What is dim sum? Dim sum are small bite sized dumpling dishes, usually steamed or fried, and are served in bamboo steamer baskets or small plates. According to Jaime Oliver, the dim sum’s widespread tale is that it was a dish created for the Royal Court. Literally, dim sum means “to touch the heart” specifically they were made to touch the heart of the ancient Chinese emperors to guide them and their decisions in leading the people. And who could deny that? A single bite of these small but savory dishes will turn you into an instant fan. Don’t you just wish you could travel to the streets of Taipei for an authentic dim sum treat? Times like these, especially when dim sum cravings hit us hard, we all wish we’d have the power to teleport. However, there is no need for that anymore. We at Yong Kang Street Dumpling and Noodle House will bring Taipei to you. No need to book a flight and travel half way around the world. All you need to do is step in the lobby of the Paris Hotel and Casino in The Las Vegas Strip to get a taste of the best dimsum in Las Vegas.
Much like the Western culture of going out for brunch and coffee, the Chinese have their yum cha. Literally translated, yum cha means “to drink tea”. However, it is now widely used as a term to go out for some tasty dim sum snacks and drink tea. There are several etiquette tips everyone should watch out for when going out for yum cha. According to Good Food, the first one rule is to arrive early. That way you’ll get a good table that the dim sum carts can easily reach you. Yong Kang Street Dumpling and Noodle House opens at 10 am. Perfect for that yum cha or brunch date you’ll have with friends.
The next step is to order. Here at our restaurant, you don’t need to stand up to get that much awaited dim sum. We have the very first dim sum carts on The Strip! So all you need to do is sit back enjoy your hot tea and be ready once the dim sum cart passes by. Our dim sum carts offer a wide variety of dim sum. You can enjoy over 20 kinds of the finest dimsum in Las Vegas with your tea. If you don’t nab your favorite when the cart passes by there’s no need to worry. Just wait for it to pass by again to get your fill. According to Serious Eats, it is even acceptable to dash to a particular dim sum cart that carries your favorite ones before anybody else beats you to it. Just don’t skewer these tiny dishes with your chopsticks as that can be considered rude.
These are just a few of the etiquettes that are followed when going for yum cha. However, the best one that we can advise is that dim sum is best eaten with friends and family. It is a food meant to be shared and enjoyed. We highly encourage you to bring your friends and family along to enjoy fresh authentic dimsum in Las Vegas that is carefully made by hand by our chefs who have mastered Taiwanese and Chinese cuisine. After all, food does taste better when shared. Add that to the wonderful conversations you will have over these savory bite-sized dishes and you’ll most certainly have a great time.
With the wide variety of dim sum that we offer, it is easy to be overwhelmed when that cart passes by. We don’t want our customers to get rushed into ordering that is why we provide our dim sum menu on the website as well. Here are a few you might want to try.
These are made of ground pork that has been seasoned to perfection along with some tasty hot broth and wrapped in delicate handmade dumpling wrappers. Be careful when biting into these dumplings as the hot juices may burn your tongue.
The steamed pork dumplings are a staple in every yum cha sitting. It seems that the yum cha would not be complete without it. According to China Highlights, this type of dim sum implies wealth due to them being shaped the like traditional gold ingots. These are typically made of pork, ginger, and scallions mixed with other flavorful ingredients that come wrapped in the authentic dumpling wrapper carefully handmade by our skillful chefs. A bite of these tasty treats will surely make you feel like royalty.
One look at this dish and you can definitely say that it is a work of art. These are made of juicy prawns enclosed in a delicate wrapper. Once steamed, the beautiful translucent wrapper gives you a peek of the pink juicy prawns waiting inside. This light pleated beauty will not only make your eyes sparkle but a bite will also make your taste bud sing with delight.
The ever faithful shu mai. We cannot imagine a dim sum cart without it. A dish that will not let you down. This is another one of our dim sum selections that is both a treat for the eyes and the mouth. The contrast of the yellow dumpling wrapper cupping its white tender meat and topped with a striking orange fish roe makes it look as appetizing as it tastes. One look will definitely make you fall in love with this dish. A single bite and you could be hooked.
This is a treat for anyone who loves all things spicy. This impressive dish is a balance of the soft shrimp flavor paired with a kick of the authentic chili oil sauce. Just imagine the flavors dancing around in your mouth as you take a bite into these flavor packed dim sum treats.
These are just a few of the wide dimsum Vegas selection that we offer. You can even order rice to go along with these delicious dim sum dishes. If you’re looking for something else to satisfy your cravings, we also have a Hong Kong style roast duck that will surely hit the right spot. Craving for vegetables? Our wok tossed vegetables made of only the freshest ingredients will certainly do the trick. It doesn’t end there, though. If you’re in for some Japanese cuisine we’re ready to serve up some robust ramen and refreshing sushi as well.
Fulfill those cravings today! Our dimsum Vegas carts are just here waiting for you. We’re open from 10 am and close at 3 am. There is no other place in Las Vegas that serves hot, quick, and delicious dim sum at such late hours. Come in for some fresh handmade Taiwanese-style dim sum that will touch your heart. Bring your friends along this unique culinary experience. We are located at the heart of the Paris Hotel and Casino lobby. Soon we will be opening up branches in New York, Los Angeles, and even Honolulu. You may also call us on (702)778-8180 and our friendly staff will be happy to answer your questions.