Apr 29, 2008

Emeril's New Orleans Fish House - MGM Grand - Jan. 2008

When we were here in 2007, we didn't like it at all. But this time was a little better. If you are going to this place, and are thinking to order dessert, get the banana cream pie! You won't be disappointed. 

Emeril's in 2007

Corn bread. Not delicious, as always, even if it's fresh.

Daily special: crystal fried frog legs on blue cheese, stone ground grits with lemon & herb gremolata, and creole tomato glaze, $13

My husband ordered this. I tried one bite, it tasted like chicken. It wasn't that bad. But it's gross.

Smoked wild and exotic mushrooms, $11
"tossed with pasta in a tasso ham cream sauce"

I didn't try it. I don't like cream sauce, and also there was cheese on it, which I can't eat.

Sweet potato bread pudding with bourbon caramel sauce and pecan lace cookie, $9

This was different from what I thought I was gonna get. I had different bread pudding images in my mind. This was like eating pecan pie filling. Too sweet for me.

Tres leches creme brulee with cinnamon & sugar churro, $9

Blue mountain coffee, $12

Lunch menu, January 2008

Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm

(702) 891-7374


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Apr 28, 2008

Vegas offers

Here's the offers we just received.

Palace Station: $10,000 Independence Day slot tournament
Includes 3 free nights

Four Queens: $10,000 blackjack & video poker tournament, June 20-22
Includes 3 free nights, complimentary appetizers during registration, a special gift

Stratosphere: Lady Liberty's $40,000 invitational slot tournament, July 3-5
Includes 3 free nights

Apr 27, 2008

Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill - MGM Grand, Jan. 2008

We love this place. We tried new things again. The chicken wings were delicious, some of the best I've ever had. It's very different-looking from the normal chicken wings you get, but they are good. Try them! My "banoffee" cream pie was so good, too. It's like banana cream pie + toffee. Unfortunately, I was sick this day, and I couldn't eat so much of my pasta.

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill 2004

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill 2005

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill 2007

Somehow, they don't bring us bread unless we ask them.

Garlic-chili-glazed chicken wings with scallions, $14

Tomato, burrata mozzarella and basil pizza, $12

House made spaghettini pasta with roasted tomatoes, garlic and basil, $19

Banoffee (banana & toffee) cream pie, $8
"sugar dough shell, banana cream, bruleed bananas"

Cappuccino, $4.75x2

Menu, January 2008

Lunch & Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday, 11:30am - 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday, 11:30am - 11:30pm

(702) 891-3000


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Apr 26, 2008

Vegas offers

Here's the offers we just received.

3 free nights, $25 in free play

$250 complimentary gift card, 3 free nights

Aquarius (Laughlin, NV)
3 free nights in a suite, a free Aquarius gift

Club Grazie: birthday offer
Includes 2-3 complimentary nights at Venetian or Palazzo, $100 free play, a basket filled with champagne, chocolate, and spa products, Club Grazie robe, birthday dinner for two at Jade

Cool thing about this Club Grazie birthday offer is that we can use this offer as many times as we want in May and June.

Apr 24, 2008

Ah Sin - Paris Las Vegas (CLOSED)

We read reviews for this place, and most reviews were pretty positive, so we tried it. Ah Sin at Paris really sucks. We had awful service and food. REALLY hard to get the waiter.

I still can't believe it, it was so packed when we were here. Customers were waiting to get seated. But I'm telling you, don't go here. You're just gonna waste your time and money. We had pretty good experiences with other restaurants at Paris Las Vegas, so I just couldn't believe how bad this place was.

Their dim sum was some of the worst dim sum I ever had. We couldn't finish eating it. Same with tempura. Tempura was like what I call "American grocery store style tempura". Good tempura should look like the ones from Shibuya at MGM. I think Ah Sin needs to change the oil in their deep-fryer. Sushi was really low quality, and not fresh, you can actually get better quality sushi at grocery stores in Japan.

Sarawak Roasted Duck (salad), $10
"sliced and fried crispy with green onions, parsley and lettuce, tossed with roasted nuts and spices"

Shrimp Har Gau, $7.50

Pork Shumai, $6

Hamachi (yellowtail), $8, and 2 Tamago (eggs)
I just realized our receipt said "masago" instead of "tamago". They charged $6 x 2 for these eggs!

Spider Roll, $12.50

Shrimp and scallop tempura, $20
"with sweet potatoes, asparagus, broccoli and eggplant, served with tempura sauce"

From right to left: chinese broccoli, scallops, shrimp, eggplant, sweet potato

Orange Blossom Jasmine and Green Tea Declination Creme Brulee, $9

Wed - Sun, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
(702) 946-4593


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Apr 23, 2008


I couldn't believe it when my husband said he doesn't know Yakult. Because I used to drink this every morning before I went to school. But actually Yakult was born in Japan, and recently they started selling it in the U.S. I saw this at Ralphs for $1.50 (1 pack, 5 bottles) as a "manager special" so I bought it. I think regular price was around $3.50. It's a small bottle and it's sweet, and I love it, it's I guess because I used to drink this since I was small.

