Ever had a dilemma between going to an American or a Chinese restaurant for a meal? Say, for example, you are with a bunch of people. While all of them are craving and yelling for Chinese food, you secretly want nothing more than a cheeseburger. If that’s the case, then good news! You no longer need to keep mum about your true choice.
Fat Choy, a diner located in Eureka Casino, serves not only American but also Chinese food! With an interior that looks like a classic American diner, it is a restaurant where it isn’t strange to find a burger and a wonton noodle soup on the same table.
A RISKY, ROCKY START TO SUCCESS
Chef Sheridan Su and his wife are the owners of Fat Choy. The former is a an experienced chef with work experiences in restaurants from different cities such as Ambrosia in Boston, Atelier in New York, Sona in Los Angeles, and Wazuzu in Las Vegas.
Sheridan decided to stop cooking dishes for a restaurant unless it’s his in 2010. He left a job that pays a 6-figure salary for an opportunity to make his dream of establishing a name in the culinary world happen. He and his wife took the risk together.
The power duo began bringing their dreams to life by serving dishes in festivals and the food market via their food truck. Unfortunately, the food truck kept needing repairs. It was then that the two decided to find a spot. They found a cafe for rent located inside a hair salon. Yes, a hair salon.
Sheridan and his wife began the operations of their cafe, which they called the Great Bao Cafe. They had a rough start, but people were lining up eventually primarily because of their baos or steamed bun sandwiches. It was then that the cafe drew the attention of various media outlets such as USA Today, Food Network, and the New York Times.
THE BIRTH OF FAT CHOY
In 2012, Sheridan and his wife had a meeting with the owner of Eureka Casino. It’s like everything was coming together for them because that meeting marked the birth of the concept behind Fat Choy. In 2013, the restaurant that gives you the option to taste both Asian and American food was opened.
Several media outlets recognized Fat Choy. Sheridan and his wife received recognition as well. The NPR’s Desert Companion acknowledged the duo as “Restaurateurs of the Year”. The former was also nominated “Best Chef” in the west of the James Beard Foundation in 2018 and 2019.
taste BOTH AMERICAN AND CHINESE dishes
Fat Choy’s menu includes burgers, baos, noodles, rice dishes, and many more! The price of the snacks such as Pork Belly Bao and Chicken Wings ranges between $6 to $8. The price of the rice and noodle dishes, on the other hand, ranges between $9 to $15.
Burgers and sandwiches which include the Classic Cheeseburger and the Fat Choy Burger start at $8.99. The latter is a popular food treat. It was even included in Las Vegas Weekly’s list of “Five Burgers Worth Ditching Your Barbeque Tongs For.”
PUT AN END TO YOUR DILEMMA
Stop the argument. Head to 595 E. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, Nevada 89104 and find comfort in both American and Chinese dishes to your heart and stomach’s content. Below are Fat Choy’s operating hours:
- Monday – Thursday: 11am – 10pm
- Friday – Saturday: 11am – 12am
- Sunday: 9am – 10pm
The restaurant also offers catering services.