Hong Kong dishes arrive at Boca Park with a roster of candied prawns, deep-fried green beans, Peking duck, and roasted pork belly. Chinglish Cantonese Wine Bar joins its sister restaurant, Kosher Chinglish, in the former Melting Pot space, spanning more than 4,200 square feet and using a name inspired by a slang term for poorly translated English words.
At the helm, chef Po Fai Lam, his wife Anna, daughter Kitty Heck, and her husband Ken Heck. Lam’s career spans 45 years, taking him to Hong Kong, Beijing, and San Francisco before landing in Las Vegas.
The menu features Peking duck, a dish meant to share, along with Portuguese wok-fried rice with coconut milk curry poured over a bed of chicken fried rice and brûléed under the broiler. Lam shares his chicken dumpling recipe, along with a rotisserie soya chicken leg, deep-fried sweet and sour chicken, wok-tossed candied walnut prawns, and braised tofu with shiitake mushrooms.
The restaurant features a robust list of mocktails including Chinglish sangria, a Hong Kong mule, and Kowloon Collins, with alcoholic versions on the menu as well. Despite the name, the wine list is short.
The restaurant also offers patio seating with its own outdoor bar.
Chinglish Cantonese Wine Bar, 8704 W. Charleston Blvd. Suite 101, 702-935-2088. Open Monday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5:30 to 10 p.m.