Sunday, April 17, 2016

Food & Wine Festival@Disney California Adventure ★★★

Week 2@Food & Wine Festival. Good Food and Fun at Festival Marketplaces. A taste of California culinary. I like the Pork Belly Taco and the Wagyu Beef. A lot of the food was pre-made to solve the long line problem on the first week - pro: food comes out super quick; con: cold food that has been out for a long time.

Pork Belly Taco $6.50 & Chilled Ahi Pole $7 (from LAstyle)

Fried Shrimp Soft Taco $6.50 (from ¡Viva Fresca!)
picked red onion & jalapeño, queso fresco, avocado-lime créma
suggested paring: tecate michelada

Chilled Shrimp & Snow Crab Cocktail $7.50 (from By the Bay)
suggested paring: zocker, grüner veltliner, edna valley

Chilled Ahi Pole $7 (from LAstyle)
avocado créme, wakame salad, sesame tuile
suggested paring: tangent, grenache blanc, edna valley

Pork Belly Taco $6.50 (from LAstyle)
pickled vegetables
suggested paring: mellowed vineyards, syrah, el dorado country

Zinfandel-Braised Wagyu Beef $8 (from Wine Country)
creamy polenta & spring pea puree
suggested paring: black pearl vineyards, red wine blend, pro, paarl, south africa

Kitá Wines Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley $6 (from The Vineyard)
3oz tasting

Anaheim Chile & Roasted Cauliflower Burrito $5.50 (from ¡Viva Fresca!)
picked red onion & jalapeño, queso fresco, avocado-lime créma
suggested paring: tecate michelada

Anaheim Chile & Roasted Cauliflower Burrito $5.50 (from ¡Viva Fresca!)
picked red onion & jalapeño, queso fresco, avocado-lime créma
suggested paring: tecate michelada

Chilled Shrimp & Snow Crab Cocktail $7.50 (from By the Bay)
suggested paring: zocker, grüner veltliner, edna valley

Stretch's Live Cooking Demo: Mohawk Chop Vertical Stuffed Pork Chops
with a green granny smith apple & gouda stuffing

Stretch's Live Cooking Demo: Mohawk Chop Vertical Stuffed Pork Chops
with a green granny smith apple & gouda stuffing

Week 1 & Week 2 Free Buttons for Annual Pass Holders

Disney California Adventure
Food & Wine Festival
April 1 - May 1, 2016
https://disneyland.disney.go.com/dining/disney-california-adventure/food-and-wine-festival-marketplaces/

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Beverage Seminar@Disney California Adventure

Sparkling Around the World - Champagne, Cava, Proseco. My favorite was Fairy Tale Celebration Cuvée 2013 (Disney exclusive) & Rosa Regale Sparkling Red. Fairy Tale was sweet and smooth, and Rosa Regale had a sweet wood flavor. $15 per person.

Lanson Champagne 1760 Depuis Black Label Brut, FairyTale Celebration Cuvée 2013, Rosa Regale Sparkling Red Banfi

Lanson Champagne 1760 Depuis Black Label Brut, FairyTale Celebration Cuvée 2013, Rosa Regale Sparkling Red Banfi

Presenter from Steakhouse 55

Presenter from Carthay Circle

Food & Wine Festival Annual Passholder Special $39 for 6 Food Items
Special Commemorative KeychainGift Card Also available with minimum $15

Disney California Adventure
Food & Wine Festival
April 1 - May 1, 2016
https://disneyland.disney.go.com/dining/disney-california-adventure/food-and-wine-festival-beverage-seminars/

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Cheng Can Cook: Stir-Fry Vermicelli Noodles ★★★

Exploring with Vermicelli. Vermicelli Noodles (粉絲) has been one of my favorites. Not a lot of places serve them as main course noodles, so I decided to give it a try to make it the way I wanted it. It turned out surprisingly good. Recipe of my invention on bottom.