Yakult helps balance your digestive system. One little bottle of Yakult's cultured dairy drink contains more than 8 billion Lactobacillus casei Shirota – the "friendly bacteria” that helps balance your digestive system and support immune functioning. L. casei Shirota can ONLY be found in Yakult and when consumed in sufficient quantities, this probiotic strain can be very beneficial for you. That's why Yakult packs so many in every bottle!


Jamba Juice secret menu - White Gummy Bear

I recently found out Jamba Juice has a secret menu, and here's the one of the secret smoothies, "White Gummy Bear." I don't know what's in it, but it was good. Next time, I'll try "Strawberry Shortcake."


Apr 22, 2008

Vegas offers

Here's the offers we just received.

Treasure Island:
Complimentary deluxe room, $400 in free play, complimentary MGM Mirage show or concert tickets

Caesars Palace: Dane Cook live, May 23-25
Includes 2 complimentary nights, 2 tickets

MGM: Million Dollar Moments $1,450,000 slot tournament, June 19-22 (limited to 50 entrants, entry fee $25,000, 1st place $1,000,000 cash)
Includes 3 complimentary nights, complimentary dining in select restaurants during stay, limousine transportation

Apr 20, 2008

MGM - Craftsteak 2008

Craftsteak at MGM Grand in January 2008. We were so disappointed with this place. My steak sucked! And they lost our order.

Our reservation was at 9:30pm. We received our bread at 9:44pm. Then we received our artichoke appetizer at 10:19pm. Then around 10:30 or so, our waiter said they lost our order and they are making our food right now. Finally we received the rest of the food at 11:08pm. Our waiter and also I think it was a floor manager or somebody, they were apologizing to us. Then I ordered my dessert, which I received at 12:15am. By the time we left this place was 12:30am. Because of the long wait and our lost order, they comped us our both entrees (duck confit and Kobe beef). Although, everything was comped by our host already. The reason we came here was because it was all comped.

Braised artichokes, $14
It was good. Big portion for an appetizer.

Roasted Maui onions, $11
Difficult to eat. No thanks!

Duck confit, $34
It was delicious. Tender, melting meat.

Black truffle puree for two, $55
Most expensive mashed potato we ever had. My husband wasn't crazy about the truffles, but I liked these mashes potatoes. But I think they put too many truffles. I'd prefer maybe half the truffles.

14oz. Kobe ribeye, $105

Toughest Kobe beef we ever had. I could only eat a little less than half of the meat. My husband tried one bite, and he spit it out. We actually asked the waiter if this is really Kobe beef or not, because it was really really hard. He said yes, but I still don't believe this was Kobe beef.

Mixed mushrooms, $21
Very goooood.

My plate

Monkey bread, $12
Yum! I think the sauce behind the bread was like a peanut butter taste.

Menu in January 2008

Dessert menu

Sunday & Monday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday, 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Reservations are recommended:
(702) 891-7318


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Apr 19, 2008

Vegas offers

Here's the offers we just received.

Treasure Island: The League of Extraordinary Hosts $100,000 slot tournament, June 26-28 (1st place $20,000)
Includes 3 complimentary nights, awards banquet

Hooters: $5,000 slot tournament, June 8-11
Includes 3 free nights

2 free massages or a couples massage, 3 free nights, $200 free slot play, 2 free show tickets, and a chance to win $50,000

Caesars Palace: Play All the Way invitational slot tournament, June 8-11 (first place $40,000)
Includes 3 complimentary nights, a gift, awards reception

Caesars Palace: Luxury Giveaway, June 27-29
Includes 2 complimentary nights
Prizes include a 2008 Bentley Continental GTC, 2008 Maxum 2900 SE Sport Cruiser, Harry Winston Iconic Cluster Earrings and Ring, plus drawings for cash prizes totaling over $100,000

Apr 18, 2008

The Palazzo - Hotel Room

The hotel room at the Palazzo. Just beautiful. We both liked everything. But what I really liked about the Palazzo room was the HDTV. When I was watching cooking shows, everything looked so delicious. Total 3 TVs, one in the bathroom, one from the bed, one in sitting area. Also Palazzo has many TV channels, including international TV channels, more than 5 Chinese, also a couple of Korean, plus Japanese and Spanish channels. The only problem with Palazzo is that the hallways are like a maze, and it wasn't easy to remember where our room is.

There is a fax machine!

dining table

beautiful bathroom with TV


sewing kit


High-speed internet, $9.95. Lower price than other hotels. Most hotels charge around $12.

chocolate on bed

One is "Do Not Disturb" and one is "Housekeeping"

There were people who were getting lost, including us.

The view from our room (Wynn golf course)

Wynn pool