Zouk Group will be bringing an Asian hawker-inspired food hall concept to Resorts World Las Vegas, the Strip's new integrated resort set to open 3Q this year.
The 2,200sqm Famous Foods Street Eats will feature 16 food stalls that pay homage to Asia's most popular hawker foods, and is currently the only destination in the US to have the most Michelin Plate and Bib Gourmand recognised concepts under one roof.
In addition to taking inspiration from traditional and well-loved hawker centres, Zouk Group's executive chairman Hui Lim and CEO Andrew Li personally taste-tested the various hawker cuisines on offer from the region, before curating a selection of food stalls along with unique Asian generational recipes for Famous Foods.
These include iconic Singaporean chicken rice chain Boon Tong Kee; Pepita's Kitchen known for its 12-course private degustation dinners frequented by stars such as Anthony Bourdain and Martha Stewart; Taiwanese bubble tea specialist Tiger Sugar best known for its "Tiger striped" drinks; as well as multiple Western stalls and a grungy speakeasy boasting an expert mixologist programme.
Situated right off the casino floor, the food hall is said to offer plenty of Instagrammable moments for the new-age diners — think vibrant neon signs, an open seating area with floor-to-ceiling views of the iconic Las Vegas Strip, and commissioned art pieces by acclaimed mixed media Chinese-Malaysian artist Red Hong Yi.
Upon arrival, diners will be welcomed by a three-metre-tall gold coin-sculpted Lucky Cat, and an impressive eight-tone mural made of 18,000 tea bags.
“Famous Foods will transport guests to an authentic Asian hawker market — an experience that’s never been replicated in the US,” said Zouk Group's Li.
“The addition of Famous Foods to Resorts World Las Vegas’s culinary portfolio will bring a completely new kind of tasting experience to the Strip,” said Bart Mahoney, Resorts World Las Vegas vice president of Food & Beverage.