A 24,000-square-foot food hall with cuisines from around the world plans to open at Resorts World. Zouk Group, the Singapore-based nightlife and restaurant company behind Famous Foods Street Eats, dubs the food hall an ode to hawker centers found in Southeastern Asia and pulled some of their favorites to fill it.
Famous Foods, which sits just off the casino floor of the resort that opens this summer on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, plans to showcase a cornucopia of Asian foods with a heaping helping of Michelin Bib Gourmands and Michelin Plates. Dumplings out of Hong Kong, lechon from the Philippines, Thai beef noodle soup, and fried noodles join outposts from chef Marcus Samuelsson and deejay Steve Aoki among the 16 stalls planned for the food hall that includes a center bar and speakeasy.
The collection of food stalls includes Samuelsson’s Streetbird Las Vegas with sweet and spicy fried chicken, hot honey chicken and waffle, chicken wings, and mac ’n greens from the James Beard Award-winning chef known for Red Rooster in Harlem, New York.
Hong Kong’s Ah Chun Shandong Dumpling, a Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand from 2013 to 2021, serves traditional Shandong dumplings and hand-pulled noodle dishes made fresh daily.
Singapore’s Geylang Claypot Rice specializes in charred rice slowly cooked in clay pots and filled with marinated chicken, salted fish, or Chinese sausage. The restaurant, founded more than 40 years ago, earned a Michelin Plate in 2016.
Bangkok, Thailand’s Ten Suns Braised Beef offers a Thai beef noodle shop that earned a Bib Gourmand recognition from the Michelin Guide in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
Another Singapore restaurant that earned a Michelin Plate, Springleaf Prata Place, serves South Indian cuisine and specializes in roti canai as well as chicken curry and teh tarik, a frothy hot milk tea.
Deejay and producer Steve Aoki brings a Japanese and anime-inspired restaurant, Kuru Kuru Pa Yakitori, with his restaurateur brother Kevin Aoki that plans to feature yakitori, kushiyaki, and yaki onigiri along with drinks and mochi.
Other restaurants on the way include Boon Tong Kee with recipes originating in Singapore’s Chinatown since 1979. This stall plans to feature traditional Hainanese chicken rice, featuring poached chicken paired with rice cooked in chicken broth.
Fuhu Shack brings a more casual version of Zouk Group and Resorts World’s Fuhu, specializing in Peking duck burritos.
Googgle Man’s Char Kuey Teow out of Penang, Malaysia, uses traditional charcoal-fired stoves to fry noodles with a smoky aroma called wok hei or dragon’s breath. The food stall from chef Ah Guan serves rice and egg noodles delicately fried with fresh seafood, vegetables, and more.
Manila’s Pepita’s Kitchen from creator and owner Dedet de la Fuente, dubbed the Lechon Diva, earned her fame through 12-course private degustation dinners featuring her stuffed lechon creations. At Resort’s World, she plans to offer a sampling of lechon staples.
Insanely popular Taiwanese bubble tea shop Tiger Sugar opens an outpost at Resorts World. The restaurant with locations in Chinatown and Henderson serves black sugar boba milk, a syrup-streaked drink, and cold black tea varieties.
Blood Bros. Barbecue out of Houston plans to offer classic Texas barbecue, some with a Chinese and Vietnamese twist.
Other options include Mozz Bar, an Italian food counter from James Beard Award finalist James Trees with fresh mozzarella and burrata, house-made bread, and sandwiches with chicken or eggplant Parmesan.
Nori Bar brings made-to-order hand rolls and sashimi as well as sakes, matcha green tea, seasonal teas, and Japanese beer on tap.
Dessert plans to serve gourmet cookies and pre-packaged goodies from around the world.
Two bars also take over the space. Famous Foods Center Bar features 16 seats with a self-pour and automated beer system offering a rotation of beers from around the world, along with cocktails and wines, all on tap.
Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den brings a grunge speakeasy tucked away with cocktails.
Finally, Mamak, a sundry store in Singapore, plans to offer merchandise, snacks, and keepsakes including take-home food kits, books, and more.
Famous Foods sits off the casino floor with neon signs and trinkets and an open seating area with floor-to-ceiling views of the Las Vegas Strip. Two commissioned art pieces by Red Hong Yi, a popular Chinese-Malaysian contemporary artist known for her mixed media, decorate the space, while a 10-foot tall Lucky Cat sculpture made entirely of gold coins anchors the space and an eight-tone mural made of 18,000 tea bags sits at the entrance.
Zouk Group’s executive chairman Hui Lim and chief executive officer Andrew Li already announced that they plan to open Zouk Nightclub and Ayu Dayclub at the resort, as well as RedTail, a social gaming bar, and Fuhu with Asian dining.
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