Heart Attack Paradise

lindo michoacan - chorizo sopito lindo michoacan - queso fundido lindo michoacan - lindo flameado Shuseki - Oh My God Roll

I’m not a connoisseur of Mexican food simply because I like it all – Lindo Michoacan, Taco Bell, Del Taco, Latino mom’s cooking, downtown LA on MLK mexican… it’s all good to me. BUT BUT BUT – I do love heart-attack-waiting-to-happen food (when it’s meant to be greasy that is) like twice baked potatoes with all the bacon, sour cream and melty cheese in the world, gordon biersch garlic fries, big fatty fat gourmet burger from islands. Ya get it? fatty fat fat. fat! Well, here i introduce….

Lindo Michoacan
(702) 838-9990
10082 W Flamingo
Las Vegas NV 89147

Take this CHORIZO SOPITO in all it’s greasy-porkiness-deep-fried-dough glory
lindo michoacan - chorizo sopito

and COMBINE it with

this wonderfully gooey cheesy QUESO FUNDIDO! (dare i say better than frank & fina’s?)
lindo michoacan - queso fundido

= this girl dies happy. right after i eat this – Lindo Flameado. coconutty deep fried covering – chewy. crunchy. cold. yummy.

lindo michoacan - lindo flameado

deep fried icecream…… yes, frieeedddddd…..

SIDE NOTE: shuseki wins with another one!!! This is an OMG roll composed of tempura shrimp and avocado on the inside, and tuna, deep fried crispy onions on the outside, topped with a tangy spicy sauce. now. can you picture that in your mouth? mmmmmmmmmmmmm…..

Shuseki - Oh My God Roll

Noodle fiend finds a good noodle

[update 05.29.2010]
So, Shuseki has somehow become a monthly if not weekly meal. Why? I’m not too sure why. Service is often slow even when it’s not crowded. Food is just average. There is good parking. It’s often NOT crowded like Ichiza down the street. So, I think it’s the convenience and it’s become comfortable.

[update 06.24.2009]
I agree that Shuseki is a good option if Ichiza is too crowded. Though I am only basing this on 3 trips and having only tried the tempura udon noodles, chicken katsu curry and the OMG roll, I was very satisfied with the eating experience. The food is decent, and the staff is nice enough.

1. Udon noodles – 1. Perfectly cooked noodle texture on a late night snack cravings around 1030 pm. 2. Slightly overcooked on a lunch meal around 3 pm on another day. Overall. The tempurature of the soup was so super hot that I burned myself the first time I ate it. That’s how noodle soups should be! I like it!
2. Chicken katsu curry – Can’t really go too wrong with Japanese curry, right? hmmmm.. went back and it actually be subpar
3. OMG sushi roll – Inside was tempura shrimp with avocado. Outside was a layer of tuna sashimi, deep fried onions (yes! fried!) and a drizzle of some tangy sauce. nom nom nom….
4. gyoza is juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside
5. Omellete rice is decent but could be better
6. beef tongue has potential
7. deep fried squid is a winner
8. their honey toast has a more syrupy taste, but it’s not a bad trade off compared to ichiza. some of my friends do not like the more syrupy taste.

p.s. Raku is just in a class of it’s own. No comparison…

Dim Sum madness…

I don’t know about you guys, but going to dim sum, I always tend to have my heart set on a few items, especially the yummy not too sweet dim sum desserts at the end. Mmmmm…. Gai mei bao (baked bun filled with lotus paste)… mmmm…. dan tat (I can never say no to the buttery flakiness of the crust and the heavenly golden and warm sweet center)……Also, why am I always starving when I go to dim sum? It’s probably from either a long night of partying or the wait for a table was so long because everyone and their great grandmother is there at this one dim sum place because it’s supposed to be the best ever and the dim sum carts full of steaming deliciousness are rolling past you over and over again tormenting your mind, teasing your stomach, and making your mouth drool profusely!!!!! *hoo hoo heeeeeeee hooo hooo heeeeeee ok ok… breathe Michelle. Breathe. And, as I feel my light dimming, yip! Finally, the big family of 15 finally leaves and the hostess can finally get that other big family of 13 in. We’re next on the list!

