking duck served with only 8 fluffy baos to 10 people, so you really couldn’t indulge in the juicy meat with the light and sweet bao? Here at Great Bao, you can definitely get as many bao’s as you want and NOT have to share. Hubster and I tried the duck, beef and pork belly. The pork belly bao was my favorite – it was juicy and warm. The duck bao was my next favorite. Chef makes it so that there is a little bit of crispy skin to tease you to want more. I also overheard that he gets his bao’s baked fresh from a local bakery, so no, no, they are NOT pre-packaged or frozen.

The other goods:
His sesame noodles are a light and tangy. His chicken and rice give me the comfort food fuzzies.

Conclusion: Great Bao – you’ve got it right.

Banner outside Sign outside Cute set up Nestled in a salon Menu Sesame noodles Bao's - beef, duck and pork belly Egg, chicken and rice