Dining

Wo Fat’s kau chee are Instagram-ably delicious

Image
Can you take a better picture of Wo Fat’s delicious kau chee?
Photo: Brock Radke

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.

Tags: Dining
Share
Photo of Brock Radke

Brock is an award-winning writer and reporter who has been documenting life in Las Vegas for 20 years. He currently ...

Get more Brock Radke

Previous Discussion:

  • My favorite plate is hands down the signature smoked black cod. Bite-sized pieces of white fish are slathered in a tantalizing barbecue sauce, lending the ...

  • The chef and her partner prep everything—like the wheat and cannellini bean-based proteins—in a commercial kitchen, then load up their cars to sell at farmers’ ...

  • The bone-in bird is slow-cooked in a sauce based on achiote, a reddish-orange spice, which lends an earthy, slightly peppery tang to the tender poultry.

  • Get More Dining Stories
Top of Story