Las Vegas: Lobster Pho at District One
On my last trip to Las Vegas, I checked out District One Kitchen and Bar. I’ve seen great reviews of the place and many of my friends in Vegas enjoy it for late night eats.
When I asked what to get, everyone said the lobster pho which is market price. Expect to see this bowl around $40-55. Yes, it’s pho but it’s a whole LOBSTER swimming in an intense broth. The meat is quite tender and I was quite happy with the soup and noodles as well.
If lobster isn’t your thing, I was eyeing the wonton noodle soup, spicy beef noodle soup or maybe some dry noodles. The crispy bird nest noodles with chicken, beef and seafood sounded like my childhood comfort noodles– crispy Hong Kong style noodles.
We also had a few other snacky appetizers ranging from the beef carpaccio to pork belly bao. The carpaccio was thinly sliced ribeye and had plenty of flavor. I liked this Asian version with citrus soy and sesame oil. There was also a bit of truffle oil all topped off with crushed peanuts.
The crispy egg rolls were unusual with not just pork but with taro and mushroom. I was getting full with the soup but I will always enjoy my favorite combo of pho and egg rolls so I ate another roll.
And finally we had the belly buns with the braised pork belly. It’s a decadent bite or two and helped ease us into the night after bar hopping.
On my next trip to Vegas, I’m coming back to District One for the full bar, chicken wings, oxtail fries and any of the rice dishes. Both the shaken beef and the rice combo rice sounds awesome.