Longtime Las Vegans think of Orchids Garden when they think of dim sum, in large part because it’s served there all day, every day (along with lots of other Chinese dishes).
The ladies with the carts circulate through the restaurant constantly. And no wonder, considering they’re serving upward of 50 dishes. You’ll find all the familiar favorites here, such as steamed barbecue pork buns, soup dumplings, pan-fried chive dumplings, chow mein, beef short ribs, calamari and mango or coconut pudding. But they also have less-seen authentic dishes such as chicken feet, beef tendon, beef tripe, pork porridge, fried smelt and jellyfish.
If you’re not in the mood for dim sum, or have a timid member in your party, you could consider a hot pot with eggplant and spare ribs or tofu with eggplant and garlic sauce, one of six varieties of egg foo yung, nine varieties of fried rice or an entree built on duck, pork, chicken, beef, shrimp, fish, scallops, calamari, clams or lobster. Or go for a throwback -- a one-from-column-A, one-from-column-B family dinner in one of two versions.