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Recap Asian New Year 2015

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by GlenBaccarat79, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. GlenBaccarat79

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    Went with the wife and little boy, will post some pics and then fill in the story, trying to do this at the business and its a Friday so will take until tonight to get the story up. It was a good trip, lots of twists and turns. Most of the pics are on my other laptop at the house and will do tonight. Lots of pics around town, will get them up. Private tour of the Tropicana and they want business, same at Red Rock. We also did the Mirage VIP tour for the kid so he could pet the dolphin and see behind the scenes at the Secret Garden, etc. Sorry guys, just coming out of a full fledged 2 day blizzard, kind of burned out here.
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    First pic is at Caesar's where we were staying, the Chinese restaurant 88 or whatever its called, the one where you walk past the high limit on your left if you just came out of the main lobby, keep walking and all the way down you will be at the restaurant.
     
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    Did I see a little green Pleepleus sneak into one of those photos?!
     
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    Yes Sir! That was my son's little Vegas Baccarat Monkey. Someone bought it for him on the strip and he wouldn't let it go the whole trip. He came with us out to eat at the Tropicana and the Monkey turned out to be the star of the night actually.
     
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    Over on Spring Mountain Road, called "Little Saigon" it is about the only 24 hour Pho Shop around and good all around, great selection. We always go there right from the airport and usually late night once or twice a trip. It is just past the I-15 on the south side of Spring Mountain Road back in a strip shopping center.

    It is formally called 'Pho Little Saigon' located at 3775 West Spring Mountain Road in the SW corner of the intersection I think it is Spring Valley Blvd that is the north/south road crossing Spring Mountain.

    For those of you who like SE Asian but are at a loss as to what to order, get either the 'Seafood' or the 'Sliced Beef' [which is the super thin slices of rib eye], for the Pho Soup. They will automatically bring you all the veggies and side dishes to put in your soup. Also, order the fried egg rolls or the fresh spring rolls which are the fresh vegetables in a rice wrapper not fried. You can get those with either shrimp or beef, etc., inside. I recommend the shrimp.

    Here is the simple way to fix your Pho Soup:

    Add the cilantro, the mint leaves the bean sprouts. Add some soy sauce, red chili paste, fish sauce and sriracha sauce.
     
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    Tropicana, on the second floor at the Italian restaurant. Host got us a table out in the courtyard of the restaurant in the corner, assigned one waiter full time to our table, suburb, perfect service and food.
     
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    Stayed at Caser's, nothing super special, it was a last minute trip and got a simple 2 bedroom suite in the newer tower all the way at the end, just a pain to get there from the casino is all. But it was crowded. Our room set up was messed up and confused but we normally get a Bottle of XO, a Dom P, a Grand Marnier 150 year with the hand painted bottle (they had to send out to get it as they were out of stock) a Sambuca and a Disaronno. We normally get a dozen sparking waters, and a bunch of cokes, juices, etc. Godiva chocolates and the bag of stuff was the host getting the little boy some stuff from the gift shop which was a nice thought.
     
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    Tour of the Tropicana, Pool Side VIP Suites, pool and cabanas, etc. Little boy was full speed ahead, he never been there but he sure acted as though he had! Like the pool side suites/villas (not like the Mansion but looks fun to me!). They have a private back yard leading out to the pool. Straight from the suite to the pool area. On the patio is dinning set, lounge chairs, a bar and a BBQ. The little boy says the grilled cheese was spot on in their café. I will attest to the assortment of pickles, regular, sour and other ones. The suite we would get has a private massage room with a panel tv, shower and entrance/exit to the hallway, the other one is into he suite itself.
     
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    Tropicana additional photos.
     
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    At the Secret Garden behind the Mirage. Host always gets gives us the VIP tour so the kid can play with the dolphins. Also go on the back stage tour and go in the underwater observation rooms, etc. Pretty cool at least the first time anyways.
     
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    Last time I stayed at the Trop was almost 20 years ago ... the poolside suites look very nice. Thanks for the pics.
     
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