The tastefully-named Pho Kim Long (pronounced fuh-kim-long) conjures up memories of days gone by….of B-girls beckoning from steamy doorways in the streets of Saigon, circa 1971.
Of helicopters on rooftops…and the smell of napalm in the morning.
Yeah, those were the days.
But who cares about all that now? The important thing is/was that the fall of Saigon in 1975 opened the way for lots of Vietnamese immigrants to come to the good old U.S. of A….bringing with them lots of tasty food.
Like the stuff at Pho Kim Long — which fills the bill whether you’re there for a bowl of pho, or one of their stir-fried crabs of lobsters, or a meal of pretty darn good Chinese food.
We opted for the latter recently, and weren’t disappointed. The green beans with XO sauce were dependably fresh and crunchy; the tofu soup with salted egg was rich and substantial, and the seafood stir-fry (ordered as an “8” on their 1-10 scale) — everything you’d want a seafood stir-fry to be. Which is to say it was flash-cooked in seconds to allow the natural juices of the various swimmers to remain, and bathed in just enough sauce to make a difference, but not detract from the seafood-i-ness of it all.
Our dinner for two came to $66 ($55+$11 tip) with no alcohol.
PHO KIM LONG
4029 Spring Mountain Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102-8614