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Turnip Haystack

Cutting vegetables, kinda therapeutic. Last night’s vegetable.

"Small Cabbage" with Bacon and Ground Pork

“Small Cabbage” with Bacon and Ground Pork

Dunno what “small cabbage” is, that’s what the sign said.

 

Matchstick Turnip with Bacon, Ground Pork, and Green Onions

Matchstick Turnip with Bacon, Ground Pork, and Green Onions

Tonight’s dinner, little more of a knife challenge. Had to breakdown the turnip rather than just slicing cabbage leaves and stems.

Turnip, Pre-Slice

Turnip, Pre-Slice

On an episode of the Japanese version of Iron Chef (not the American version, don’t get me started), one of the chefs peeled a turnip in one continuous ribbon. My knife skills not even close. Practice, practice, practice.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

Surf N Turf

Met these guys more than a year ago at a food industry expo.

Sign

Sign

Knew they were in the neighborhood, just not exactly where.

Running around doing errands, thought I’d pick up a burger from Lee’s Drive In. Gone! Wha??? Okay, granted, did not frequent “Mr. Lee’s” very often, but for an olde timey burger (not gourmet, not Wagyu, not even in this century), it was the place to go, almost a historical landmark of days gone by.

In its place was Local Boy Sushi with this sign.

A Connection to the Past

A Connection to the Past

Ordered one of LBS’s specials and a “Lee” burger deluxe. While waiting for my order came across this article on the web. Nice touch.

A little surf n turf.

Junior Spicy Tuna Bowl

“Surf”

Junior spicy tuna bowl, brown rice, spicy tuna mixture, unagi sauce (I think), and furikake. Very tasty, would definitely order again. Three paws up (could have had a smidgen more of spicy tuna).

"Turf"

“Turf”

“Lee’s” Burger Deluxe, preformed patty, “special sauce”, lettuce, tomato, and onion on store-bought bun. Yum!

Yelp reviews mentioned a “must try” on the bread pudding. Since today was a “sampler” kind of lunch, got one too.

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding

Reviews did not disappoint. Given that this was from a “hole in the wall”, really, you order from a window front, not even a door, the bread pudding was really good. The Cat thought is was a little dense but The Mouse liked it.

Hope the “Lee’s” are enjoying their retirement.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

Cheap Lunch

And dinner.

Running errands in the neighborhood. Lunch at one of my favorite chop suey houses.

Chop Suey

Chop Suey

Lunch special. Cheapest thing on the menu.

Beef Stew Soup Noodle

Beef Stew Soup Noodle

Beef cuts must have been “scraps”, full of connective tissue and a little bit of tendon. Not the cut of meat that was important, but braised for a loooong time until the connective tissue was “like buttah”. Serving was substantial. Enough  volume in the tummy to carry over to dinner. Cheap eats indeed.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

Temptation

Nanding’s Bakery. A little hole in the wall, in an out-of-the-way part of town. The owner/baker makes his Spanish rolls.”Finger-sized” rolls, hot, buttery, and sweet, totally addictive. I would not be surprised if  you told me the owner did a Robert Johnson for the recipe.

Being so out-of-the-way, I rarely get the chance to frequent the bakery. A good thing. Otherwise I’d be twice (or three times)  the mouse I am now.

Until today. Saw these at 7-Eleven today.

Spanish Rolls - Nanding's Bakery

Spanish Rolls – Nanding’s Bakery

First reaction, yummm!, second reaction, aargh! Now conveniently accessible. Had to buy a package (3 for $1.25). Not hot out of the oven,but freshly baked.

Perfect with hot Kona coffee, provided by the office.

Buddha's Cup Coffee

Buddha’s Cup Coffee

Must not succumb to temptation (at least not too often). Just look away. :)

If you see me in 7-Eleven? Do me a favor and steer me  away from the Spanish rolls? Thanks.

(Local newspaper write-up here)

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

Cold Sliced Pig Feet

Taste better than it sounds. Usually found on cold plate appetizers at Chinese dinners (over here anyway). Picked up a tray from the Korean grocery store on the way home.

Sliced Pig Feet

Sliced Pig Feet

Yum!

Had mine on a slice of “bread that must not be named” with sriracha mayonnaise.

Sriracha Mayonnaise

Sriracha Mayonnaise

Yum!

Yum!

Made a pasta soup for The Cat.

The Cat's Soup

The Cat’s Soup

Penne pasta, turnip tops, romaine lettuce, goji berries, and dried seaweed along with slices of the pig feet. The Cat was happy.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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