we bought a 1977 food truck in 2010 and operated at the farmer's market and various food festivals, including President Obama's Las Vegas rally. The truck kept breaking down again and again. Eventually, we found a small cafe for rent on the corner of Tropicana and Decatur....in a hair salon.
We opened our cafe in 2011 with a counter and 4 seats. After our first full day of serving, we fed just one customer in 10 hours! Rough and scary start! It wasn't long before food writers and influential locals started finding out about the baos (steamed bun sandwiches). The lines were out the door. Even the Food Network, New York Times and USA Today made stops at our tiny restaurant.
We had an auspicious meeting with the owner of Eureka Casino in 2012. Upon the first meeting, the concept for Fat Choy was born. Fat Choy is a Classic American Diner with a twist on Asian Comfort Foods, where a cheeseburger or a plate of Buffalo Wings can share the same table with a bowl of wonton soup or some delicious tangy sesame noodles.