Taste of the Town: Egg foo young fans don’t care if dish is authentic


Egg foo young might not be an authentic ethnic Chinese dish, but if well made, it can be pretty satisfying, with its crispy exterior, light interior and crunch from the vegetables used. And fellow Taste of the Town readers have suggestions for Gail Simon, who’s looking for the best.

Margie Carlson recommended Bobo China, 8465 W. Sahara Ave., and Deb Sizemore recommended Red Shrimp, 4060 S. Jones Blvd. …

For Barbara Ayoub, Ann Brown faxed that Progresso fava beans are available at Glazier’s Food Marketplace, 8525 W. Warm Springs Road. …

For Skip and Mary Ann Harouff, who are looking for a restaurant that serves an eggs and lobster scramble, Natalie Schneider recommended the lobster omelet at Cafe Bellagio at Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, adding, “Besides good eats, the view overlooking the Conservatory is grand.” …

For Trudi Benson, who’s looking for Arthur Bryant’s barbecue sauce, Stuart Krug emailed that it’s available at the Bass Pro Shops at 8200 Dean Martin Drive. …

For Padmini Pai, who’s looking for goulash cream, Klara Horvath emailed that both hot and mild are available at the Hungarian Market at 6380 S. Eastern Ave. …

William Megill of Glazier’s Food Marketplace emailed to say Junior’s Cheesecake, “a New York legend,” is now available at the store.

And more on Blue Bell Ice Cream: A Blue Bell rep I talked to last week said it’ll be available March 3 at Albertsons, Food 4 Less, Smith’s, Walgreens, WalMart, Glazier’s and some independent supermarkets, drugstores and convenience stores, in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Pahrump. …

READER REQUESTS

Broasted chicken sure is popular. Now Carole LaRocca is looking for it, preferably on the east side of the valley. (We recently listed a source in Boulder City). …

Following our recent item on light-battered fish and chips in the west side of the valley or on the Strip, Barbara Tedder emailed to ask for reader suggestions for great fish and chips, “and if it is lightly battered, all the better,” on the east side or in Henderson. …

Sizemore is looking for Bob Evans sausage in a roll, any flavor. …

Tony Cammiso is looking for Peek Freans cookies. …

Ray Stokes is looking for Chili Man chili starter, which comes in packets. …

Dona George is looking for candied citron or a fruitcake mix containing candied citron, from a year-round source. …

And Pat Dittmar wonders if anyone knows the current whereabouts of the staff of the former Mamacita’s/Mamita’s on Fremont Street. …

Readers?

NEWS FOR FOODIES

The spring edition of Las Vegas Restaurant Week — the proceeds of which benefit Three Square food bank — is March 7-14. More than 70 restaurants are participating, offering prix-fixe menus for $20.14 to $50.14, with a fixed amount donated to the food bank for each designated meal sold. For details, go to www.HelpOutDineOutLV.org. …

Submit information to Heidi Knapp Rinella, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125-0070. You also can send faxes to 702-383-4676 or email her at hrinella@reviewjournal.com. Include your first and last names and, if emailing, put “Taste of the Town” in the subject line. Follow @HKRinella on Twitter.