Two of Vegas' restaurant critics check out Fat Choy, Sheridan Su's new Asian-American diner inside the Eureka Casino and came out with two very differing opinions.
Jim Begley at Las Vegas Weekly calls the pot stickers "the best in the Valley" and the shrimp toast "as good as it sounds." He says the six-hour braised short rib rice "is another epiphany.? I can't get the dish — especially the way the bitter greens balance the meat's richness — out of my mind." As for the fried pork sauce noodles, he says they're "more of an acquired taste, though I'd say it's an easy acquisition." [LVW]
Erik Chudy over at Vegas Burger Blog had a different opinion of the Fat Choy Burger. "Overall there were really good flavors that differed from bite to bite, but something about it felt like I was in a dive café in a dive casino, trying to out-do itself and make a tasty cult burger. I was, and for all their noticeable efforts I don't think they quite got there." He gives the burger a 72 out of 100. [VBB]
Max Jacobson at Vegas Seven loves the two new ramen spots, Shoku Ramen-ya and Fukumimi. Both serve Tonkotsu ramen with its chewy noodles and sliced pork. [VS]
Al Mancini at CityLife raised the olive branch in the name of relations between Iran and the United States to try Zaytoon Mediterranean Market & Restaurant. He tried different kabobs and a lamb shank, along with a rosewater sorbet with frozen noodles and sour cherry juice. "While I give it high marks as the most unusual dish of the evening, it just didn't do it for me." [CL]
Heidi Knapp Rinella at the Las Vegas Review-Journal gives Soul Food Cafe the food an A-, atmosphere a B and the service an A for an overall A-. "This, my friends, is fried chicken," she says, although in the side comments she said the chicken was on the bland side. [LVRJ]
Fat Choy [Photo: Chelsea McManus]