Chef Jose Andres marries Chinese with Mexican at China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan.
China Poblano. Thankfully, the food is fairly tasty, so the sting is somewhat lessened.
Fresh tortilla chips and housemade chipotle salsa ($4).
Fresh tortillas and guacamole ($15).
Tacos (one per order) (yes, just one -- WTF):
(1) Pescado Frito: fried fish, salsa Mexicana ($5.50).
(2) Viva China: beef tendon, Kumamoto oyster, scallions, Sichuan peppercorn sauce ($5.50).
(3) Pancita al Pastor: slow-cooked pork belly, pineapple ($5.50).
(4) Lengua: beef tongue, salsa pasilla ($4).
(5) Cochinita: Yucatan-style barbecued pork, marinated onions ($4.50).
Lamb Potstickers Stuck on You, vegetables, crispy lace ($11.88).
Rou Jia Mo Street Sandwich, red braised pork. ($8.88)
Shrimp Mojo -- shrimp, sweet black garlic, roasted poblano peppers ($16).
Like Water for Chocolate -- fried quail, dragon fruit, rose petals, chestnut, dragon fruit sauce ($15).
The Unruly Monk -- hand-cut noodles, wild wood ear mushrooms, poached egg, spicy sauce ($16.88).
My favorites were the potstickers, street sandwich, and fried quail. Skip the noodles. I recommend coming with a group, so you can get a bunch of things to share. The food won't totally wow you, but you'll have a good time at China Poblano.
I think the decor here appeals to me more than the food! The space is GORG!ReplyDelete
this place would make bear angry. lol. for various reasons.ReplyDelete
I feel like there are enough fabulous restaurants to not waste time at one that doesn't wow.ReplyDelete
I'm qith Gastronomer - I think Andres slightly missed his calling. All his spaces are so interesting and gorgeous and strange.ReplyDelete
When I went to Vegas in July, Chad wanted to go to this place ("There's food we'll both eat!!") but I flat out refused. Afterwards, I found out it was Jose Andres' restaurant, which makes it A LITTLE bit better ... but I'm still skeptical. The prices!!!ReplyDelete
Although it's a Jose Andres restaurant, I'm not exactly sure what he added to the restaurant outside of higher prices.ReplyDelete
Regardless I enjoyed my one meal there too, but it's on the pricey side.
the guac looks delish. okay, everything does. But 5 dollars for a taco is damned expensive.ReplyDelete
i almost went there. instead i went to holsteins. looks good though..ReplyDelete
I'm a big Jose Andres fan, but I dunno about this one. I guess it's because Asian and Mexican food can be found for cheap, so I'd feel ripped off spending $5 for one little taco, even though I spend that much for his sushi tacos at Bazaar. Ha!ReplyDelete
BTW, I think it's hilarious that my verification word is "phowooff." :P
wowee! pricey, indeed.ReplyDelete
ditto tater's comment, but replace "bear" with "the hub." heh.
Hmm. I am going there tonight. I'll skip the noodles!ReplyDelete