So the big 3-0 was coming up and it happened to fall on a Saturday. Hmmm…Vegas! Why not? I haven’t been since I was 21 and wanted to make the most of the milestone birthday weekend. Vegas, here I come! It’s been way too long!
After settling into my hotel room for a bit, it was time for lunch. Of course, there are numerous places on the strip, but I really wanted to try Fat Choy. It’s located inside the Eureka Casino, a short ride off the strip. I spotted the sign in the small casino.
The restaurant is small and casual with a counter and a few tables and booths. You’re welcome to seat yourself. I waited for a few minutes before somebody came and handed me a menu.
I ordered a Lucky Buddha beer. It was a light lager with a clean refreshing finish.
Fat Choy is known as a restaurant where the classic American diner meets Asian comfort foods. I knew I had to try the Pork Belly Bao – a thick slab of pork belly served in a soft bun with pickled mustard greens, cilantro, crushed peanuts, and Hoisin sauce.
The pork belly was soft and tender. The peanuts added a nice crunch and the barbecue-like sauce gave it a nice flavor.
The Sesame Noodles were made with roasted wild mushrooms, cucumbers, carrots, peanuts, and a sesame vinaigrette. The noodles were cooked perfectly, but I was expecting a bit more flavor. It still made for a good light vegetarian dish.
The Short Rib Grilled Cheese was good and hearty. The short rib mixture of onion jam and provolone is put between two slices of buttered toast and topped with cheddar cheese. The fries were hot and crispy. It’s all served with a tomato dip that went really well with the rich beef flavor.
I had a solid lunch at Fat Choy. I ordered way too much food for one person, but these were some of the well-known dishes I had to try. Plus, these were leftovers I didn’t mind taking back to the hotel.
595 E Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89104