Jun 30, 2009

Vegas offers

Here's the offers we recently received.


New York New York:
3 complimentary nights, 20% off at restaurants, $75 in free play


Main Street Station:
3 free nights, $30 in food vouchers


The Orleans:
3 free nights, $250 Macy's gift card or casino chips or free play


The Orleans:
2 free nights, $50 free play


Red Rock Casino:
Free room, $125 free play

Jun 26, 2009

Seoul Hae Janggook Tofu House - Ginseng Chicken Soup

Ginseng chicken soup (Samgyetang) from Seoul Hae Janggook Tofu House, located inside Northridge Galleria Market. My husband ordered this, and I basically only had some banchan (fish, kimchi, etc) as I don't like this type of chicken dish. But it's quite good for food court food. Tastes homemade.

It's a small whole chicken, and inside the chicken was stuffed with rice, garlic, chestnut, as shown in the last picture.

*Sorry for the quality of the picture. It's from a cellphone.


Ginseng Chicken Soup $10.99 + tax $1.02 = $12.01







































































Seoul Hae Janggook Tofu House
(inside Valley Galleria market)

10201 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91324

(818) 882-5100

Jun 22, 2009

Sprinkles Red Velvet Cupcake

We happened to try this famous Sprinkles cupcake. This is one of their popular ones, "red velvet". I believe each cupcake costs about $3. It's tasty, but it's way too sweet for me. It's probably too sweet for most Asians as usually Asians prefer less sweetness. But if you grew up in America eating American sweets, then you'll LOVE it.










































Here's a video that was showing on the local news. Sprinkles started a mobile truck so you can follow on Twitter and find the location where they are now.
video


Sprinkles
9635 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 274-8765

http://www.sprinkles.com/

http://twitter.com/sprinklesaddict

Yelp

Jun 19, 2009

Dove milk chocolate

So I got a free chocolate coupon from www.realchocolate.com and I got this Dove milk chocolate. I didn't know Dove has a chocolate and of course this was my first time trying this chocolate. I just loved it. This chocolate was soooo good. So if you never tried this before, get the free coupon like I did and try it for free!










































http://www.dovechocolate.com/

Jun 18, 2009

Vegas offers

Here's the offers we recently received.


Planet Hollywood:
2 complimentary weekday nights
$50 in promotional chips or slot credits, $10 discount to Peepshow, $10 off per meal at the buffet, 2 complimentary passes to the spa


New York New York:
3 complimentary nights, 20% off at restaurants, $100 in Freeplay


The Orleans:
3 complimentary nights, $50 dining credit, $50 slot play


Silverton:
3 free nights, $50 in free play, admission for 2 to David Garibaldi VIP painting performance, commemorative gift


Silverton: $15,000 Blast Off slot tournament
Includes 3 free nights, $100 in free play

Jun 16, 2009

Caesars Palace - Nero's 2008

Our second time at Nero's at Caesars Palace. We really liked the first time we visited here back in 2007. This was on Christmas Day, so they had a special menu. I ordered NY strip, my husband ordered from the Christmas menu: crab salad, duck, and dessert.

CLICK HERE for pics from 2007.
















lobster bisque $14













NY strip (16oz) $49 + sauce $3













I never had New York Strip before. I always order filet mignon or rib-eye so I decided to order this. My husband told me that this is the basic steak you can get. Also it's tougher than other meat. I figured this is probably a good place to order steak. They probably cook it right. But unfortunately the steak was too tough for me, and I didn't like it at all. I'm never gonna eat this steak again. At least I learned that.


























roasted potatoes $9













Of course, you can't see this purple color while you are eating, since the restaurant is pretty dark. Potatoes were tasty.













Alaskan king crab salad $19
Marinated daikon, pineapple jus, vanilla oil













Absolutely delicious!! Tasty. Can you see vanilla beans in the oil!?













Long Island Duck "2 ways" $39
Seared breast and confit of leg, braised endive, fried polenta, orange-coriander sauce













The duck was just OK.


























Chocolate, custard, and apple $7 (?)
pistachio biscuit, light chocolate mousse













Mini apple. The smallest apple I've ever seen. This was the size of a cherry. At first we couldn't tell what this was, because it looks like a cherry but it doesn't taste like a cherry. It was very good.













Rich chocolate mousse













Nero's menu.This was taken in December 2008.
* Wow, prices went really up since 2007.













dessert menu



















Rating (food): 3 / 5 (based on this trip)
Rating (service): 5 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Reservations: (877) 346-4642
Hours: Daily, 5 - 11pm

WEBSITE

Yelp

Neros (Caesars Palace) on Urbanspoon

Jun 12, 2009

Ramen Ezo Fukurou - Miso Ramen

 
We were recently at Mitsuwa's "Umaimonoichi". We went to this last year, too.

CLICK HERE for pics from 2008.

This year, they had this ramen place called "Ezo Fukurou" at the Mitsuwa food court in Torrance.*えぞ梟 (this is how you spell if you wanna Google it in Japanese).

It looks like this is a sister store with Santouka. They actually make to order. We probably waited about 10 minutes. It was big portion for us, we shared it and that was about the right amount for us.
Ramen was good enough, my husband even said it was the best ramen he ever had. The noodle style was "chizire-men". Cha-shu was melting in your mouth.

