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Manapua

The Mouse eats, not in one day, two.

Baked Manapua

Royal Kitchen, Chinatown. Char siu, kalua pork, black sugar.

Steamed Manapua, Crispy Gau Gee

Char siu. The Mouse still prefers steamed over baked, but will not turn down baked. Hee hee ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

December 7

Rice Soup

The Mouse wanted something warm. Threw stuff from the pantry/freezer.

Rice Soup with Vegetables

Rice, frozen carrots and lima beans, wakame, and salt and toasted sesame oil to taste. After the picture was taken, The Mouse threw in a tin of tuna. Absolute cat food. Hee hee.

The Mouse did not cook the rice long enough to turn to jook, just soft rice.

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Sandwich for Dinner

The Mouse was craving a liver pรขtรฉ bahn mi sandwich, feeling maybe needing a little iron boost, Nearby Japanese/Vietnamese go-to restaurant.

Pรขtรฉ Bahn Mi

Mmm! ๐Ÿ™‚

Whenever The Cat and The Mouse visit Saito & Pho, majority of the time start with their spring rolls.

Spring Rolls

The accompanying noodles, vegetables, and herbs enhance the like. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Cat ordered her usual oxtail pho, no picture, too many. Hee hee.

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Soup Noodles

Hong Kong Noodle House. Not quite a hole in the wall, Hee hee. Short hours, limited quantity. The Cat and The Mouse went for early lunch, before noon.

Bowls of Noodles

Beef Tendon with look funn noodles, stewed beef and won ton with noodles. Mmm!

Served in disposable dishes. The Mouse guesses due to issues caused by that thing that cannot be named. No matter, street food vibe. ๐Ÿ™‚

Comfort food well cooked. Good for The Cat’s stomach.

Oh, a pic of the cooking station. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cooking Station

Noodle spa. Hee hee.

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

A Splurge

The Mouse had an eye doctor’s appointment yesterday. The eyes are less blurry, current prescription, little stronger than necessary, left eye has the possibility of beginning glaucoma, more tests to follow.

Anyway, a stop at the nearby Korean grocery store. A rare find.

Hachiya Persimmons

Over here in SPAM Land, the Fuyu variety is easier to find. Must be easier to ship. The Mouse opened the package, already starting to ripen, a good thing. Hope it’s a good buy. The Cat appreciated the effort.

Since The Mouse was there… Hee hee.

Vegetable Gimbap

Recommended by M. Good choice. The Mouse’s serving of veggies. ๐Ÿ™‚

Braised Potato

Going into The Cat’s bento. Paw up.

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Short Noodles

The Mouse picked up at the grocery store. Ninety-nine cents. Hee hee.

Package
Noodle Bundle

The length is approximately two-thirds the size of the length of what The Mouse is used to. Dunno the significance or reason. If anyone knows, please share. Thank you in advance. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Mouse made The Cat a vegetable noodle bowl.

Bowl

Napa cabbage, bamboo shoot, wakame, ginger, salt to taste, sesame oil drizzle.

Simple, home food, good for The Cat’s stomach.

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Chef’s Birthday

Chef H chose Assaggio Bistro for his birthday dinner. Good thing he choose. What would happen if The Cat or The Mouse chose wrong. Hee hee.

Wine

Chef’s choice.

Antipasto
Deep Fried Calamari
Daily Fish Special

The Cat’s order. Sauteed monchong fish with half pasta and half vegetables. Mmm!

The Mouse went lighter.

Anchovy Sauce over Vegetables

No pasta by choice. ‘Tis the season. Hee hee.

The Mouse likes anchovies. Hee hee. Mmm! ๐Ÿ™‚

The Cat and The Mouse are not so familiar with Chef H and M for The Mouse to take pictures of their food. Hee hee. Chef H ordered veal Marsala and M ordered chicken putanesca. Both looked yummy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

“Small-Kid Time” Eats

The Cat wanted to eat Okinawan cuisine. Utage it is. Understandably, prices has increased, quantity a little less, still good, sorta. The Mouse had to find a way to eat good but still be reasonably priced.

Kids menu, a slight upcharge for not being under 12 years old. Sigh. But instead of extra charge for complete meal, the kids meal includes drink and dessert, just smaller portion. Just right amount for The Mouse.

