Las Vegas: Handpulled Noodles at Beijing Noodle No. 9

xiao long bao

xiao long bao

 

On my last trip to Las Vegas, we stayed at Caesar’s Palace so we had time to explore a few new (to us) spots. One day, friends ate at Beijing Noodle No. 9 and said we all had to try it. We ordered up xiao long bao (soup dumplings), hand pulled noodles, dan dan noodles and more.

The XLBs were juicy and you had to be careful not to break the skin as the soup spilled quite easily. While these may not be as awesome as the ones in LA’s San Gabriel Valley, they were fair and we were glad to try them.

smashed cucumbers

smashed cucumbers

 

We also got smashed cucumber and seaweed salad as appetizers. They were overpriced (our whole meal was but we were in Vegas, and at a hotel restaurant no less) but we were glad for the greens.

dan dan noodles

dan dan noodles

 

It was lunch time so we shared a couple of noodle dishes. The dan dan noodles was pretty much just sauce. The noodles were better in this dish than the beef noodle soup.

beef noodle soup

beef noodle soup

 

We had seen a chef pulling noodles out front so we were excited to try them. He may have overpulled them as they were too soft and almost mush when we ate them. I like al dente noodles with a good chew.

congee

century egg and pork congee

 

The best dish turned out to be the congee (porridge) which would have been better with a Chinese doughnut which they said they didn’t have at first. But eventually they found some (too oily) for us. Still, nothing beats Chinese food as my comfort food.

A side note about the menu, there’s plenty of more Cantonese style dishes on the menu but I tried to stick with Northern Chinese fare to acknowledge the Beijing in its name.

Beijing Noodle No. 9 at Caesar’s Palace

3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109  — (877) 346-4642
 
 

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