Thursday, July 30, 2009

Daikokuya - Monterey Park

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Daikokuya is seriously a staple. I'm not a ramen/soup noodle eater because I feel like the noodles never ever end. I wish ramen came in little bowls with lots of chasu pork and egg. :) When the Daikokua opened in Monterey Park, I fell in love with the shredded pork bowl. I prefer Little Tokyo's ramen but Monterey Park's shredded pork bowl.

Salad & Soup(the soup is missing)
Pork Cutlet bowl
Shredded pork bowl - This is soooo good, I can not even explain it. The pieces of pork contain a bit of fat and it's so soft that it just melts in your mouth. The sauce they use is so delish although sometimes they add a bit too much sauce.

Ramen - it's yummy

My other fav. part is the egg!! gooey Delicious

111 N Atlantic Blvd #241
Monterey Park CA 91754

Saturday, July 25, 2009

pinkish hearts and stars

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Hearts with stars!!

kind of busy! It's been so hot lately...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Flower bouquet and Simply Pink

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I got the idea for this set off a pic from Nail Max The heart actually says Love on it but the flash doesn't show it clearly.

I think these were done for a customer that saw my pics off of yelp. :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

IBS(International Beauty Show) - Las Vegas

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Hello, over the next few days.. I'll hopefully have massive updates. Maybe one each day? I have so much stuff that hasn't been uploaded and I just want to post them all up!! So please continue to read my blog! Thanks~


I've been wanting to go to this convention since it's supposed to be the biggest one in the West Coast, but our schedule didn't mesh really well so I kind of just forgot about it. Especially thinking how J had to drive me there and back on the same day led me to shut my mouth... for awhile but 2 days before the convention I got super sad. I just really wanted to go and being a girl I just get jabbering about it and pouting.

J, being the best bf in the world surprised me by getting the day off and waking me up that morning. He persuaded me to go and we went!! In return he only asked that I treat him to a really good buffet! :) It was a win/win situation for meeee.. I seriously was a very happy girlfriend that day and so we went on our mini adventure.

Clouds are soothing and I love it when J and I take field trips. I love clouds, they make me happy.
My pass that cost $40. Next year I will plan early and buy early. Save $$$!!
temporary ugly sunglasses! Btw, did I ever tell you guys about how my sunglasses were stolen from me? I I dropped them during a movie and they fell underneath the people who were sitting in front of us. So I told J not to bother them and I was sure that I'd just be able to retrieve them once the movie was over. I guess the movie was really interesting or something because I didn't notice what was going on in front of me. After the movie my sunglasses were no where to be found. :( J even confronted the people sitting in front of us and they said they didn't see it. LIERRS!!!FUCK YOU!*haha have to get that out of my system after 1 year* How come bad things happen to people that don't do bad things? I don't liter, I return things when I find them, I let people cut me in line. I try to be a good person, I really do. Anyways that's my story and sometimes I find it unbelievable that I didn't just beat that girls asss! I'm mad at myself too because I lost it before my very own eyes!! Anyways..

the show was great and I had a lot of fun walking by myself. :( After the show I was seriously constipated. I think it was because of the long car ride or my shorts were too tight. We were going to go to the Wynn buffet but it was just too tiring. I just wanted to go home so we went to eat at Sushi Mon instead.

Although it is located in the residential area of Vegas, it's probably one of the better sushi places I've been too. Much better in price and quality compared to the Chinese owned Sushi places over here. The best part? It's all you can eat!!! I wish we ate more but my stomach was being an asshole so we didn't eat as much.

Hamachi was yummy!

For the sweet shrimp and uni, they only allow one order per person and since J doesn't like shrimp or uni.. I ate most of it. I made him eat the shrimp though.
They have two types of uni. The left ones are the best!! & the uni there is better then $10 uni you get over here!
creamy and rich!!

salmon skin- skip please..

I forgot to take pictures of the yellowtail collar. & some rolls we had. Hopefully pictures speak louder then words.

It's I believe $28.99 a person or $27.99. About $30 pp but it's so delicious. I was grumpy so I didn't take a picture of the menu but it caters to everyone! They have nigiris and like over 30 kinds of rolls. I wish I lived in Vegas sometimes, they have the best food! I also have to thank my sister for bringing me here previously.

Nail de dance was there.. I didn't buy as much stuff as I thought I would. I was just really nervous because they talk to you and I never know what to say. :( J didn't come in with me because the tickets were $40 each!!

Sushi Mon
9770 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89123

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Shin Sen Gumi Yakitori and Shabu Shabu - Monterey Park

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I remember going to Shin Sen Gumi when they first opened with my family, but at that time I wasn't really happy with their food. At the time I just didn't really understand why people liked yakitori and I hated it. Now though, I really enjoy yakitori. I was just a rebel.

J with no eyes and looks like me.. Asian. :) lol

Shiso leaf wrapped in pork belly
- I didn't really like the shiso leaf, I just wasn't used to the fragrant.

Beef Tongue
- This was pretty good although sometimes beef tongue can be a bit tough.
Flap meat
- I got flap meat for J and I since he's not a fan of pork.
Thigh with green onion (salt)
-This one was probably one of my favourites.

Thigh with green onion (house sauce)
-I liked this one very much as well.

U.S. Washu beef (7oz.)
- The shabu shabu is better here then other places. The meat is definitely better here then other places although it is a bit more expensive here.

Seared Washu Beef
- Skip this appetizer if necessary because it cost about $9 and only had 5 small pieces of Washu beef(the same beef they use for shabu shabu). It really wasn't worth it.
I forgot to take a picture of the rice.
At other Japanese restaurants they usually make this with chicken but for some reason they made it with beef here.

:) the potato yakitori. J really liked it, they must have used a lot of butter.

Service here is great and I'm still surprised they can just keep yelling Japanese to each other.

Shin Sen Gumi and Shabu Shabu
111 N Atlantic Blvd #248
Monterey Park CA 91754

Purple nails with Stars

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I think these are my favourite right now. Lots of jewels with cute bow and stars. :)
I love cute stuff!

My friend says Momo is ugly. :(
Do you think he's ugly. I think he's quiet cute!