Oct 31, 2007

Vegas offers

Hard Rock Hotel:
Free rooms, $40 free slot play coupons, $40 food discount coupons

$40,000 Holiday Round-Up slot tournament (Dec. 11-13, 1st prize $10,000 )
Complimentary 3 nights, a free continental breakfast and a gift

Gold Coast:
$16,000 slot tournament (Nov. 3 - Dec. 2, 1st place $7,500)
Including 3 nights

Oct 30, 2007

Pizza Di Marco - Valencia (2)

CLICK HERE for pizza pictures.

Calzone $7.70

Gyro $6.30

Pizza Di Marco
27674 N. Newhall Ranch Rd #45
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 295-8769


Pizza Dimarco on Urbanspoon

Oct 29, 2007

Marie Callender's Beef Tips in Mushroom Sauce

Marie Callender's Beef Tips in Mushroom Sauce frozen dinner. Very small portion and high calorie.

Oct 25, 2007

Vegas offers - 10.24.07

Complimentary 2 nights, $300 in cash

Treasure Island:
3 complimentary nights in a suite

Oct 24, 2007

Marie Callender's Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Marie Callender's Spaghetti with Meat Sauce frozen dinner. My husband made it. I didn't taste so I don't know if it's good or not.

It looks bad

So we made it look nicer.

Oct 23, 2007

Vegas offers - 10.22.07

Mandalay Bay:
complimentary accommodations and tickets to see Dane Cook's Rough Around the Edges Tour

Treasure Island:
Count Down Private Celebration, including complimentary accommodations

This offer from Bellagio is for their New Year's Eve party. It really looks like a real record, and it's actual size.

Oct 22, 2007

Kimchi Korean Restaurant - Valencia

Kimchi Korean Restaurant in Valencia. Probably Korean family owned. We ordered bulgogi with soon tofu, $16.50. Yes, it's expensive. My opinion is the banchan (aka pan chan) is absolutely better at So Kong Dong Tofu House Korean B.B.Q which is located about 2 minutes from this place. Kimchi tasted like from Korean supermarket in Koreatown. But soon tofu and bulgogi tasted fine.

Kimchi Korean Restaurant
23460 Cinema Dr. #B
Valencia, CA 91355


Oct 21, 2007

Orange sky

I just woke up and I realized outside is all so dark and orange. Yes, it's on TV, this fire started in Malibu, and this smoke came into the Valley. The sun was red. Unfortunately, I don't have that high quality camera to take a picture of the sun. But it's kinda scary, I opened the door, I smelled smoke from fire. These were taken around 2 pm today.

Oct 20, 2007

Vegetable Delight Chinese Restaurant - Granada Hills

Vegetarian Chinese restaurant in Granada Hills. Service was great, food was tasty. All the food is made with soy, konnyaku, gluten, etc. It didn't look like so much food but we were so full by the time we were ready to leave. Usually when we go to Chinese restaurants, we always feel sick because it's so greasy, but these dishes were not greasy at all, I felt really healthy. Also, this place was the only Chinese restaurant I've been to where the waiter wasn't standing up and looking at customers and waiting for money.

Szechwan shredded veggie beef $8.95

Veggie fish ball with basil leaves $9.95

Vegetable Delight
17823 Chatsworth St.
Granada Hills, CA 91344
(818) 360-3997

Tue - Sun: 11:30am-9:30pm
Closed on Mondays


Vegetable Delight on Urbanspoon

Oct 18, 2007

Blackstone's at Monte Carlo will be closing

It's kinda sad, Blackstone's was a fine restaurant. Their last day will be Oct. 28. New steakhouse "HIDE" will be there in 2008.

Tyson - any'tizers boneless chicken wyngs

It was on sale. We got it for $1. I never tried Tyson frozen food before. This "any'tizers" Buffalo style Boneless Chicken Wyngs really sucks. Seriously, I'm warning you, don't eat them or you're gonna be sick. I'm not sure if they are real food or not. I felt so bad after I had a half bite.

I don't see real meat, I see plastic looking meat. I even not sure if they are using real meat or not.

Because it tasted terrible, I thought if I ate it with something else, like on curry rice, maybe it'll be better but it wasn't. It still tasted awful so I just put it in the trash.


Oct 17, 2007

Vegas offers - 10.17.07

Four Queens:
Complimentary 3 nights, $60 in free slot play, meals at Magnolia's Veranda, Queens Coffee & Deli, and Chicago Brewing Co.

Four Queens:
2007 NFR
Including 3 complimentary nights, 2 complimentary NFR tickets.

$75,000 On the River Poker Tournament (Dec. 20-23) (Based on 2,000 participants, 1st place $10,000, plus a $10,000 seat at the 2008 World Series of Poker)

Including deluxe accommodations, $25 food voucher.

$30,000 Ice Breaker slot tournament Dec. 26-29 (Based on 500 participants, 1st place $10,000)

Including 3 complimentary nights at your choice of hotel, $25 dining voucher

Gala New Year's Eve Celebration
Complimentary accommodations Dec. 29, 30 and 31, New Year's Gift, 2 tickets to New Year's Eve Gala

$115 package including 2 nights, $25 dining credit, 2 free entries in the spa, 2 free welcome cocktails in Shimmer Cabaret

Bertolli frozen pasta meals

I finally found frozen meals that taste good. These Bertolli pastas are really good. Ready in 10 minutes and taste like homemade.

