Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Trip To Chinatown

I have been on a SERIOUS manhunt for some dragon fruit this summer. I went to Whole Foods, nothing. to Seafood City, nothing. Local Asian markets, nothing. All along I should have known, CHINATOWN was the answer! Me and my sister made the trip that turned out to be a relaxing way to spend the afternoon. Since we were already there, we strolled around taking pictures and grabbed some boba since it was a literal 105 degrees outside.

If you've ever been to Las Vegas, then you know that we are a diverse bunch spread out amongst the city, conjuring into clusters of culture that give little tastes of what a melting pot is all about. Granted, Chinatown is not the real thing but you can definitely feel miles away from the city and closer to the East when you roam around this place.

Compared to other Chinatowns around the world, ours is a meek and humble stretch of shops and restaurants located along Spring Mountain Road. You can find some of the best Asian restaurants off the strip, serving home grown food catering to those who might want a more "authentic" experience. Hot N Juicy Crawfish, Pho Saigon 8, and Veggie House Vegetarian are all loved by locals and tourists alike. If you're in the mood to just lounge and hang out, tea shops here are the usual hotspots. Volcano Tea is always busy with people looking to get their boba fix, while a few bakeries near the China Mall are a more subtle and quieter to satisfy a sweet tooth. If food isn't really the reason you want visit, maybe consider stopping by for a foot massage or to stock up on some good Shiseido and Iope skincare products.

Either way, Chinatown is a great place to visit. Even though most days it's on the quieter side, it's still a great spot to check out some good authentic food and get some boba while you're at it.

4255 Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89102

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