They probably will have next year, too, if you missed it this year. But looks like the Mitsuwa store in New Jersey is having this ramen this weekend (until 6/14).



Miso Ramen $8.45 + tax $0.78 = $9.23









































Rating (food): 3.7 / 5
Rating (service): N/A
Repeat: Yes


http://www.mitsuwa.com/

Jun 11, 2009

Vegas offers

Here's the offers we recently received.


Sahara: The Happy Days Hop'n & Rock'n $10,000 Slot Tournament & Pool Party, Aug.13-15
Includes 3 free nights, poolside BBQ


Treasure Island:
3 complimentary nights in a suite, $200 in free play, $75 choice offer


Harrah's:
2 free nights, a free sweatshirt


Harrah's:
complimentary nights each month


Total Rewards:
2 complimentary nights, $100 gift card



Total Rewards:
2 complimentary nights, $75 cash



M Resort:
2 complimentary nights, 4th of July fireworks celebration


Green Valley Ranch:
2 complimentary nights, $75 in free play, $75 dining credit, 2 free tickets to the Tears for Fears concert


Four Queens: $12,000 Marks the Spot Video Poker Tournament, July 17-19
Includes 3 complimentary nights, X Marks the Spot gift, complimentary continental breakfast and buffet luncheon


Silverton:
2 nights midweek once each month, $10 in free play


Palms:$50,000 Mini Baccarat Tournament, July 31-Aug.2
casino rate accommodations, party by the pool with live music and gorgeous women, baccarat tournament


Palms:
2 nights stay at a special rate of $49, $25 in free play

Jun 9, 2009

Caesars Palace - Beijing Noodle No.9

Beijing Noodle No. 9 at Caesars Palace. We were not sure if we wanted to eat here or at Sea Harbour. But the Sea Harbour prices were a rip-off, it was seriously expensive, so we decided to try here. The decor was very nice, like a cool cafe in Tokyo. I didn't realize until now, but all the items in the menu prices are .09. This place also has bird's nest on the menu for $99.09.

We got our first order (it was chicken) after waiting 30 minutes. They said beef pancake and soup dumplings take longer to cook.

I suggest you order whatever says "chef's special", maybe? At least the noodles here looks like homemade, so you might wanna try that, but I'm not saying they are delicious. We weren't crazy about the noodles, but maybe you'd like them.

We don't know what "Beijing" style food taste should be. We've never been to Beijing. So if you are actually from Beijing and tried this place, please tell me if this is the real Beijing taste or not.



Imperial seafood soup dumplings $12.09
I hated, but he liked it.













Rice $3.09
Rice should be free, don't you think?













Chef's special handmade noodle with diced eggplant (Beijing style) $12.09













Noodle itself had no taste, but with eggplant, it was all right. It was very light flavor.


























Chef Yu's special beef pancake $9.09













I actually liked these pancakes. My husband didn't.













Beijing salt and pepper chicken $15.09













We were kinda shocked when we saw this chicken. Because it looked very different from salt and pepper chicken we've eaten before. This was just dry, deep-fried chicken. My husband was so pissed off and hated it.













And the chicken didn't look like real chicken.









































Rating (food): 2.9 / 5
Rating (service): 3.7 / 5
Repeat: No


(877) 346-4642

Sunday - Thursday:11:00am to 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday:11:00am to 12:00am


WEBSITE


Yelp page


Beijing Noodle No. 9 (Caesars Palace) on Urbanspoon

Jun 5, 2009

Red Rock casino - Terra Rossa

We've been wanting to try this place out, because the chef is a "Hell's Kitchen"'s winner. But looks like that winner doesn't work here anymore. And maybe this place was good when they opened up, but when we went in January, 2009, it wasn't good at all.

Bread and antipasto platter was pretty much the same as Terra Verde at Green Valley Ranch, but with less quality, and the menu was also very similar. We loved Terra Verde, back in 2007 (we haven't back there, so I don't know if it's still good or not).

Everything we had at Terra Rossa was pretty disappointing, except their daily appetizer special, which was a salad with crabmeat. That was the only thing we liked.

This might be the first time none of the food made me wanna eat when we received our food. My husband said his lasagna was the flattest lasagna he had ever seen.

I always like to order dessert to have a happy ending, but I figured that would be just wasting my money here. I rated 2.3 and that's because I liked the salad. If I didn't have salad, I'd rate 1 out of 5. Don't waste your time and money here. If you are looking for a place to eat at Red Rock casino, try Hachi instead. It's not Italian, but it's a good place to eat.



bread














antipasto














calamari $12
Even this simple calamari was just so-so.














daily appetizer special $16




























capellini pomodoro $15
plum tomato, garlic, basil, olive oil

Can you imagine you get this plate in front of you? This doesn't look good at all. I was expecting a little more pretty and delicious looking plate. This looks like something we make at home when we are so hungry and wanna have something very quick. Totally wasting your money.














lasagna $18
bolognese, bechamel, provolone, mozzarella, parmesan














Again, it wasn't looking pretty. It looked like pre-frozen lasagna.














dessert menu



















Rating (food): 2.3 / 5
Rating (service): 3 / 5
Repeat: No


Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5pm - 11pm

Reservations (702) 797-7576


http://www.redrocklasvegas.com/dining/terra_rossa.php

http://www.yelp.com/biz/terra-rossa-las-vegas



Terra Rossa Italian Cuisine at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa on Urbanspoon