Garlic shrimp, penne & cherry tomatoes

Shrimp & penne primavera


Oct 15, 2007

Vegas offer - Excalibur

Complimentary room for 3 nights, $75 free play, 2 free tickets to The Polar Express 4D attraction

Oct 14, 2007

Vegas offer - Mandalay Bay

Boxing: Mayweather VS Hatton, Dec. 08

Complimentary tickets and accommodations

Oct 13, 2007

Homemade Streusel-Crumb Coffee Cake

I made coffee cake. I believe recipe is from the Starbucks cookbook. I made a copy of this recipe from a book at the library a long time ago. So I'm not sure which book this was.

Streusel-Crumb Coffee Cake serves 10-12

For the streusel:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
For the cake:
2 cups cake flour
1 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup milk

Preheat an oven to 350F. Butter and flour a 10-inch tube pan, a 9-inch springform pan or an 8-inch-square baking pan.

To make the streusel, in a medium bowl, combine all the streusel ingredients. Blend well and set aside.

To make the cake, sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Add the butter, eggs, vanilla and milk. Beat vigorously until smooth and quite thick, about 1 minute.

Spread half of the batter in the prepared pan and sprinkle with half of the streusel mixture. Spoon the remaining batter over the streusel, then top with the remaining streusel. Bake until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Cool about 20 minutes, then remove the cake from the pan.

Oct 12, 2007

New Moon Chinese Restaurant

Expensive Chinese restaurant. Everything on the menu is about $2 cheaper if you order to go, and no tipping. I couldn't believe this one noodle dish cost over $12 including tax. You can get same stuff at Monterey Park for $6! It tasted OK, but it's not worth $12.

Lo Mein With Shrimp $11.25 (comes with rice)I couldn't believe it when I saw this. Noodles were pushed into this tiny container. At least they could use a bento box so it'll look better. Maybe?

New Moon
28281 Newhall Ranch Rd
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 257-4121

2138 Verdugo Blvd
Montrose, CA 91020
(818) 249-4393


Oct 11, 2007

Glico Pocky - Marron

I found this Pocky marron (chestnut) flavor at Nijiya supermarket. It was $1.69, I believe.
I love anything with marron so I had to try this and it was so good!

And inside the package was also very cute!

Oct 10, 2007

Yamazaki Bakery - Little Tokyo (2)

Yamazaki Bakery in Little Tokyo.

Sugar Toast $1.20

Melon Pan and Sweet Potato Pan $1 each

Yamazaki Bakery
123 Japanese Village Plaza Mall
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Oct 9, 2007

Vegas offers 10.09.07

Complimentary petite suite for 3 nights, $300 in free play, $100 in Mirage Rewards

2007 National Finals Rodeo
2 nights accommodations, 2 tickets to the National Finals Rodeo

Oct 7, 2007

Coral Tree Express - Westfield Topanga Mall

Coral Tree Express, apricot tart $4.25. Tasted good.


Westfield Topanga
6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard

Canoga Park, CA 91303


Vegas offers 10.05.07

Complimentary accommodations, $200 in free play, complimentary lunch for two at Sensi

2 complimentary nights, $300 in cash

Oct 5, 2007

Gulen's Mediterranean - Westfield Topanga Mall

Gulen's Mediterranean at the food court. Spending $10 for 1 meal at a food court? Seems expensive, but the taste was really good.

Gyros (lamb & beef) $7.95 + Sprite $1.60 + tax $0.80 = $9.55

Westfield Topanga
6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard

Canoga Park, CA 91303



Oct 4, 2007

Currito - Westfield Topanga mall

Currito at Westfield Topanga mall. Really big burritos in a variety of international styles. They also have smoothies and salads.

Classic burrito $6.79
Melted cheese, pinto beans, salsa, cilantro, lime rice, flour tortilla, choice of grilled chicken, grilled steak, or organic tofu


6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Canoga Park, CA 91303

Vegas offers 10.03.07


Complimentary 2 nights at Luxor, plus 2 tickets to the Billy Joel concert at MGM

New York New York:

3 nights complimentary accommodations in a suite, complimentary food at any location inside NYNY, $300 in free play.

Oct 2, 2007

Vegas offers 10.02.07

3 free nights in a suite, $350 free play, 2 tickets to Fantasy or Carrot Top, free health club admission

Planet Hollywood:
$30,000 ThanksGiveaway slot tournament Nov. 18-20 (1st place $7,000)
Includes complimentary 3 nights

Melt Gelato & Crepe Cafe - Westfield Topanga Mall

Melt Gelato & Crepe Cafe at Westfield Topanga Mall. Very expensive. Gelato tasted just OK. Won't eat again. Crepe was also OK, but whoever was making crepes lost our order, we had to wait over 20 minutes to get this crepe. SUCKS.

2 flavor cone $4.25
I think it was Creme Brulee and Strawberry Cheesecake.

Strawberry Royal Crepe $5.95


6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Canoga Park, CA 91303
(818) 594-8732