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Elections are over. The results are in. Thanksgiving and World Cup soccer are here and it’s really cold once the sun goes down in Chinatown.
Week 7 for the two street intersections without crossing signals, but now there are construction cones everywhere. Looks like it will be a construction-filled winter. But it should be better once the upgrades are complete.
If you are crossing the intersections on the south side of Arville and Spring Mountain or on the south side of Decatur and Spring Mountain by foot, please be extra careful when crossing.
As more and more seek alternative approaches to medicine, the popularity of Traditional Chinese Medicine has continued to grow. There is plenty to choose from in Chinatown so we published “Discover Traditional Chinese Medicine in Las Vegas Chinatown”. Be sure to check it out
The bus stops at most intersection corners have been modified. Look for bright yellow signs usually a few feet from the normal bus stop area.
Let’s have a look at what else is going on in Chinatown -Starting from the east and heading west on beautiful Spring Mountain Rd
What’s Up at The Center at Spring Mountain?
Nightmare Before Xmas at Mas Por Favor
Mas Por Favor, the Chinatown Mexican speakeasy will morph into a themed “Nightmare Before Xmas” from Nov. 16 through Dec. 27.
Hot N Juicy Crawfish Holiday Hours:
Chinatown Vegas-born and now a national franchise, Hot n Juice have updated its holiday schedule and will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Christmas Eve.
Thanksgiving Eve their hours will be from 12 pm to 6 pm. New Year’s Day from 11:30 to 10 pm and on NYE, 11:30 am until 8 pm
The Chinatown Plaza
Sushi Time updates and debuts its new menu
One of Chinatown’s newest all-you-can-eat sushi restaurants has updated and posted its AYCE lunch and dinner menu. At $25.95 for lunch and late at night and $32.95 the rest of the day, it seems like a great bargain for better quality fish than your average AYCE sushi joint.
Chu On This Introduces Sip On This
Churroffle, Churrocane, Churrodog – Churro-centric Korean street food specialist Chu On This will debut their new drink menu appropriately named “Sip On This”. The drink menu features Calpico – the popular non-carbonated Japanese soft drink also known as Calpis, outside of the USA. Sip On This drink menu uses organic milk exclusively.
What’s New at the Shanghai Plaza?
Orchid Vietnamese restaurant replacement named
In the October 7th issue of This Week in Chinatown, we reported that Orchid Vietnamese restaurant had closed and would be replaced with a Chinese BBQ and Skewer Restaurant. A sign was just placed at the front door that says coming soon IX Skewers and Bar
IX Skewer & Bar the restaurant is named 9 using the Roman numerical equivalent. They have nearly gutted the entire inside and look to be nearing completion as a sign on the window says they are opening next month. Will they open in time for the Christmas holiday? We sure do hope so.
Cờ Hai closed due to a health issue
In the October 28 This Week In Chinatown we reported that Pho Dakao changed its name to Cờ Hai with a quick overnight sign change. Now we have learned that the store barely opens for a few days and is closed again. A sign was posted at the front door that says “Due to health issues, we are temporarily closed”. We wish them a fast and healthy recovery!
Get Ready For Ramen Kyara
In the October 14 This Week In Chinatown, we broke the news that Ramen Kyara was opening a second location in Chinatown. This week the sign has been installed as they inch closer to bringing their wonderful brand of ramen into our ‘hood.
Watch World Cup Soccer Like a Brit in Chinatown
The 2022 World Cup kicks off on November 2o from Qatar and is there a better way to watch the games than to do so in Chinatown, like a Brit? Soccer fans in the know will crowd the popular Crown and Anchor British Pub, so you will need to get there early. By the time the game starts, expect the pub to be filled to the brim with soccer fanatics. Go load up on authentic British pub food, wash it down with some British beers and enjoy all the World Cup action.
The second floor at the Asian Pacific Plaza is about to be lit as a Facebook post promises Ninja Karaoke 2 is almost ready.
Food – drink – dance and SINGING? Oh yeah! Ninja Karaoke 2 had interviews this week and the team is being assembled. Expect an opening around December 1
River of Life Christian Church special Thanksgiving Celebration
In addition to their regular mass, the River of Life Christain Church of Las Vegas will have a Thanksgiving Celebration from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Mountain View Plaza
Tucked away at the north side of the Plaza, Nice Day Spa has officially opened for business.
‘Tis the Season for Persimmon, Fa la la la la, la la la la
If you love persimmon as much as we love persimmon, you will wanna hurry on down to the 168 Market and take advantage of these prices. Fuyo persimmons are .99 cents a pound and the Hachita are $2.49 per Lb.
Persimmons are native to China and were first brought into California almost 200 years ago. The two main types grown in California (where these persimmons at the 168 Market are from) are Fuyu and Hachiya. Visually, the differences are the Fuyu look like flattened tomatoes while the Hachiya are long, acorn-shaped. Taste-wise, they are rather different.
The Hachiya persimmon is a tannic bomb, the kind that dry’s out and puckers up your mouth (think cranberry, walnut peel, red wine, etc ) and must be eaten when extra soft, overripe, actually, until the inside is almost textured like a jelly.
The Fuyo are much less tannic and can be eaten when they are almost as hard as a pear.
Hachiya persimmons at the 168 Market in the Spring Mountain Plaza
Pro tip: Grab some red bean paste… flour, and sugar if you don’t have them, and make some Persimmon Cakes 柿子饼 (shì zi bǐng) in Chinese.
Here’s a Recipe and Video for Chinese persimmon cakes
Half-price Skewers every Tuesday for the rest of the year
Well, that’s it for this week. Hope you are enjoying our Chinatown.