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Friday Food Day

Friday turned out to be a pretty good day, food-wise.

Started with a SPAM musubi.

SPAM Musubi with Egg

SPAM Musubi with Egg

It was okay. The slight char of the SPAM was good, and the little omelet was a plus, but the ratio of rice and SPAM was off. Sorry, kind of a snob when it comes to SPAM musubi. Would I buy it again? Maybe, not on a regular basis though.

Lunch was a change-up from the usual for the past couple of months (lau lau and kalua pork)

Mix Plate

Mix Plate

Blackened tuna with sweet wasabi cream and fried tuna poke, no rice, all greens. From the same lunch wagon. Both were done well given the health department’s requirement that food served from mobile food businesses cannot be “raw”, except for salads. Both fish were a little tough (just a little), but the flavors compensated for the lack of “rareness”.

Dinner with the cuz’s (the D&G cuzs, not the B&P cuzs) and friends at Haleiwa Joe’s at Haiku Gardens. Got there late, only had time to order and eat. Went with a salad.

Ginger Peanut Chicken Salad

Ginger Peanut Chicken Salad

A lightly marinated, grilled chicken breast, sliced & served on fresh baby greens with a spicy ginger dressing & roasted peanuts. The greens and dress was good, although did not get too much of the spicy ginger part, the chicken was more like chicken at a seminar lunch … meh. Lighted up the dish with the mini flashlights (too dark, iPhone 3G no flash :))

Sticky Ribs

Sticky Ribs

 

The Cat’s order. ½ rack of baby back pork ribs cooked in our soy-ginger sauce, char-grilled. Served with rice & green papaya salad. The ribs were fall off the bone tender. The Cat at first didn’t care for the smoky taste but got used to it. The Mouse likes smoky.  The green papaya salad? Next time leave it to the experts … pass. Definitely would order the ribs again.

All in all, not a bad Friday.

Have a safe Memorial Day tomorrow (if it is a holiday for you).

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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Just clearing out the camera. Still working 60+ hours/week. Food eaten this week.

Edamame Rice

Edamame Rice

Kalua Pork Fried Rice

Kalua Pork Fried Rice

Salmon Watercress Tofu Salad

Salmon Watercress Tofu Salad

Steamed Won Ton with Ginger and Green Onions (Spicy)

Steamed Won Ton with Ginger and Green Onions (Spicy)

Will eat this any day over ravioli. Sorry, brought up more with Chinese food than Italian.

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

Grilled Chicken

Grilled Chicken

Employer says the 60+ hours/week will end soon. Believe it when I see it.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Wasn’t in the mood for the usual SPAM musubi or a char siu pork sandwich.

OMG! Can’t remember the last time I turned down pork, let me take my temperature.

No worries, I’m fine, the moments are few and far between, but there are moments.

This caught my eye.

Wild Rice with Sauteed Vegetables

Wild Rice with Sauteed Vegetables

From Diamond Head Market and Grill. Supposedly totally vegetarian. Totally tasty. Socks off tasty. The wild rice perfectly prepared, soft enough with still a lot of chew. First time I’ve seen this at the market. Hope it becomes a regular item.

Will this dish cause me to swear off pork forever? Uhm, no. But once in awhile … a good change of pace. :)

Still have to post an eating event hosted by our favorite aunt, M, have to prep the pictures.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The manager brought in food again.

Soba Salad

Soba Salad

Japanese buckwheat noodles, lettuce, fishcake, onions, hijiki seaweed, and “ocean salad” (a mix of wakame seaweed and green gel made from agar agar). Dressed with a soy sauce/sesame dressing. Good job.

Cubicle dining, upgraded. :)

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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You read in the paper. The Cat read a write-up in the local newspaper about an Italian restaurant in Waikiki and was intrigued. So as a treat to ourselves, decided to try it for New Year’s day lunch. The Cat wanted to try one dish in particular, Gamberoni Salad.

Gamberoni Salad

Gamberoni Salad

Rear View

Rear View

Shrimp, fresh mango, red onions, and avocado with local mescaline greens tossed in lemon oil vinaigrette.

There was also mention in the article about Uni pasta (pasta tossed with sea urchin roe/gonads). When we asked our server about it, she had no clue, not a good sign.

My alternate choice would be a cured meat platter. Cured pork and bread, what could be better? Our server did not seem enthusiastic about it. If the server is not enthusiastic about the food, I have to wonder.

Finally settled on the burger, medium rare.

Burger

Burger

Came on a croissant, looks nice …

Our impressions. The Cat’s salad looked nice, not much flavor, she felt the shrimp was way overcooked, mango and avocado cut so small that it did not contribute to the overall taste. Plus, the salad dressing was almost non-existent.

My burger, also way overcooked, almost well-done, and in my opinion, croissants and hamburgers do not go well together. While I like croissants on their own, they just don’t have enough oomph to stand up to the heartiness of a hamburger. Kind of fail for me (the fries were pretty good, sprinkled with garlic and cheese).

Oh well, win some … , and don’t believe everything you read in the paper.

Eat well.

The Mouse

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