Capturing drool-inducing food photos is not as easy as it looks, no matter how tasty you think your Instagram stream appears. Rarely do I catch an image on my social media feeds that sparks must-eat-now action, but that was the case with the crispy kau chee at Wo Fat, an eastside Chinese eatery. (By the way, if you think you’ve snapped a can’t-miss dish, feel free to tag your friendly neighborhood food writer: @brockvegas.)
Wo Fat specializes in Hawaiian-style Chinese food, so in addition to the obligatory $6 lunch specials of sweet and sour pork or moo goo gai pan, you’ll find oxtail soup, shrimp with scrambled eggs, baked garlic chicken and watercress pork soup. But the crack-like kau chee (aka gau gee) are reason enough for a visit, fried wonton pockets filled with pork, shrimp, celery and flavors of sesame, soy and ginger. Call them whatever you want; I think of them as two bites of heaven.
Wo Fat 3700 E. Desert Inn Road #1, 451-6656. Daily, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.