February 12 marks the Lunar New Year in many Asian countries including China, Vietnam, and South Korea. The Year of the Ox brings new beginnings, reunion dinners, and Spring Festival celebrations across the city. Here, a look at some of the special menus to help ring in the Year of the Ox.Read More
10 Ways to Celebrate the Year of the Ox in Las Vegas Restaurants
Restaurants have special menus to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year
1. Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles
Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles inside Rampart Casino has a Chinese New Year special menu through Sunday, February 14. The family-style dishes include Hong Kong-style lobster with dry pepper sauce for $88; pumpkin stir fry $38; steamed fish with ginger scallion soy sauce for $68; and a Chinese barbecue platter for $68 with marinated tofu, half roast duck, and cha shu pork.
2. Northside Café & Chinese Kitchen
Northside Café & Chinese Kitchen at the Sahara has a special Chinese New Year menu, created by chef Guoming “Sam” Xin, available through Sunday, February 28, from 5 to 10 p.m. Dishes include scallops with XO sauce, ($26), honey walnut prawns ($22), salt and pepper calamari ($18), Mongolian beef ($18), orange beef ($18), kung pao chicken ($16), orange chicken, ($16) Yangzhou fried rice ($14), chicken or beef chow mein (starting at $14), oxtail soup ($16), and congee ($6).
3. Mott 32
Mott 32 at the Palazzo is offering a special menu with an a la carte menu that features whole Maine lobster, pan fried prawn, and other traditional Chinese delicacies from February 11-14.
4. Majordomo Meat & Fish
Chef David Chang’s Majordomo Meat & Fish is also getting in on the Lunar New Year celebration with a special menu that includes Dungeness crab, wagyu ribeye cap, whole fried snapper, and the longevity lo mein that includes two pounds of lobster.
5. Fulton Street Food Hall
Fulton Street Food Hall Noodle Bar at Harrah’s Las Vegas will feature honey walnut shrimp for $28, as well as live lobster, stir fried with ginger, green onion, and special sauce for $30.
6. Ping Pang Pong
In honor of Chinese New Year, Ping Pang Pong at the Gold Coast will offer its traditional gold brick-shaped Golden Fortune New Year sweet rice cake, symbolizing ascending prosperity, health, and peace for the new year. The classic offering is stamped with “999.9 Gold Bar” and will be available for $15. Ping Pang Pong will also serve good luck cookies for $6.88 and koi fish-shaped coconut pudding for $12.99. The special Chinese New Year offerings will be available through Tuesday, February 16.
7. Beijing Noodle No. 9
Beijing Noodle No. 9 at Caesars Palace has special Year of the Ox Chinese New Year menu as an addition to its to-go menu. Highlights from the specialty to-go menu include double boiled pork soup with dry oyster; poached chicken with ginger sauce, wok-fried sweet and spicy fish; steamed Santa Barbara prawn with Chinese wine; abalone stir fried with bean sprout, carrot, chive, and celery for $168.99; steamed coral cod with scallion, pan-fried sweet rice cake; and sweet red bean soup.
8. China Poblano
Las Vegas, NV 89109
China Poblano by José Andrés at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has a limited-time menu, available February 12-16 with dishes such as north south Jiaozi, pork dumplings with mushrooms, peanuts, and cilantro; singing jade with bok choy stir-fried with black bean sauce, teardrop peppers, and orange zest; golden yu with seared fish in a house-made sauce with ginger, scallion, and Fresno chilies, dusted with edible gold flakes; the Pacific Tea, a beer cocktail with tequila reposado and Jasmine green tea.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Zuma at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hosts an omakase experience paired with Johnnie Walker Green and Blue labels on Wednesday, February 10, and Thursday, February 11, at 7 p.m. for $225 per person. Tickets can be purchased via Sevenrooms. Space limited to first 16 people per night to maintain social distancing and safety standards. Dishes include maitake tempura black garlic tensuya, lobster miso soup, spicy o toro with Fresno chili and garlic ponzu, and wagyu gyoza with black truffle to start. Next comes a skewer platter with chicken “oyster” yakitori, shiitake mushroom with ponzu brown butter sauce, and Iberico pork with yuzu truffle tahoon. A selection of maki, sashimi, and sushi follows. Next, roasted lobster with shiso ponzu butter, grilled branzino with burnt tomato relish, Alaskan king crab legs with ponzu lime butter Japanese A5 wagyu, and grilled artichokes and wafu sauce. Dessert follows.
10. Ondori Asian Kitchen
To commemorate Lunar New Year, Ondori Asian Kitchen at the Orleans will serve Chinese New Year specials starting Friday, February 12, through Sunday, February 14, from 11:30 a.m. to close. The specials include the Good Luck in the Year of the Ox special, a red wine-braised oxtail stew for $28.88; the Prosperity in the New Year dish, featuring a fresh and steamed whole sea bass for $38.88; the Jīn Huá Yù Shù Jī special, featuring ham, black mushrooms and half-boneless steamed chicken for $38.88; the Plate of Gold with crispy, deep-fried oysters for $28.88; and Fat Choy with Dry Oyster Soup, a black moss, dried oyster and bean curd stick soup for $28.88.
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