The newest hotel on the Las Vegas Strip will offer guests a taste of Asian street food through a concept inspired by Singapore’s culinary scene.
In advance of its summer 2021 opening, Resorts World Las Vegas has unveiled plans for “Famous Foods Street Eats,” a 24,000-square-foot concept based on hawker centres. Originating in Singapore, hawker centres are large food courts with vendor stalls preparing and selling a wide variety of full meals, snacks and drinks.
“‘Famous Foods’ will transport guests to an authentic Asian hawker market — an experience that’s never been replicated in the U.S.,” said Andrew Li, chief executive officer of Zouk Group, in a media release.
Located right off the resort’s casino floor, “Famous Foods” will incorporate 16 different food stalls with Michelin Plate and Bib Gourmand recognized concepts and Eastern and Western selections.
Eastern eateries will include:
Ah Chun Shandong Dumpling – Earning Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand recognition from 2013 to 2021, this Hong Kong based restaurant will provide Shandong dumplings and hand-pulled noodle dishes.
Geylang Claypot Rice – This eatery will serve Southeast Asian rice dishes slowly cooked in traditional claypots with a variety of savory ingredients.
Pepita’s Kitchen – Creator/owner Dedet de la Fuente made her mark on Manila’s local food scene with her exclusive 12-course private degustation dinners. Her food stall will offer a sampling of her lechon staples.
Springleaf Prata Place – This family-themed concept from Singapore carries distinguished recognition as the Michelin Guide’s only roti canai eatery. Their stall will serve staples including chicken curry and Teh Tarik, a frothy, hot milk tea.
Ten Suns Braised Beef – The family-run Thai beef noodle shop in Bangkok’s Old Town received a Bib Gourmand recognition from the Michelin Guide in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Tiger Sugar – The Taiwanese bubble tea shop, best known for their famous Black Sugar Boba Milk, will tout a menu of cold black tea varieties.
Western stalls will include:
Streetbird Las Vegas – James Beard Award-winning Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s take on comfort food classics comes with his Sweet & Spicy Fried Chicken, Hot Honey Chicken & Waffle, Wild Wild Wings and Mac ’n Greens.
Kuru Kuru Pa Yakitori – Founded by GRAMMY-nominated DJ and producer Steve Aoki and his restaurateur brother Kevin Aoki, this Japanese and anime-inspired concept will feature a variety of yakitori, kushiyaki and yaki onigiri along with a selection of signature drinks and mochi.
Mozz Bar by James Trees – This Italian food counter, from the James Beard Award finalist at Las Vegas favor Esther’s Kitchen, prepares fresh mozzarella and burrata and signature sandwiches including chicken and eggplant parmesan.
Blood Bros. BBQ – The critically acclaimed Houston hotspot will serve classic Texas barbecue with an occasional Chinese and Vietnamese twist.
Nori Bar – Nori Bar offers an authentic sushi experience, including signature made-to-order handrolls and sashimi using high-quality ingredients, warm seasoned rice, chilled seafood and crisp nori along with a menu of eclectic sakes, matcha green tea, seasonal teas and Japanese beer – all on tap.
A 16-seat bar will sport a self-pour and automated beer system that will rotate a selection of dozens of beers from around the world, along with cocktails and wine on tap. It is to be complimented by a grunge speakeasy with a mixology program and a tucked away, laidback hangout space.
The food hall’s design will also provide good Instagram photo ops. It will be adorned neon signs and trinkets plus an open seating area with floor-to-ceiling views of the Las Vegas Strip. Then, two multi-media installations by Chinese-Malaysian contemporary artist Red Hong Yi will make for quite the backdrop. They are a 10-foot tall Lucky Cat sculpture made entirely of gold coins and an eight-tone mural comprised of 18,000 tea bags.