Friday, December 30, 2016

Curry Pot - Halal and midnight food option in Las Vegas

Las Vegas can be considered as a city which never sleep. However, there are not many restaurant which open at midnight. I was hungry on one of the night and was walking around The Strip to find the best food option. I found the options that I have are either fast food or Indian food. I tried the Indian food stall in Venetian resort food court. The price were reasonable and if you are Muslim, their food is Halal as well. The downside is probably the waiting time. It takes almost 15 minutes for my meal to be ready.

Taste:8/10(Good. Their vegetable biryani although it was good but its too spicy for me. The curry is fragrant and taste of saffron. This makes me think back of curry that I had in London which taste was so delicious. They put a lot of spices into their curry which makes it tasty. The dish comes with raita which taste great).
Price:6/10(Moderate. Ordered vegetable biryani at USD9.00. Portion were big with plenty of rice).

Vegetable biryani with raita (a cold yogurt condiment). This meal contains mixed vegetables, basmati rice, yogurt, onion, saffron and herbs/spices.

The stall is in the Venetian resort food court.

Nicely prepared.

Taste good but too spicy.

Halal option available. This place good for midnight supper and reasonable price.

GPS/Coordinate: 36.121886, -115.169696
Address: 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd, Food Court-Hotel Venetian, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
Opening hours: 24 hours.

2-course lunch meal at Trevi @ Caesar Palace, Las Vegas, USA

This place is for you if you like to watch people as it located just beside fountain in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Food is average but service is good. Tried this restaurant as I attracted to their 2-course meal set which is rather reasonable for Las Vegas Strip.

Taste:7/10(Moderate. Their signature dish frutti di Mare although with good ingredients but taste rather bland. The Trevi salad is too sourish and chicken parmigiana is good. Pizza is quite normal).
Price:5/10(Near expensive. 2-course lunch meal at USD20.00. Linguine al frutti di Mare at USD30.00).

Chicken parmigiana - Romano breaded and sauteed, served with linguine marinara.

Trevi salad - Italian home style chopped salad with mixed greens, tomatoes, mozzarella, celery, cucumber, hearts of palm and vinaigrette.

Delicious bread with garlic dip.

Margherita pizza - Roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil.

Caesar Salad - Romaine, Parmesan, croutons and dressing.

Their signature dish of Linguine al frutti di Mare - lobster, shrimp, scallops, mussels, tomatoes, scallions in seafood cream sauce.

Caesars Palace fountain.

Trevi restaurant.

2-course meal menu.

GPS/Coordinate: 36.119001, -115.175796
Address: The Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Opening hours: Daily 11.00am to 11.00pm.

Dining with Bellagio fountains view @ Mon Ami Gabi, Las Vegas, USA

This is my first meal in Las Vegas after long flight from Seoul. Since I am staying just beside the Bellagio resort, there are plenty of opportunity for photography and food hunting. Mon Ami Gabi provides both good food and outside tables that overlook the Las Vegas Strip. They are proud to be known as charming French bistro highlighting classics such as steak frites & onion soup, plus patio dining. They are famous for their steak dish. Do request to sit outside if there is seat available as you get to enjoy the Bellagio fountains while dining.

Taste:8/10(Good. Flavourful steak and good salmon salad. Their fries were good).
Price:3/10(Expensive. Filet mignon merlot steak at USD38.95, wine at USD9.00 and salmon, spinach and baby kale salad at USD20.95. Exclude tax and tipping)

Filet mignon merlot steak frites. Cooked with butter and red wine reduction. Flavourful steak.

French bistro style type of environment.

Salmon, spinach and baby kale salad. Serve with avocado, blueberries, walnuts and citrus vinaigrette.

The steak looks small but its thick.

Red wine for pairing with the steak.

Carrot salad as starter.

French baguette bread.

Entrance to the restaurant.

If you sit at patio, you get to enjoy this view of Bellagio fountains while enjoying your meal.

GPS/Coordinate: 36.112816, -115.172407
Address: Paris Las Vegas, 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
Opening hours: Daily 7.00am to 11.00pm.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Delicious wantan noodles @ Tek Kee Noodles house, Subang Jaya

Tek Kee noodles house located in SS18 in Subang Jaya is one of my favourite dinner place if I were hungry as their portion is slightly larger. Other than noodles they also have chicken rice, roasted duck and roasted pork rice. Their herbal noodles with roasted duck were good as well.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. Do order their wantan noodles dishes. They are good at noodles. Their noodles were springy with a slight peppery sauce. Thumb up on their roast pork as it's crispy and good).
Price:6/10(Moderate. The price is reasonable as their portion is slightly bigger and do come here if you are really hungry. Roasted pork and steam chicken noodles at MYR9.00, beef noodles at MYR9.50 and herbal noodles with roasted duck at MYR10.50).

Steam chicken and roasted pork noodles. Their grated ginger is awesome.

Springy wan tan noodles. Tasty and among the best noodles.

Combination of crispy roasted pork and steamed chicken.

Beef brisket noodles. Plenty of beef.

Beef noodles with clear soup.

Herbal noodles with roasted duck.

GPS/Coordinate: 3.072678, 101.585384
Address: 7, Jalan SS 18/1b, Ss 18, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Hong Kong Food Culture @ Lowyat Plaza, Kuala Lumpur

Hong Kong Food Culture located at lower ground floor of Lowyat Plaza serve reasonable priced Hong Kong style food in the city centre. Its tough to find authentic Hong Kong style food in Kuala Lumpur. This restaurant could be closest to what you can get in Hong Kong. The restaurant is quite old. If I not mistaken that they have been operating there for more than 10 years. So don't expect fancy kind of environment in the restaurant. The interior really looks like those char chan teng in those Hong Kong drama.

Taste:8/10(Good. I ordered their dinner set of hor yip fan - lotus leaf glutinous rice with pork and other good condiments. I didn't expect much but the meal turn out to be good. The glutinous rice contains a lot of ingredients such as chinese sausage, dried prawn, scallop, salted egg, lard and mushroom. The dinner set come with a plate of simple but good boiled spinach with fermented bean curd and a cup of herbal tea. Ordered their beef meat noodles which is good as well. Their roasted duck breast rice has a dense meat which is suitable for big eater and meat is tender. Good portion).
Price:6/10(Moderate. Price are quite reasonable especially in Bukit Bintang area with their dinner set cost MYR16.80, rice with roasted duck breast at MYR10.50, sliced beef noodles in soup at MYR10.50 and milk curd with ginger at MYR7.70).

Lotus leaf glutinous rice.

Quite tasty meal with good ingredients.

Sliced beef noodles in soup.

Lotus leaf glutinous rice.

Boiled spinach with fermented bean curd.

Herbal tea.

Dinner set of lotus leaf glutinous rice.

Roasted duck breast rice.

Environment in the restaurant.

Before leaving have milk curd with ginger as dessert.

GPS/Coordinate: 3.143878, 101.710124
Address: LG-18 Plaza Low Yat, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: Daily 11.00am to 10.00pm.