It’s the heart of summer in Las Vegas, so you might not expect a soup shop to fill up with hungry patrons. But that’s the case at Tang Tang Tang, an eatery that specializes in Korean soup. There isn’t an empty table in the joint.
The tang (soup) boast deep flavors, courtesy of bone broth. This type of soup’s on a recent upswing because it’s nutrient-packed and full of protein, plus it shows respect to the animal by using parts that would otherwise go to waste. Bones are roasted, then cooked down in a pot for up to 24 hours, providing a rich, soothing taste to the liquid.
Ox bone soup ($9.99-$13.99) comes with a collection of side dishes and different cuts of meat. The kimchi doesn’t hold back on its assertive punch. Spicy turnips have a nice crunch. Glass noodles with vegetables are likely to be the first side dish in need of a refill.
Beef shortrib soup ($12.99) fills out the bowl with noodles or cabbage, and its giant chunks of meat are beyond tender. Be sure to ask for the side sauce, a Korean pickling sauce featuring soy, vinegar, sugar, sliced jalapeños and onions. The use of dates in the broth is both trippy and delicious. Add a rice cake for $2 for another interesting textural component.
Grab an order of galbi ($23.99)—grilled beef short ribs—or daeji ($18.99)—spiced, grilled pork ribs—and enjoy. But not for too long; someone wants that table.
Tang Tang Tang 6000 Spring Mountain Road #1B, 702-464-5177; Daily, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.