Although diners in Las Vegas have a multitude of options when choosing what, and where to endeavor for their next great dinning experience, Thai Food in Las Vegas enthusiasts have to be more belligerent beyond the online reviews often written by paid services as reported by CNN. Searching in Google places even put a local Thai restaurants number of reviews way ahead of even Disneyland Resort in Anaheim California. Even though LV currently bolsters a few hundred or so restaurants throughout Clark County, which engulfs the city of LV, Henderson, North LV, and other outlining townships, most are considered to be Bistros, whereas a few large Thai restaurateurs are confused in which case they calls themselves Bistros.
Taken from the French word Bistrot, which started to appear in French etymology as early as the late 1800’s, Bistros started out in France, and was used to describe very small eating rooms. Small rooms, or in today’s parlance a studio apartment, was literally the definitions of Bistro, due to the fact that a family in France with usually a small apartment would turn their living room into a dining room and solicit passerby’s to come in and dine. Although the dishes was considered home cooking, the menu was usually limited to only a few items, and those typically comprised of dishes that was very time consuming to cook efficiently in a commercial setting, generally what the family was most proficient at making.
Thai Restaurants in Las Vegas that are considered bistros today are reminiscent of their European counterparts of the early 1900’s. One small eatery would be known for the great taste of their spicy Laarb salad, but their soups would come out of the kitchen tasting bland which is lacking in substance. Some kitchens would be good at wok cooking, but would have a salad dearth. The culinary art of Thai Cuisine is much like the Medical profession, its hard to find a Chef that at the same time make great Laarb salads, Tom Yum Soups, great Chopped Chicken with Chilies and Mints, and cook up a great Mee-Krob, on a single day. Even though the entire recipe is known to the Chef, without constantly cooking the dishes on a day to day basis, the exact precision required in the cooking skills is often lacking. In short, the feel, the sequences in cooking steps needed in every Thai culinary dish is not, and very hard if not possible to be harnessed by one individual. Like asking a family doctor to perform physical therapy on a patient, sure he or she can do it, but unless they do it a few times they won’t get it down perfectly. That’s why you hardly see your dentist performing oral surgery, or putting braces on their patients in one office setting now days.
Good Restaurants with a large menu must maintain their consistency with regards to not only freshness in their provisions but the flavor in every dish, bowl, or pot served, need dedicated kitchen staffs to recreate their Chefs masterwork. By having a dedicated team devoted to nothing but salads on one side of the kitchen, while another team of cooks making nothing but Soups, whereas a section of cooks devoted to the wok, would keep the flavor in the dishes consistent day to day, which is very noticeable to an authentic Thai food Aficionados. Of course in order to be able to have sections within a kitchen devoted to a single section of the menu would require a restaurant to be both, busy, and having a greater turnover rate per day.
A few things Thai’s would look for in their best restaurant in LV that they frequent every week would be if their Spicy Certified Angus Beef noodle soup would have the same great taste as it did the last time they had it. “I only come to Kung Fu Restaurant to get my Teo Chew Roasted Duck, its hard to find that ancient style of cooking these days” says Mr. Luohng, “I know what I’m getting and what my Roast Duck taste like, the same as it did 18 years ago, it’s hard to say the same thing about the other Thai places, here I don’t have to remember what day the Chef is off, in order to not come in on that day, here at Kung Fu, I could come in any day of the week, and get the same great tasting stuff”. Mr. Luohng, who was born in Thailand, and is in his seventies frequents Kung Fu Restaurant on a biweekly basis with his Wife of over 45 years.
Kung Fu has been cooking the best Thai food in Las Vegas since 1973 from their downtown location of 110 N. 3rd Street before Americans knew what Thai food was. Since then we’ve been growing our selection of authentic dishes as more and more Americans embrace the Thai culinary arts. Today, this Asian kitchen endeavors to be cooking the Best Thai food in Las Vegas, by keeping up with over 800 items on the menu for patrons to choose from. From our current location, which is the cornerstone of Chinatown LV we continue that legacy of cooking great tasting authentic food to locals and tourist alike. The restaurant is open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm everyday of the year for the convenience of our patrons, where they are able to dine in for Lunch, or Dinner, take out their meal, or have it delivered. We’ll even cater your next event. So Click, Call, and Come on By to 3505 S. Valley View Blvd, in Las Vegas, NV 89103 U.S.A.
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