Recipe:
Ingredients:
Vermicelli Noodles (Lungkow brand), 4 small packs
Pork, Sliced in 1 inch lengthwise (can be replaced by any meat or even sausage)
Fish Cake
Mushroom, Sliced
Napa Cabbage, Sliced
Bean Sprouts, about 2 cups
1/3 Onion, Sliced
Cloves of Garlic, Minced
Spring Onion, Chopped
Cilantro, Chipped
Oil
Chicken Broth (optional)
Oyster Sauce
Soy Sauce
Sesame Oil
Chili Sauce or Oil
Sesame Seeds (optional)

1. Soak dry Vermicelli Noodles in room temperature water for 5-10 minutes while preparing and chopped ingredients. Boil water and cook Vermicelli Noodles for 2 minutes. Set aside.
2. Heat up 1-2 tablespoons of oil in large frying pan. Cook garlic and onion until onion turns color.
3. Add in pork. Cook till the pink starts changing color. Add in Napa and Bean Sprouts and cook for a while. Add in Mushroom and Fish Cake.
4. Add in Vermicelli Noodles. Season with Oyster Sauce, Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, and Chili Oil. (Chicken Broth optional) Finally, add cilantro and spring onion. Ready to serve. Sprinkle Sesame Seeds to garnish (optional).

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sushi Takashi@Las Vegas

Fun 10-12 Courses Japanese Dinner in Las Vegas. $29.95 for 10 Course Sushi Dinner and $39.95 for 12 Course Sushi Dinner. Food quality is ok. The deal is pretty good, but the service was really slow. They only have 2 waiters to serve the whole restaurant, and sometimes they got frustrated and forgot something. The dinner itself took 3 hours.

Oyster

Garlic Edamame

Peperoncino Edamame

Yellowtail Carpaccio

Scallop Carpaccio

Tofu Salad w/ Grilled Shrimp

Soba Salad

4 Piece Nigiri

Agashi Tofu

Grilled Asparagus

Deep-Fried Salmon

Tempura

Tempura LoouooLL Roll (half)
shrimp tempura, imitation crab, chopped, scallop, topped w/ avocado, tempura crumb, eel sauce & yum yum sauce

Blue Diamond Roll (half)
salmon, cucumber, kaiware, super white tuna, wrapped w/ halibut, topped w/ masago, green onion, garlic ponzu




Chicken Teriyaki

Salmon Teriyaki

Sukiyaki

Creamy Corn Soup

Green Tea Ice Cream

Shaved Ice

Sushi Takashi
5300 W Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 749-7477
sushitakashi.com

Inaba@Las Vegas ★★★

Quality Economic Japanese Lunch in Las Vegas. $10 for a beef rice bowl, noodles, and salad. Abundant of food with great quality.

Tanuki Soba from Combination A
cold noodles with seaweed and tempura flakes

Combination A Mini Gyu Don $10

Combination A Mini Gyu Don $10

Tanuki Soba w/ Tororo add on

Miso Eggplant $5

Inaba Restaurant
3210 S Decatur Blvd
Ste 104
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 220-6060

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Japaneiro Asian Infusion@Las Vegas ★★

Chef from Nobu. Nice decent food. Great for late night Happy Hour. Special: Free Bone Marrow with purchase of select bottle of wine.

Salmon Taco (Happy Hour) $1.50
wasabi aioli, red onion, jalapeno salsa

Salmon Lotus Chip (Happy Hour) $4.50

Beef Kushi (Happy Hour) $2.50

Black Cod Butter Lettuce Wrap (Happy Hour) $4.50 2 pieces

Shigoku Uni w/ Foie Gras $10

Truffle Bone Marrow $22

b $36/bottle ($9.50/glass)
an effusive bouquet of lemon zest, broiche & white sage

Japaneiro Special Fried Rice $6

Tuna Taco, Beef Taco (Happy Hour) $1.50 each
wasabi aioli, red onion, jalapeno salsa

Banana Harumaki w/ Hoji $10

Japaneiro Asian Infusion
7315 W Warm Springs Rd
Ste 170
Las Vegas, NV 89113
(702) 260-8668