So I’ve decided that since I need to visit a restaurant a couple of times prior to doing a review, a lot of good meals and dishes are stagnating before I get back to them and I’m not really providing a ton of content for anyone to read. In an attempt to remedy this situation, I’ve decided to highlight a dish of the day since that is an overall less daunting task and I seem to have a lot of dishes that I’d love to talk about. My hope is this is something I can keep up on a daily basis (generally speaking, that is) with a couple of ground rules:
- The dish should be readily available to anyone and not something special cooked up by the Chef and unavailable to others, since where would the fun be in that?!? That would just amount to bragging and is unkind.
- I will try to keep it focused on everyday menu dishes but every once in a while a special might just have to be highlighted.
- Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.
That’s it…there’s the rules. Without further ado, I present the first dish!
NUMBER H28 – STIR FRIED CRISPY BEEF AT CHINA MAMA
Given it’s previous accolades as the Best Chinese Restaurant in Las Vegas, this place is not a secret and it is widely considered to have some of the best xiaolongbao on the West Coast. Besides the XLB, I could’ve picked any number of dishes off the menu to highlight but I chose the one that the Wife and I always seem to gravitate to – the stir fried crispy beef ($10.95).
It’s a simple dish consisting of a stir-fried (surprise!) combination of beef, carrots and green peppers. What makes this dish extraordinary is the sauce – a sweet, smoky concoction dished out in ample portions. Ordered with a side of white rice to provide a textural balance while rounding out the sweetness of the dish itself, its the perfect combination. Try it with any of the variety of fruit smoothies available at this former bank building and you’ve got one of the best Chinese dishes in town!
Where’s it at?
3420 South Jones Boulevard (on the western outskirts of Chinatown)