Isla Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar

I purchased a Groupon to try this restaurant out ($15 for $30). It’s located at Treasure Island, Las Vegas. Since I was staying at TI, it was perfect. I did make reservation since it was a Friday night.

I love raspberries

I love raspberries

The atmosphere was warm and inviting.

The meal came with free salsa and chips, which came on a elevated stand. I thought the salsa wasn’t anything remarkable.

The mojitos though, woah, were some of the best ones I’ve had. :) Oh-la-la!

Cubana Cocktail

Cubana Cocktail

Perfect "appetizer"

Perfect "appetizer"

Karan and I shared three dishes. And we did enjoy all three. My favorite was the chile relleno. It was the second best chile relleno I’ve tasted. The best being Ted’s. :)

Groupon definitely helped with the bill. But even without Groupon, I would try this restaurant again, especially its mojitos. :)

Mole Chicken

Mole Chicken

Pork tacos

Pork tacos

Chile Relleno

Chile Relleno

Satay Asian Bistro & Bar

I crave for Malaysian comfort food all the time. I was lucky to find Satay Asian Bistro in Vegas, just 10 minutes walk from my hotel. The food is the most authentic Malaysian food I ever tasted in USA; some even better than the versions in Malaysia. I went there four times in five days! Even Anthony Bourdain has featured some dishes from this restaurant in his show. :) The food that I ordered are every day comfort food. It’s funny that these dishes are so cheap in Malaysia that only cafes and roadside stalls carry them. In USA, they are the most sought after dishes and are selling for around USD 9 each dish (except the appetizers). :)

Satay Asian Bistro & Bar, Paradise Rd, Vegas (Not very fancy from outside)

Satay Asian Bistro & Bar, Paradise Rd, Vegas (Not very fancy from outside)

Outdoor dining area

Outdoor dining area

Bar area

Bar area

Roti Canai (multi-layered flatbread served with curry dip) YUM! The curry tastes exactly the same as the ones in Malaysia!

Roti Canai (multi-layered flatbread served with curry dip) YUM! The curry tastes exactly the same as the ones in Malaysia!

Beef satays for me. Chicken satays for Karan.

Beef satays for me. Chicken satays for Karan.

Char Kway Teow Seafood (flat rice noodle stir-fried)

Char Kway Teow Seafood (flat rice noodle stir-fried)

Curry Laksa (Vermicelli served with chicken, fish ball, fried tofu, bean sprouts in coconut curry broth) It's so good!

Curry Laksa (Vermicelli served with chicken, fish ball, fried tofu, bean sprouts in coconut curry broth) It's so good!

Nasi Lemak (Sambal, anchovy, cucumber, hard-boiled egg, roasted peanuts, served with coconut rice and curry chicken)

Nasi Lemak (Sambal, anchovy, cucumber, hard-boiled egg, roasted peanuts, served with coconut rice and curry chicken)

Wonton soup. See the chili condiments rack. Gotta have that.

Wonton soup. See the chili condiments rack. Gotta have that.

Prawn Noodle (Yellow noodle served with shrimp, pork, hard-boiled egg, bean sprouts, in prawn broth)

Prawn Noodle (Yellow noodle served with shrimp, pork, hard-boiled egg, bean sprouts, in prawn broth)

Taro Boba

Taro Boba