Zouk Group is opening an Asian street vendor-inspired food hall in Resorts World Las Vegas

Resorts World Las Vegas entry. (PHOTO: Zouk Group)

SINGAPORE – Nightlife and lifestyle brand Zouk Group will showcase an Asian street vendor-inspired food hall concept featuring street food and cuisines from around the world at Resorts World Las Vegas, the Strip’s new integrated resort opening this summer.

Named Famous Foods Street Eats, the Food Hall is said to be an interactive 24,000-square-foot street food destination that includes 16 different food stalls from top chefs and restaurateurs – and the only destination in the US with the most Michelin plates and Bib Gourmand recognized concepts under one roof. Additionally, Famous Foods has a lively 16-seat bar in the center and a quaint speakeasy tucked into the depths of the dining room.

Zouk Group’s CEO Hui Lim and CEO Andrew Li not only drew inspiration from traditional hawker centers, but also recruited from them – bringing Asia’s top food hawkers under one roof to the United States. Lim & Li traveled around Asia testing the various hawker kitchens and curating a selection of food stalls for Famous Foods.

Resorts World Neon Bar. (PHOTO: Zouk Group)

Resorts World Neon Bar. (PHOTO: Zouk Group)

The fun and energetic space, located right next to the casino, offers a range of instagrammable moments for a new-age dining experience with vibrant neon signs and trinkets and an open seating area with floor-to-ceiling views of the legendary Las Vegas Strip.

Famous Foods will also feature two commissioned works of art by Red Hong Yi, a popular Sino-Malaysian contemporary artist known for her mixed media interpretations. At the anchorage of the room there will be a 10-foot-tall Lucky Cat sculpture made entirely of gold coins, while a distinctive 8-tonne mural made from 18,000 tea bags greets guests upon arrival.

“Famous Foods will bring diners to an authentic Asian hawker market – an experience never repeated in the US,” said Andrew Li, Zouk Group’s chief executive officer. “After months of planning and carefully curating the perfect mix of partners, the Zouk Group is excited to introduce this special culinary concept to the city of Las Vegas, and is equally excited to bring it to the most anticipated new resort on the Strip.”

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“The addition of Famous Foods to Resorts World Las Vegas’ culinary portfolio will bring a whole new kind of tasting experience to the Strip,” said Bart Mahoney, Vice President Food & Beverage, Resorts World Las Vegas. “We look forward to welcoming many of these concepts to the US for the first time and offering a truly unique dining experience inspired by the rich history, lifestyle and culture of Asia.”

Yahoo Lifestyle SEA has asked the Zouk Group for a comment.

Boon Tong Kee Chicken Rice.  (PHOTO: Zouk Group)

Boon Tong Kee Chicken Rice. (PHOTO: Zouk Group)

Booths include:

Asian stalls

  • Ah Chun Shandong dumplings – Au Chun Restaurant serves traditional Shandong dumplings and hand-drawn noodle dishes, which are freshly prepared daily. From 2013 to 2021, the Au Chun restaurant was awarded the Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide.

  • Blessing Tong Kee – Using recipes sourced from Singapore’s Chinatown in 1979, Famous Foods’ Boon Tong Kee food stall will serve its traditional Hainan chicken rice, which features poached tender chicken paired with rice cooked in broth.

  • Fuhu Shack – Fuhu Shack is a casual outpost of Zouk Group’s and Resorts World’s Vibe Dining Restaurant Fuhu, which serves a Western reinterpretation of one of China’s most sought-after dishes with Peking Duck Burritos.

  • Geylang Claypot Rice – Geylang Claypot Rice was founded over 40 years ago and is one of the most popular clay pot restaurants in Singapore. Awarded a Michelin plate in 2016, it serves traditional Southeast Asian rice dishes slowly cooked in traditional clay pots with a variety of hearty ingredients.

  • Char Kuey Teow from Googgle Man – Chef Ah Guan uses traditional charcoal stoves and ensures that each strand of noodle is expertly fried to create a smoky aroma known as “Wok Hei” or “Dragon Breath”. The Char Kuey Teow food stand serves rice and egg noodles that are finely fried with fresh seafood, vegetables, and more – a popular convenience food for many in parts of Southeast Asia.

  • Pepitas kitchen – The creator and owner of Pepita’s kitchen, Dedet de la Fuente (or ‘Lechon Diva’ as she is affectionately known), quickly shaped Manila’s local food scene with her exclusive private 12-course tasting evenings with her filled Lechon creations, which often are attended by stars like Martha Stewart, Anthony Bourdain and Adam Richman. Pepita’s kitchen snack stand offers a selection of the Lechon Diva’s delicious Lechon staples.

  • Springleaf Silver Place – The Springleaf Prata Place is a family concept from Singapore and offers authentic cuisine from South India. Roti Canai Masters use generational family recipes to award the restaurant a Michelin plate and recognition as the only Roti Canai restaurant in the Michelin Guide. The Springleaf Prata Place Food Stand serves delicious staples like chicken curry and teh tarik, a frothy, hot milk tea that is widely enjoyed in Singapore.

  • Ten sun braised beef – A legendary family-run Thai beef noodle shop in Bangkok’s old town, awarded the Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

  • Tiger sugar – Best known for its famous Black Sugar Boba Milk, the Taiwanese Bubble Tea store brings its signature syrup-striped drinks to the Las Vegas Strip with a selection of cold black teas.

Streetbird crispy burger.  (PHOTO: Samuelsson Group)

Streetbird crispy burger. (PHOTO: Samuelsson Group)

Western estates

  • Streetbird Las Vegas – Streetbird Las Vegas is the James Beard Award winning chef Marcus Samuelsson’s love letter to one of America’s most popular foods: fried chicken. Streetbird Las Vegas will highlight Samuelsson’s take on comfort food classics, including its famous Sweet and Spicy Roast Chicken, Hot Honey Chicken and Waffle, Wild Wild Wings and Mac ‘n Greens.

  • Kuru Kuru Pa Yakitori – This Japanese and anime-inspired concept was designed by DJ Steve Aoki and his restaurateur brother Kevin Aoki and offers a variety of yakitori, kushiyaki and yaki onigiri as well as a selection of typical drinks and mochi.

  • Mozz Bar by James Trees – An Italian counter by James Beard Award finalist James Trees of Esther’s Kitchen, Las Vegas favorite, offers fresh mozzarella and burrata, homemade bread, small bites, and signature sandwiches like chicken and eggplant parmesan.

  • Blood Brothers BBQ – A critically acclaimed Houston hotspot that serves classic Texas barbecue with the occasional Chinese and Vietnamese influences.

  • Nori bar – The Nori Bar offers an authentic sushi experience, including our made-to-order hand rolls and sashimi with quality ingredients, warm seasoned rice, chilled seafood and crispy nori, as well as a selection of eclectic sakes, matcha green tea, seasonal teas and Japanese beer – everything on tap.

  • Famous Foods Center Bar – An energetic bar with 16 seats in the center with an innovative self-pouring and automated beer system that offers a rotating selection of dozen of beers from around the world as well as cocktails and wines on tap.

  • Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den – An elegant grunge speakeasy that is discreetly tucked away, providing guests with a relaxed hangout and an expertly designed mixology program.

Additional food and beverage concepts opening at Resorts World Las Vegas will be announced in the coming weeks.

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