Seated. Dilemma… what do I eat first? Then the hunger just kicks in and I order everything from one cart in one shabang – (Cantonese to the Cantonese cart lady) leung long siu mai, leung long ha gow, yut long luo mai gai, phuong jao, cheung fun, ngau yuk yun, etc… this might be a little overboard, but who cares?! The tummy is hungry! Rawr! Devour devour devour… nom nom nom. Ok, the crazed moment is passed.

The beast of hunger is tamed. Now, thinking thoughtfully, what I can leisurely eat now? Ooh, those deep fried cart is passing by. *drooling… the grease… gimme the greaseeee. Ooh ooh, next cart! Can’t forget the steamed cha siu bao. Two of those, please.

All the salty foods are eaten up and everyone is feeling super full and I’m contemplating whether it’d be okay to unbutton my pants. Oh wait. What iz dis left on the table? The freshly baked desserts!! How could I forget about them!? Oh why o why did I not leave room for this?!!! No. I came here for the dessert. I WILL have dessert. Down goes the egg tart. Oh the flaky goodness…the warm sweetness of the gooey center… This is what dreams are made of.

Anyone else have this dim sum experience everytime they go? Or is it just me and my fat girl cravings? ^_^*

shrimp encrusted with toasted sesame ji wei bao siu mai

Ping Pang Pong
Gold Coast Hotel & Casino, Hong Kong Style Chinese Food
Las Vegas, NV

Update 03.08.2010
Zhu Fan Tong = literally bamboo, rice, tube/container
This is something I’ve never had before at dim sum. It consists of a bamboo container with steamed rice. The version that we ordered was with the chicken and mushroom variety. Think of the comfort and nostalgic feelings you get from eating either from clay pot rice or a sticky chicken rice wrapped in a banana leaf (luo mi ji/luo mai gai). This Zhu Fan Tong/Jook Fan Tong was the same level of comfort and tastiness. Fluffy rice, steamed tender free range chicken and tender shitake mushrooms with a light soy sauce.

Zhu Fan Tong - two of them! by cravingsofafatgirl Zhu Fan TOng by cravingsofafatgirl Zhu Fan Tong - the inside by cravingsofafatgirl

dis girl ruvs japanese fooood

man o man… i ate a lot of japanese food this week, but i like it! not complaining.

i totally forgot about my fave hole in the wall ramen place, Yokohama kaigenro. feels like a mom pop type of japanese restaurant. has a lot of the same items as Ichiza would but more homely feel. still delish! already concluded that the ramen is decent enough for a fix here through past visits. but i’d like to highlight the butter corn and kinako warabimochi red bean a la mode during this last visit. (note: i do not recommend getting the tororo bukkake… the soba was cooked right but somehow the gooey topping on top was not fun to eat at all… minus points on that texture experience)

(702) 732-1296
4503 Paradise Road
Las Vegas NV 89109

1. butter corn? need i say more? buttery goodness and crunchy corn…. mmmmmm. do you see the butter?!!! i do!
2. kinako warabimochi red bean a la mode – the dessert was composed of mochi covered with kinako and red bean and a scoop of yummy vanilla icecream

dessert butter corn

Now, a new strip mall gem… but then i guess everything in vegas is either in a strip mall or the casino. not going to get some nice beach view anytime soon unless california breaks off… hahaha

(?? Sayako Kita) Naked Fish’s Sushi and Grill
(702) 228-8856
3945 S Durango Dr, Suite A6
Las Vegas NV 89147

1. soft shell crab salad – holy crap! they gave a lot of soft shell crab!!
2. GTR roll (left in roll picture)- jalapeno slice on top with shrimp tempura and tuna. spicy, tangy, crunchy = two thumbs up!
3. Ultimate Naked Fish (right in roll picture) – spicy tuna, shrimp, avocado on top of a california roll + tempura shrimp. this spicy with sriracha and definitely a weener!
4. fo sizzle my nizzle – you can’t say no to a roll with this name! deep fried jalepeno tempura filled with a bit of cream cheese and some sort of fish spicy goodness. nice crunch to it… just that it had that sweet teriyaki sauce that many other rolls share in common. but the spiciness was bomb diggity!

soft shell crab salad sushi rolls fo sizzle my nizzle