We arrived in Vegas at about 11PM, and my parents wanted to treat my uncle and aunt to some food for picking us up from the airport. We had to go off the strip to pick up a car for us to use, so we also stopped by Pho Kim Long for a late night meal. Sadly I just missed EDC, but I still saw a bunch of cars with EDC painted and written all over them. This place is open 24 hours a day in their little Chinatown/Asian section of the city.
We weren’t that hungry, but we still ordered quite a bit. We ordered the salad rolls, fried chinese donuts, lemon grass porkchop with vermicelli, fried tofu, calamari, fried chicken wings with special sauce, and a bowl of pho.
The portions here are pretty big. The calamari came with a ton of nicely fried, crisp calamari, topped with fried garlic, green onions, and jalepenos. It was a tiny bit oily, but the textures were nice, and I love fried garlic, which added a different crunch. The jalepenos added a bit of spice. Strangely, it was served with a marinara sauce. I was surprised by the size of the chicken wings. They were huge! Kind of look genetically modified because they were so big. We got the special sauce, and it wasn’t really spicy, but it was kind of there. It was more sweet than spicy, but it was good. The wing itself though wasn’t seasoned well before frying, and had a bit of an odd after taste. The biggest surprise was definitely the tofu. It was like regular tofu (not puffed), and fried. I haven’t had this before, but it was so good. The outside was really crisp, but inside was soft and silky. It went just right with their sauce. All of this fried food that late at night wasn’t very good for our stomachs though. My lemongrass pork chop with vermicelli was decent and came with a spring roll, and pickled vegetables. Though I’ve had better here in Vancouver.
This place is really popular as it is open 24 hours. There were other families eating there past midnight. I guess Vegas doesn’t sleep.
Pho Kim Long
4029 Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV