Dedicated Taiwanese restaurants remain uncommon in Las Vegas and newcomer Lily’s Kitchen has arrived with a fusion of southern Taiwan specialties and Chinese dining influences.
Overseen by a husband and wife team, the low-key, 1,097-square-foot space replaces Tea Space at the intersection of Spring Mountain Road and Decatur Boulevard, a short distance from Church’s Chicken.
The small dining room supporting a maximum occupancy of 22 also serves boba, flavored, and milk teas for fans of the previous tenant, and is open for takeout and delivery.
On the menu, appetizers of Taiwan sausage, popcorn chicken, stewed pig’s ear, tripe, or been curd, and savory tea eggs. Main dishes include pork dumplings, Taiwan-style rice noodles, and pork chop rice.
Currently, a roster of specialty dishes require pre-ordering by phone or in person. Among the options, preserved pork, grass cakes, the traditional Chinese rice dish of pork zongzi, Taiwanese meat balls, and “three cup” chicken, plus taro nugget and lucky turtle-shaped cakes.
Lily’s Kitchen, 3466 S. Decatur Boulevard, Suite E, 702-888-3128. Open daily from 10.30 a.m. to 9 p.m.