This past weekend, I made a quick and short trip to Las Vegas. No I didn't do any gambling except for a couple turns on the penny slots. But my main purpose for this trip was to attend a family friend's grandfather's 80th birthday. Drove up straight Saturday morning and arrived around 1pm. And considering that this was a Filipino party. Filipino food was plentiful. Though, one thing I have to mention. I gave up red meat for a few months. ACK!! You have no idea how disappointed I was I couldn't have some of the roasted lechon, kare kare, and a couple meat based dishes.
Luckily, to my saving grace there were a couple seafood dishes like some sweet and sour fish and garlic shrimp, which still had it's shell on. The fun part was digging in with my hands to get the delicious meat out of the shell. There I was surrounded my scrumptious foods and I couldn't have most of it. In my head I screamed to myself --- "I'm a dork! Perfect timing for give up meant, Jenn!!!"
Kare kare, lechon, fried chicken, lechon kawali were just some of the selection You know how tempted I was to see this spread of food? Especially when i was very limited in what I could eat. But eat I did. Remember we eat with our eyes, too.
On the dessert area: Maja Blanca (a corn dessert), Bibingka, Baklava. There was one other dessert but i forget the name of it. A you can see with the amount of food present there were a lot of guests. The birthday cake was a tiramisu cake, which was night tasty. I forgot to take a pic of that. I had share a nice slice with my mom.
My plate: palabok, dilis (fried anchovy), garlic shrimp, a vegetable spring roll, a little fried rice and there's some sweet and sour fish in there too. I went back for seconds on these since it was really the only thing I could eat. But I it was good.
Anyway here's another view as I tried to take a short nap in my hotel.
Had myself some pancakes that my mom had brought back from the cafe on the main floor of the hotel. Doused mine with the butter and syrup given. lol. It wasn't a long trip. It was literally an over night thing. I left mid-day Sunday and for back to LA around 4:30 in the afternoon. A straight 4 hour drive. Now it's back to the old grind.