7 Apr

BLD is one of my favorite spots to go to for Brunch!! There Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes are amazingly delicious!!! This is one of the best pancakes you’ll ever have. Definitely a must!!

Eggs Benedict!! It comes with a side of chorizo potatoes which are so flavorful & delicious. Very satisfying.

This smoked chicken sandwich with bacon was a special so it was my first time trying it. It tasted pretty good but the bread was a bit too hard. Probably wouldn’t order it again.

Brioche French Toast stuffed with peanut butter & topped with bananas & whipped cream. So good!!

Snap Pea frittata omelette with squash, & mushrooms. Very delicious.



Noodle Shop at The Mandalay Bay!!

23 Jan

This restaurant located at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas is a great place to go for some quick Asian food!! The ambiance isn’t anything too fancy but service is quick and the food also pretty tasty at a reasonable price. Went back a few times on my last visit to Vegas.

Sweet & Sour soup!! I love this soup but a lot of restaurants serve it too salty but it was perfectly seasoned!!

Beef Chow fun is one of my favorite dishes to order. This one did not disappoint. 😉
Vegetable spring rolls. Perfectly crisp & very yummy.

Beef tenderloin with oyster sauce & asparagus!! The beef is so tender & delicious. A must try!!

Lobster tail in there special chilli sauce. It was so good I went back the next day for more. 😉

Beef short ribs with egg plant in black bean sauce. A bit salty for my taste but still not bad.

Tom Yum Thai noodle soup. The soup tasted pretty good but the noodles were a bit undercooked.

Dim Sum Sampler. Not the best dim sum I’ve tasted.

Pho with rare beef. It really hit the spot.


Lemon Grass

16 Sep

Located in Las Vegas at the Aria Hotel Lemon Grass is one of my favorite restaurants to visit when I’m in Vegas. Very reasonably priced for delicious Thai/Chinese food with great ambiance & excellent service. A must try!! 😉
I highly recommend this Panang Curry. The lychee adds a kick of sweetness to the sauce and the flavors go very well together.

Young chow fried rice!! This dish never fails to disappoint. The gravy sauce goes really well with all the other ingredients in this dish.

Seafood drunken noodle. If you like your food a little spicy you will love this dish. I usually order the pad-see-ew but wanted to try something different and I was not disappointed. So good!!!

Fried bananas with vanilla ice cream!! Excellent!!

Coconut sticky rice with mangos. I loved everything about this dessert. The mangos went so well with the sticky rice. Not overly sweet and I loved the texture of the sticky rice. Yummy!!



Corner Place Restaurant!!

12 Aug

This restaurant is located in Los Angeles and is most popular & known for their cold noodles!! They also offer a variety of meats that you can cook at your own table. I have been going to this restaurant for over 2 decades now and it never gets old. Absolutely in love with the cold noodles. A must try!!
Side dishes!!

Cold noodles!! This refreshing & tasty noodles always have me coming back for more. 😉

Scallions in sesame oil dressing. Goes perfectly with the meat!!

Pork!! My all time favorite. With garlic & jalepeno. Delicious!!



Haru Sushi Cafe!!

27 Jul

This restaurant located in Los Angeles is a cozy and comfortable space. They offer great service and very fresh sushi amongst other delicious dishes at a pretty reasonable price.
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Pumpkin cooked to perfection in special sweet sauce. So good!!

Chirashi bowl! Super fresh & so tasty. 😉

Cod dinner bento box!! The fish melts in your mouth. Comes with house salad, miso soup, choice of 4 different types of rolls & side dishes. Super yummy!!

Sushi platter!!



Stripsteak at the Mandalay Bay!!

19 Jul

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Burrata with tomatoes!!

Foie gras sliders!! 😉

Onion rings. Lightly battered, cooked to perfection!! One of the best onion rings I’ve had. Yummy!!

18oz. Ribeye steak!! So tender & tasty!!



Dr. Robbin Restaurant!!

