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Monday, January 5, 2009

Noodles at the Bellagio in Las Vegas

New Year's Eve was a blast sipping champagne and playing Apples to Apples, Cranium, and Celebrity with the family and relatives at the Bellagio Hotel in Vegas. The kids got to stay up late, the grandparents got to gamble, and I really wish I can show you photos of baby R with his 2009 glasses on him. We went out onto the strip to countdown to the New Year, but this year, the fireworks spectacle was a disappointment. C and J thought it was the greatest thing though, so that's a-ok with me. The next four days were spent shopping, eating, hiking, sleeping, sitting in the jacuzzi, and experiencing Vegas through the kids' eyes. Old things are always new again with young'uns in tow.

We were quite tired after our drive from SoCal, so we decided to eat at the Bellagio, where we were staying for a few nights. The "cheapest" thing we could find here was this Asian restaurant named...Noodles.

At 15 bucks for something like chow mein, you're paying for the decor or something else, certainly not the food. Rows and rows of dried noodles were on display on the shelves.

Even with my parents paying our tab, our hands were tied from being thrifty folks, so we tried finding some of the cheaper things on the menu. This meant things like the Signature Premiere Rice...

...which was bland fried rice despite the bits of pineapples and raisins they stuck in there.

The Signature Chow Mein Mandarin Noodles with Barbeque Pork was surprisingly good, although the dish was a bit heavy on the onions. The noodles were thick and tasty.

And the Yaki Udon with Chicken was just average, on the salty side, and heavy on the bell peppers, although I liked the texture of the noodles themselves.

The chicken slices were quite large in this dish.

These three dishes cost about 50 bucks and barely fed three adults and two young kids. When you're stuck in a Vegas casino and you've got few options, a place like Noodles is a decent place to get overpriced food. Otherwise, get in a car or taxi and head over to Vegas Chinatown for better Asian food.

Noodles is located at the Bellagio at 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV (888) 987-6667

6 comments:

mothermayi said...

heh, i went to vegas too! yea i agree, often times at the nicer hotels, the food is pretty pricey, and often not worth it at all..

i like the pictures though and it's making me hungry

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Haha. I was just gonna ask why you didn't go to Chinatown. :P

I like Bellagio Buffet, although my sister tells me the place to go these days is Planet Hollywood's buffet.

shavedicesundays said...

mothermayi, really? I had a hard time taking those photos, so you must be really hungry!

WC, I like Bellagio Buffet too, I didn't know about Planet Hollywood, otherwise we might have ventured over to there as it was so close by.

EatTravelEat said...

At least it didn't cost 20 for chow mein :), which we did pay for during our trip, which is on my blog right now. I agree with other people's comments on these types of establishments- many are pricey and not worth it!

This place's food looks good though at least. And the servings look better compared to the bad place we ate at!

MyCollegeKitchen said...

Yoohoo!! spending New Years Eve in Vegas gotta be awesome (I never have). And yeah, eating on the strip is rather pricey

shavedicesundays said...

EatTravelEat, gonna head to your blog to read about it.

MyCollegeKitchen, it is fun there for New Years, but you gotta fight those crowds! This year's crowd wasn't so large.