Jenna Nye tries making dumplings with a noodle master
By OTS Staff
OTS Media Founder Jenna Nye got a sneak peek at Noodle Den, which will open later this year at Sahara Las Vegas. She made dumplings with Chef Guoming “Sam” Xin, who received certification as a senior noodle technician in Beijing prior to moving to Las Vegas.
Will Jenna one day be a senior noodle technician, too? Watch her in action, and don’t sweat the technique.
What Jenna Tried
Jenna ate the vegetable dumplings made of sweet potato noodle, Chinese chives, eggs, five spice tofu and spices, including Szechuan peppercorn, star anise, sesame oil and ginger. She even took a dip into the special sauce.
As for the cocktails, she opted to try a trio of the newest libations from Casbar at Sahara …
What Jenna Made
Jenna helped Chef Sam make some “very stylish” spicy wontons and perfected the delicate folding technique in no time at all.
• Chef Sam is famous for his hand-pulled noodles.
• Noodle Den will feature Northern Chinese dishes and a demonstration kitchen.
• Chef Sam opened his first restaurant, Noodle City, in China two decades ago and previously worked at Wynn Las Vegas, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Caesars Palace.
• In 2015, he launched Noodle Man in Las Vegas, a Northern Chinese culinary concept featuring his hand-pulled noodles.