9 Jul

This restaurant located in Los Angeles specializes in foods with no added MSG, no sugar, no butter and less oil in which I was interested in trying. When I first passed by this restaurant I thought it was a skin care shop of some sort but surprisingly the space inside is very clean and comfortable. There menu includes mostly classic salads, pizzas, pastas, & soup!! They also have a dessert menu which I have yet to try. My favorite dish was the Pumpkin soup which was super tasty!! Made with whole pumpkin it’s so unique. 😉

Chicken protein salad!! Very fresh and the dressing was great.
Chicken teriyaki salad!!

Pumpkin soup!! I absolutely loved it.

Veggie pizza!! The thin crust is great for those of you that are watching your carb intake.

Seafood dukbokki!! Korean spicy rice cake dish. It was pretty tasty. 😉



A-Won!! Rating from 1-10. Ambiance-5, Service-7, Price point-7, Food quality-8.

27 Jun

This restaurant located in Los Angeles in the heart of Korea-town is one of my favorite places to go for some fresh sushi and their excellent Hwe Dup Bap which is rice mixed with Sashimi in a special spicy sauce called cho-gochujang!!
Side dishes!! 😉
Sushi platter!! Fresh & delicious.

Fish eggs rice!! I know it might not sound that appetizing for some of you that haven’t tried this dish but it’s absolutely mouthwatering.

Saved the best for last!! My favorite dish Hwe-Dup-Bap. Those of you who love Sashimi will really enjoy this dish. 😉

Donkatsu bento box!! Delish!!



Asia De Cuba!! Rating 1-10. Ambiance-8.5, Service-8, Price point-8.5, Food quality-7. Valet parking for $14 with validation!! Pretty pricey but that’s pretty common for this area.

21 Jun

This restaurant is located in Hollywood inside the Mondrian Hotel. Elegant atmosphere with great views. The last time I dined here was about a year ago and I noticed that they downsized their portions. They are known for their calamari salad but honestly I was a bit disappointment with this dish. It tasted better before from what I remember and it’s only about half the size. They also took the plantains off their menu which I thought was odd being that this is a Cuban restaurant. The Rib Eye was probably my favorite dish. Cooked to perfection. It was quite delicious. 😉
Started off the night with a mojito which was excellent!!
Crispy Calamari salad with chayote, hearts of palms, cashews, bananas & radicchio tossed in a sesame orange dressing! Sounds better than it tastes!! 😦

Pan Seared Sea Scallops cooked to perfection!! The sauce was amazing too. It was one of my favorite dishes. 😉

Cuban BBQ chicken with Thai coconut sticky rice & avocado cilantro fruit salsa in tamarind sauce. The sticky rice was super tasty.

Crab Croquetas jicama, mango and mirin infused slaw, roasted red pepper remoulade!!

Coconut Chilean Sea Bass with jumbo lump crab and corn flan, chimichurri verduras.

Cuban Coffee Crusted Rib Eye mandarin orange and gingered sherry butter, yuca mojo fries!! This dish was amazing. The flavors were absolutely mouthwatering. 😉

Sweet donuts rolled in cinnamon sugar with toffee sauce. I was so excited when this dessert came out but it was quite doughy inside and wasn’t what I expected. 😦

Carrot cake a la mode. One of the best tasting carrot cakes ever. Magical!!

Celebrated my girlfriends birthday!! Cheers!! 😉



Cafe Concerto!!

14 Jun

Located in Los Angeles in the heart of Korea town this place is a real gem. This cafe offers great ambiance, great food and great service!! The decor is beautifully done. They offer a great tapas menu & their pizzas and pastas are excellent. The prices are a bit higher than some of the cafe’s in Korea town but well worth the money for the quality of the food & desserts. They also offer a full bar with a nice selection of wine and desserts such as macaroons, tarts, & cupcakes. Their freshly made cupcakes & macaroons are by far my favorite. You must try their Mocha and Red velvet cupcakes along with the milk & jasmine macaroons. 😉
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Asparagus soup!!

Squid Ink Margherita Pizza!!

Squid Ink Gorgonzola Pizza!!

Squid Ink Mushroom & Ham Pizza!!

Mussel Aglio Olio Pasta!!

Broccoli & Tomato Spaghetti!!