Duck Breast “Confit” Dinner with delicious sides….. and hilarious Taylor Swift “music video” dance by Miss Tiffie at the end

Ignite Sushi Bar & Lounge

The closest thing to sushi around here? Ignite Sushi Bar & Lounge on the third floor of the MGM here in Detroit.  I’ve been having a craving and never got to try the place out last time I was in Detroit soooo….. why not?!  I finished up work, crazy busy work day, I got dressed up and decided to have a solo dinner date with me, myself and I.

So security in the front of the casino told me to get the Michigan roll, but ya’ll know that I’m not a fan of cream cheese in my sushi – in fact W likes to get it sometimes just to spite me haha – so I ended up with the safest, but a unique, option.

Hawaiian Roll
Inside: tuna, cucumber
Outside: Ebi (cooked shrimp), avocado
Toppings: kiwi, pineapple sauce, spicy sweet sauce

Spicy sauce was basically sriracha and some other stuffs.  I dug the kiwi and pineapple flavors, it was flavor overload, and I actually enjoyed it, minus the drowning in different sauces.  Remember guys, less [sauce] is more!  But then again, I’m not a huge sauce girl.

Edamame

Always a fav snack of mine, they were overcooked – to the point where a lot of the pods had broken open – but still tasty.  I love flaked salt.

Ignite Salad
organic michigan lettuce, radish, carrot, scallion. w/ ginger dressing and salmon sashimi

Crunchy fresh veggies, a light yummy dressing and fresh sashimi atop.  The dressing was a bit overload, and the bottom half of my salad was SWIMMING in dressing.  Womp.

So the food wasn’t bad.  Aside from the fact that all the rolls had a ton of mayos and sauces all over them…. and the edamame was a bit overcooked.  But the service was horrible.  The people were super nice BUT, I never got napkins, no one ever came over to take my drink order, they don’t even have a drink menu!!!… and I had to ask them about 4 or 5 times before I finally got my first drink order, super late.  AND they said they had 4 different sakes but just brought me over a random cold one. UM…. okay… but after the 3rd tiny bottle, I didn’t care much anymore.. and just shrugged it off. NOM NOM NOM.

But if you’re not into sushi they have some small pites like yakitori, noodle dishes and some cute sliders.

I’ve read some reviews on how there were fruit flies, sauce overload, etc… it wasn’t dirty, and the place was pretty swanky.  I got there towards the end of ballroom dancing and it seemed like a lot of fun.  But the sun doesn’t go down til super late so after dinner I wasn’t really in the dancing mood yet with the sun blasting in the big windows on the dance floor.  I stuck out like a sore thumb, as in I was palest one there and I think the only Asian.. hahaha… I definitely wasn’t in Kansas anymore but the music was banging and smiles were everywhere.  I had a great time.  I’d go for fun and if you’re desperately needing sushi and don’t wanna risk some random place in Detroit.  Don’t expect a mind-blowing meal but just have a few drinks, put on your dancing shoes and have a good time.

Tony + Ashley’s Wedding @ The Sheraton Flushing

The other weekend, Saturday September 24 to be exact was my best guy friend’s wedding.  What this means?! Road trip to Asiatown :] There is nothing like an amazing chinese wedding/banquet!  It’s always a fun time, lots of booze and delicious food.  Yes, us Chinese are closet alcoholics, fatsos and pervs :] Not only did I have such a fun time roadtripping with my lifesize teddybear – oh I went there – we spent the whole rainy weekend indoors watching movies, tv, Jersey Shore marathon hahahahaha… getting room service and making mimosas… no seriously.

Right before heading downstairs to the ballroom…

The beautiful couple

Table #5 = RPI peeps

Their first dance was Howie Day’s Collide.. which is so cute cuz it ended up being T and I’s first ever dance.. and he LOVES Howie Day – those who follow my fb/twitter will know that we’ve been to 2 Howie Day concerts already in the past two months hehe…

KISS KISS KISS “more tongue more tongue” hahaha I loved the pervy dj

Crispy skin pork and jellyfish!!!

OHHHH YES.. I got him to eat crab claws and jellyfish :] He even seemed to like it.. not just a nibble but a couple bites each.. might partially be because we’ve been drinking since the day before ;]

MAYO SHRIMPPPPPPPPPPPP… I’m not a mayo person, you guys know.. but I do have to admit that asian mayo – aka KEWPIE – is sooooo much tastier.. I DO like mayo shrimp tho.. so mayo used well is good.. :] It’s just abused a lot hahahaha…

— side note.. Taiwanese mayo shrimp comes with rainbow sprinkles.. so FREAKING delicious.. DERRICIOUS!!!  my Aunt, dad’s side, makes it sooo good.. that’s the only time I really get to eat it nowanddays… I never order stuff with mayo so I only eat it when presented.. —

And KEWPIE MAYO = CUTE

— end side note —

Seafood Soup – I think mainly crab.. pre-red vinegar YUM!!!!…. hehehe even got T to try it… with and without the vinegar.. he took 3 sips and I was down with my bowl – OH MAN… I’ve become such a soup fiend this past year :]

Beeffffffffff

T took this pic :] I forgot what I was doing but he took the pic for me AND danced, congo lined, played games etc… argh.. I was MIA… missed out :[ But he saved me food!!!

Me nomming on lobster, lobster and more lobster….

FISH!!!

He loved the fish head but was scared of actually trying the fish.. haha silly

Not shown: Noodles.. Fried Rice…

I was very upset when they took all my food away to make way for desserts – red bean mochi soup and of course CAKE and fruits!!!

Watch the amazing video – it’s hilarious – here.

Beautiful Cake!

Btw, I caught the bouquet woowoo, guess I’m next?!


Yay some of the old RPI gang :]

BTW aside from getting to see the beautiful couple start their life together and get my chinese food fix – mm lobster – seeing this again on tv may have been one of the biggest highlights of the weekend.

Oh I went there :] BEST!

Happy Marriage Tony + Ashley – I love you both!!!