Island Flavor – Hawaiian cooking Big Island Style

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My husband is from the Big Island in Hawaii (Hilo) and sometimes he craves for local food.  We already went there several times and their food never disappoint.

Ordered loco moco on my first time here. Didn’t realize that the orders are big!

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Big hamburger patty with loootttsss of gravy!

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Hubby loves this! chicken katsu with sauce.  He always orders this!

They say that this is one of the best oxtail soups in Vegas. California hotel’s Aloha specialties has good oxtail soup too but I heard that Island Flavor’s version is better

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so soft and not gamey at all!

Fruit punch is becoming my favorite drink. Raspberry iced tea is next

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Time for dessert!

Guri guri is a famous dessert in Maui and this restaurant has someone from Maui making these desserts for them.  It has a sherbet consistency to it but has creamier taste.

It’s available in strawberry and vanilla :

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Hubby and I loved the strawberry flavor!

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The next time I went back, I tried the chicken teriyaki salad for a healthier alternative

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Again, it did not disappoint.  Can’t wait to go back and try another dish next time 😀

 

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Fatburger

February 17, 2013 ~ tried hubby’s favorite burger 😀

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Hubby ordered the XXXL! I’m already full when I eat the medium!

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They say that this is one of the best burgers around. Would you agree?

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toppings?

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Love their amusing signs too 😀

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Hubby’s order is being prepared!  3 patties

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Haha can’t help but ask them to pose for me 😀

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found my hubby’s certificate at home 😛

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Hmm..I like in and out better 😀 but this is also a good burger

My Freemont Street Experience

December 3, 2012 ~ Finally enjoyed my 1st Freemont Street Experience! Vegas with a vintage feel 😀

This is where it all started more than 100 years ago…the heart of Downtown Vegas.

One of this tourist mecca’s most famous and historic streets, Fremont Street has been the site of numerous “firsts” in Las Vegas:

First paved street (1925).
First Nevada gaming license – issued to the Northern Club at 15 E. Fremont St.
First traffic light and first elevator (the Apache Hotel in 1932).
The Horseshoe was the first casino to install carpeting, while the Golden Nugget was the first structure designed from the ground up to be a casino.                                        (source : http://www.vegasexperience.com)

You will also see the Viva Vision, a state-of-the-art 1,500-foot long LED screen – and a 550,000 watt concert quality sound system,the world’s largest LED screen Viva Vision shows appear nightly on the hour beginning at dusk and are free and open to the public.

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Ten legendary casinos line Fremont Street Experience

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It is also lined with unique retail shopping kiosks :

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Came across this kiosk selling shirts. Hmm…perfect for my niece haha 🙂

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Mom got this for her :

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There are also two permanent performance stages where there are live performers every hour :

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Roaming street performers :

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Mom and dad came here for my wedding in late December and we had a picture with Elvis and the Grinch (oh well, he joined the picture)

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So I had a solo picture with Elvis too 🙂

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Went inside the Golden Nugget to see the world’s biggest golden nugget :

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Thought this girl is a statue and we were startled when she moved 😀

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Time for drinks! jack and coke please 😀

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Don’t miss this if you’re going to Vegas. It’s a whole new experience. You will enjoy it! 😀