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Fat Choy at the Eureka Casino on Sahara

billch | Nov 7, 201308:23 AM

Since we've been on Las Arepas recently, I thought I'd put something up about this wonderful little place, not far away. I recently had lunch a couple of times at Fat Choy, and I'm more impressed than ever. They seem to be improving what they do, and it was pretty darned good in the first place. For those who haven't been there, Fat Choy has about the least likely location of any good restaurant in Vegas. It's in the locals casino, the Eureka, not far from the strip on Sahara. Used to be the coffee shop for the Eureka, and it retains a few casino coffee shop standards on the menu.

My favorite ingredient there is the braised short rib, available as part of several dishes. My favorite is probably the short rib rice; this is simply perfect short rib. If you find something better: a) it won't be priced like this, and b) please tell us about it -- I'll be there.

Menu is at Note that I think the menu posted there might be out of date; I think the short rib bao (basic, great Chinese street food, small buns wrapped around the meat, served two to an order) is back, although it's not on the online version of the menu. Ambience is about what you'd expect (smoke drifting over from the casino wasn't a problem for me, but if you're sensitive to second hand smoke, this place might not be for you). It's a pleasant, clean space, nicely lit with tables, counter, and booths. Service is good-to-great. I believe they serve a somewhat shorter menu on Sunday, so you might plan your first visit on another day of the week.

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