Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cheng Can Mix: Mango Smoothie ★★★

New Toy, New Hobby: Magic Bullet. I can finally make my own Mango Smoothie without paying a high price. Mango Smoothie is easy to make, and it's retail quality. Recipe below. I think I can replace fresh mango with frozen mango, since I am so used to the Jamba Juice frozen texture. Fresh mango maybe too pulpy for smoothie. Can add alcohol to make it a cocktail drink too.

Mango Smoothie

Making Mango Smoothie from Real Fresh Mango

All Ingredients Ready to Blend

1 cup of diced Mango (can be frozen)
1 cup of Vanilla Yogurt
1 cup of Ice
1 tablespoon of Honey or Maple Syrup (optional)
Milk (optional)
Granola for garnish (optional)

Directions: Put a handful of diced mango aside to make the smoothie chunky. Just blend everything else together and pour it with the mango chunks into a cup. Garnish with Granola (or more commonly, garnish with Mint Leaves). Enjoy.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Yonaka@Las Vegas ★★★

Great Japanese Happy Hour Place in Vegas. Foie Gras Sushi is a must-try. A carafe of Sangria to share is great too.

Foie Gras Sushi $9
foie gras from hudson, new york

Beet Fries $5 (happy hour price)
red beets, rosemary, sea salt

Coconut Ceviche $7 (happy hour price)
big eye tuna, tomato, strawberry, celery onion, plantains, lime, coconut, aji amarillo

Negitoro Sushi $7 (happy hour price)
bluefin tuna belly, scallions

Crunchy Spicy Tuna Hand Roll $5 (happy hour price)
big eye tuna, cucumber, tempura flakes

Sake Sangria $11 (happy hour price)
13 oz carafe

Yonaka Modern Japanese
4983 W Flamingo Rd
Ste A
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 685-8358

MOzen@Las Vegas ★★★

Superb Quality Brunch at Mandarin Oriental Hotel. My best brunch in Vegas so far. Buffet style appetizers & dessert with great selection. Just need to choose your entrée. Fresh & tasty oysters - all you can eat. Get a pot of Jasmine Tea with honey towards the end of the meal for refreshment. $58 per person including non-alcoholic drinks. Watermelon Juice was great. Can add free flowing mimosas with an additional $19.

Crab, Cocktail Shrimp, Oysters, & Gazpacho

Entrée: Pan Seared Diver Sea Scallops
artichoke, tomato thyme broth and black olives

Crab, Cocktail Shrimp, Salmon, Sushi, & Tofu

Chinese Dim Sum

Sushi, Grilled Veggies, and Somen Salad


BBQ Pork & Filet Mignon

Tomato w/ Mozzarella Cheese & Pesto

Tofu Appetizer

Entrée: Makhani
choice of murgh makhani or cottage cheese curry with lentil, garlic naan, & traditional accompaniments

Dessert from the Buffet

Assorted Fruits from the Buffet

Watermelon Juice

Refreshing Jasmine Tea

MOzen Bistro
Mandarin Oriental
3752 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89158
(888) 881-9367

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Raku@Las Vegas ★★★

Top Quality Izakaya in Vegas. Never miss that. Anything Negitoro/ Uni/ Foie Gras is good. Reservation required. Free parking in lot. Opens late.

Negitoro $18 (Specials)

Poached Egg with Sea Urchin & Salmon Roe $9

Ken2 Salad $12
arugula salad with chicken breast, pine nuts, grilled corn, sun-dried tomato, chicken skin, and wakame salad

Steamed Foie Gras Chawanmushi (Egg Custard) $10

Sorbet Water Melon $5

5030 Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 367-3511

Japanese Cuisine by Omae@Las Vegas ★★★

Exquisite Japanese Lunch by Michelin Star Chef, Takeshi Omae. 3-course meal for only $20, comes with drinks too. Only doing lunch for soft-opening. Opening for dinner starting Sept 3 for $100 dinner. Spacious seating. Make reservation. Free parking in lot.

Appetizer: Vegetable Terrine & Marinated Chicken
ten kinds of vegetable terrine jellied with soy sauce flavor, fish broth, marinated chicken

Assorted Tempura Served over A Bowl of Rice
shrimp, lotus root, snow pea, pumpkin, oyster mushroom, scallop

Tonkotsu Ramen Noodle Soup Wok Charred

Green Tea Tiramisu



Pay with iPad

Picture with Michelin star chef, Takeshi Omae


Japanese Cuisine By Omae
3650 S Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 966-8080

Friday, August 15, 2014

Firefly on Paradise@Las Vegas ★★★

Tapas@Vegas Using Groupon Deal. Awesome Sangria and great food. Scallop "Escargots" are super great. Valet in front and free parking in lot. Opens late.

Ceviche of  Shrimp $9.50
tiger shrimp, lime, tomato, red onion, avocado, cilantro, crispy corn tortilla

Steamed Mussels $9.50
steamed in white wine with heirloom tomato, garlic, herb butter w/ parmesan crostini

Scallop "Escargots" $10
scallops baked in garlic-herb butter

Lamb Chops $10.50
2 chops, red wine reduction, sautéed lentils and julienne vegetables

Red Sangria $28 (pitcher)
made from wine, fresh fruit, and brandy, marinated at least 3 days for maximum enjoyment

Red Sangria $7
made from wine, fresh fruit, and brandy, marinated at least 3 days for maximum enjoyment

Firefly on Paradise
3824 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 369-3971

Class 302@Rowland Heights ★★★

Cozy Taiwanese Food with Shaved Snow. Shaved snow is a must-try. It is like shaved ice cream. Just fluffy and heavenly. Class 302 is one of the few places that has this. Loved the Golden Mushroom too.

Golden Mango Mochi Shaved Snow $7.95
mango, mochi, milk pudding, condensed milk, mango snow

Golden Mushroom $4.25

Veggies that comes with Bento Box

Taiwanese Braised Pork Chop Bento Box $8.25

Class 302
1015 S Nogales St
Ste 125
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
(626) 965-5809