LOS ANGELES to LAS VEGAS TRIP 11/28/2014 – DAY 1 (LA – POPCORN CHICKEN & LV – BELLAGIO BUFFET)

Finally back from our short LA – LV – LA trip.

Lets start the blogging. We left on Friday and we took Southwest to LA first, meet up with a friend then drove together to LV. Drive wasn’t as bad as we thought, but it need took 6 hours.

When we arrived into LA, we were pretty hungry and wanted to take some snacks for the long drive. So our friend in Irvine suggested Popcorn Chicken – a pretty good Taiwanese popcorn chicken place. Ironically right next to Tea Station.

Popcorn Chicken is located in Irvine, CA.

Tons of fried items, exotic fried pork blood, chicken gizzards, etc …

Lots of fried goodies

Lots of fried goodies

Huge sign Taiwan Popcorn Chicken

Taiwan Popcorn Chicken

Taiwan Popcorn Chicken

We ordered: Popcorn Chicken, Fried Calamari, Fried Fish Cakes. All was really good, it was perfectly seasoned. I especially enjoyed the chicken, it was crispy with basil flavors.

Popcorn Chicken, Calamari, Fish Cakes

Popcorn Chicken, Calamari, Fish Cakes

Front Door

Popcorn Chicken

Popcorn Chicken

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Finally got into LV around 8:30pm. We planned for buffet at Bacchanal Buffet, but end up can’t go. We asked our friend to line up first while we check in at the hotel. However, Bacchanal stop taking anybody without reservation, no walk-ins. Really disappointed!

It’s Vegas, so we had to eat buffet at least once. We went to Bellagio instead, wait was about 1 hr. But honestly, for the price we paid for … it was really lack of quality. Oh well, just for the buffet experience.

Buffets – Crab legs, Sushi, Smoked Salmon, Caviar … ok, nothing wow.

Crab Legs, Sushi, Caviar

Crab Legs, Sushi, Caviar

Kobe Beef, Prime Rib and Grilled Quails – I personally liked the prime rib better, just more tender and juicy. Quail was tender, but really lack of flavors.

Prime Rib, Kobe Beef, Roasted Quail

Prime Rib, Kobe Beef, Roasted Quail

Desserts – Creme Brulee is the best! Crusty sugar top! The Custard Napoleon Cake was ok too. But the Blood Orange Macaron was BAD, it was chewy like bubble gum!!

Desserts

Desserts

Bellagio Fountain

Bellagio Fountain

Ok, more food tomorrow!

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Popcorn Chicken
15333 Culver Dr Ste 420
Irvine, CA 92604

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