Saturday, October 13, 2012

California Roll Factory@Santa Monica ★★

For Sushi Roll Lovers: 100+ Rolls to Choose from. Have you ever been to a restaurant with overwhelming number of menu items you want to try, but you always ended up picking the same items due to your craving? California Roll Factory is one of them. I always want to try other menu items but ended up picking my favorite Unification & Picasso Rolls. The Unification is heavenly. I will try my best to order different menu items next time...

Unification $13.50
Sea Urchin, Asparagus, Smelt Egg

Picasso Roll $8.50
Crab, Shrimp, Avocado, Smelt Egg, Soy Bean Paper, Eel Sauce

Soft Shell Crab Roll (aka Spider Roll) $7.00
Soft Shell Crab Tempura, Avocado, Cucumber, Smelt Egg

Luck Cheng (aka Kinta) $7.50
Crispy Seaweed, Avocado, Cucumber, Crab, Eel Sauce

California Roll Factory
11629 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 996-2366

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Kabuto@Las Vegas ★★★

Authentic Omakase Sushi. Next thing closest to Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Fresh fish imported from all over Japan, even the rare ones. Please make reservation. You can also reserve specific kinds of fish you want, eg. Uni and Amaebi. Since they have limited quantity (fresh), their fish runs out pretty fast. Omakase Course is $80 per person.

Uni Sushi $12

Asahi Draft Beer $6

Sashimi Palette


Maguro & Ika w/ Japanese Cucumber & Seaweed, Wasabi on Top

Fatty Tuna, Blue Fin Tuna, Gold Spotted Trevally, Baby Amber Jack

Kobe beef w/ Daikon Sauce, Blue cab w/ Glass Noodle & Cucumber in Ponzu Sauce, Grilled Trout in Sesame Sauce

Blue cab w/ Glass Noodle & Cucumber in Ponzu Sauce

Baby Amber Jack

Blue Fin Tuna

O Toro

Toro on Rice

Sweet Shrimp from Santa Barbara $10


Anago $5



Miso Mushroom Soup

Miso Fish Soup

Almond Tofu


5040 Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 676-1044

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Village Idiot@Melrose ★★★

Nice Breakfast.

Full English Breakfast $13
eggs & heinz beans on toast, rasher & banger, roasted tomato, mushrooms

Chopped Salad $15
kale, little gems, cucumbers, chickpeas, feta, mint, chicken, poached egg

The Village Idiot
7383 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-3331

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sanukiseimen Mugimaru@Costa Mesa ★★

Cheap Meals@Mitsuwa Marketplace Food Court. Hokkaido Fair at Mitsuwa is seasonal.

Onsen Tamago Bukkake Udon $4.75

Japanese Eggplant Tempura $1.30
Shrimp Tempura $1.50
Squid Tempura $1.30

Hokkaido Milk Ice Cream@Mitsuwa Hokkaido Fair

Hokkaido Crab@Mitsuwa Hokkaido Fair

Sanukiseimen Mugimaru / Mitsuwa Marketplace
665 Paularino Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 557-6699

Friday, August 24, 2012

Tea Lounge@Las Vegas ★★★

Nice High Tea@Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas. Great Vegas Strip view. $36 per person, includes tea.

Smoked Salmon & Cucumber with Watercress Spread
Egg Salad & Chives on Brioche
Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich

Signature Scones
with Imported Devonshire clotted cream and Chef Gianni's house made marmalade & jams

Chef's Selection of Assorted Tea Pastries

Tea inside a Heated Tea Pot

Honey for Tea

Kiwi Fizz $16

Raspberry Tart with Gold Leaf

Chocolate with Silver Leaf

Chocolate Dipped Cookies with Pecans

Vegas Strip View from Restaurant

Vegas Strip View from Restaurant

Oriental Decor

Mandarin Oriental Tea Lounge
3752 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89158
(702) 590-8888