2007 - Vegas and Food

Dec 30, 2007

Vegas offers

Aquarius Casino (Laughlin):
Includes 2 nights in a suite, 2 river cruise tickets, 4x cashback points, $100 in free slot play

Fire & Ice $925,000 Slot Tournament Feb. 21-24, 2008 (entry fee $10,000, 1st place $300,000 cash, based on 75 entrants)
Includes 3 complimentary nights, complimentary dining in select restaurants, limousine transportation

We also got offer from the Luxor yesterday by email, we get free nights and $950 Macy's gift card. It's only on certain days, but luckily we're gonna be in Vegas so we are using this offer!

Dec 29, 2007

Cooking at home

I wanted to upload some of our home cooking photos before New Years. So here's some of the photos.

fish with salsa, asparagus, brown rice

soba salad - recipe by Guy Fieri - CLICK HERE for recipe

bean curd with shrimp - I'll post the recipe next time when I make it

date balls - this recipe is from my husband's mom, so I can't post it

Dec 28, 2007

Vegas offers - 12.26.07

3 nights, a special gift, score with entry tickets into daily Gridiron Giveaway drawing for thousands of dollars in authentic football memorabilia, tailgate party featuring a chalk talk, celebrity chefs at the grill, prizes and live entertainment, play in exclusive blackjack tournament.

3 complimentary nights at choice of six Total Rewards casino resorts, and free tickets to UAW-Dodge 400

Harrah's Reno or Harveys Lake Tahoe:
Includes airfare, 3 or 4 complimentary nights, round-trip transportation

Dec 26, 2007

Bally's - Grand Suite Room

Grand Suite at Bally's. According to their website, they seem to have only two types of rooms, one is the standard room, and one is this grand suite. First night, we didn't realize that the air conditioner was broken, and it was fucking cold, so we had to call the next day to fix it.
Good thing about this room is that has a spa, and 2 separate sinks, and they were big enough for me to put all my stuff. Also there's coffee. Bad thing about this room is that they need to update the room. If you look carefully, there is mold, cracks, all that stuff. And no mini bar or fridge. Also the room was located the very end of the floor. Most suites at MGM hotels (Monte Carlo, MGM, TI, etc.) are located very close to the elevator, but not Harrah's casinos.


view from the room


Dec 25, 2007

Vegas offers - 12.24.07

Here's the offers we received yesterday.


NASCAR package
Includes 3 complimentary nights, 2 tickets to the NASCAR race, transportation to and from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Million Dollar Deal offer (chance to win $1,000,000)
Includes 3 free nights, entry into the Million Dollar Deal drawing

Dec 24, 2007

Stratosphere - Roxy's Diner, Nov. 2007

Roxy's Diner at Stratosphere. CLICK HERE for more pics of Roxy's Diner.
Again, we received everything in about 3-5 minutes, even spaghetti. It can't be fresh. I was disappointed when I got a no-taste dry white bread tuna sandwich, I wanted my bread toasted and I thought that's how I'm gonna get it as I saw the picture on the menu, or at least the waiter should ask. My husband was still hungry after he had a half-pound burger, so he ordered spaghetti marinara. He said it tasted like store-bought jar sauce, not delicious. But I did like my float. It's like a milk shake.

I do recommend this place for quick meals, but not for quality food.

Float (in souvenir bottle) $5.99

The Roxy's Burger $7.49 + fries $1.29
One half-pound burger served with lettuce, tomato and onion.

Tuna Salad Sandwich $7.49
Freshly made tuna salad served with lettuce, tomato and mayo on your choice of bread.

Spaghetti with Marinara $8.49

Roxy's Diner Menu


Dec 22, 2007

Palazzo hotel - Nov. 2007

More Palazzo hotel pics. These were taken at the end of November, 2007.

Vegas offers

2 complimentary nights and a $300 Macy's gift card

$5,000 blackjack tournament
Including tournament, 3 complimentary nights

Dec 21, 2007

Palazzo hotel - Oct. 2007

Palazzo hotel, pictures were taken around Halloween.

Dec 19, 2007

Kappo Seafood - Torrance, CA

Kappo Seafood in Torrance. To me, this is kinda like hidden place, because the outside of the restaurant looks like a cheap Japanese fast food to go place. But inside was very different from what I thought. You can see pictures of inside the restaurant on their website. This place was very busy with mostly Japanese customers. My husband and one other couple were the only Americans, all other customers were Japanese.

Service was fine, but the food was amazing. Everything was just so good. I'm not gonna write how each dish was, because really everything was good. Now I'm posting so many pics below, but I'm not sure which items are for Lady's Set or Sushi Set. The waitress just kept bringing one at a time.

We ordered Sushi Set ($38) and Lady's Set ($30). All total was $79 and yes, unlike Vegas, we paid our own money for this place. If you go for lunch, they have a lunch menu with reasonable prices.

Egg sushi $4.50
It was sweeter, tasted homemade, it was just good.

First, we both got these.

I'm not sure what this is but it was good.

Some kind of alcohol drink.

I'm sorry, but I'm not familiar with this. I never had this before.

It's a steamed custard.

Clear broth soup

Seafood salad



Shrimp salad

Pork (?), egg, edamame and squid, I think

Some kind of thin noodle


Miso soup


Salmon teriyaki

Warabi mochi and tea

Clear mochi coated with kinako powder. It's one of the traditional Japanese desserts, some of you may not like these.


Kappo Seafood
1757 W. Carson Street, #S
Torrance, CA 90501

(310) 782-0530
Closed on Sundays