Hamburger with Gravy, Keiki Sized, Small Saimin

The Mouse added a small saimin. Total cost still cheaper than adult sized ala carte. Hee hee.

Miso Soup, Green River

The miso soup was The Cat’s.

Coffee “Jello”, Coffee Ice Cream

The coffee “jello” was due to leftover coffee, waste not. Hee hee. The ice cream, The Cat’s.

Pumpkin Crunch

The Cat’s new gotta try dessert, season and all. Hee hee.

Oh yeah, The Cat got her bittermelon with shoyu pork.

Bittermelon with Shoyu Pork

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Grocery Store Finds

The Mouse eats. No plan, whatever is clearance at the grocery store. Hee hee.

Tossed Greens, Breaded Shrimp, Sliced Bread

Dressed with vegetable oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon pepper, and paprika. Mmm!

Breakfast Sausage Sandwich

Sweet bread bun, Napa cabbage, breakfast sausage patties, pickled turnip, Kewpie mayonnaise. Mmm squared. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Loco Moco Variant – Mmm!

Kaneohe Pancake House. The Cat and The Mouse have not been here for years. The Cat wanted the early bird plate (two eggs, three pancakes).

Early Bird Breakfast, Hawaiian Loco Moco

The Mouse was thinking about fish benedict but saw the special on the board.

Special

Hard to see, but it is rice, short rib lau lau, stew gravy. The Mouse went for it. Mmm! Four paws up, broke the mouth! ๐Ÿ™‚

Loco Moco Interior

A once in a blue moon kind of dish. But oh so good.

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Gift Card Bonus

Only two days, Dragon Tea offering buy a certain amount of gift cards, bonus cards given. Two people The Cat needed to buy boba tea for. Good timing. Since we were there … might as well eat too. Hee hee.

Fried Fish Tofu, Taiwan Omelet Sandwich
Inside

The Mouse probably posted about the sandwich before.

And because the place is a tea shop …

Wintermelon Drink, Dried Date and Goji Drink (Hot)

The Cat got her gift cards, The Mouse gets to hold the bonus cards. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Buffet, 100 Sails. turkey available, The Cat and The Mouse did not partake.

Handrolls

Scallop and crispy salmon skin.

Cucumber Slices, Sashimi, Shrimp Cocktail
Steamed Carrots and Cauliflower, Breaded Oysters, Stuffing with Gravy, Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Stuffing with gravy, best part of traditional Thanksgiving meal. ๐Ÿ™‚

Fruit, Prime Rib Slice with Horseradish
Cookies, Bread Pudding

No pumpkin pie on the line. That’s okay too. ๐Ÿ™‚

The breaded oysters were the highpoint of the meal. Hee hee

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Thanksgiving Lunch

Unplanned. First choice shut down due to transformer (not the robot) malfunction. Dim sum, Kalihi area.

Siu Mai and Chicken Feet
Char Siu Bao, Stuffed Tofu Skin
Shrimp Dumplings, Mochi Rice

Leftovers for another meal. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe,eat good.

The Mouse

Breakfast, MikeyD’s

Oatmeal

MickyD’s oatmeal includes dried fruit and nuts, a good thing. The Cat mixed up the additions before The Mouse took a picture.

Rice, SPAM, Scrambled Eggs

The Mouse would take this over turkey, any day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Series to be continued.

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Rice Soup and Honey Cake

The Cat’s stomach was a little topsy-turvy, maybe a bit over-hungry. The Mouse made simple rice soup.

Rice Soup

Cooked rice, wakame, leftover roasted Brussels sprouts, frozen carrots and cauliflower, dried mushroom, salt to taste.

The Mouse finished the last of the pastry that The Cat bought from the Taiwanese bakery.

Honey Cake

The Mouse made a cup of hot chocolate. ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy turkey day to those that celebrate!

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Gas Leak and Sprinkles

Yesterday, The Mouse’s plan was an errand then won ton mein. The chop suey was close by. Unfortunately, there was a gas leak that shut down the chop suey, the errand got accomplished. A run to the grocery store across the street.

Fish Katsu Bento

A reasonably priced stand-by.

Brownie with Sprinkles

Also from the grocery store. Not thick and dense, a good thing, more like flattened chocolate cake. ๐Ÿ™‚ Plus, brownie was on sale. Better yet. Hee hee.

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Food Haul

Weekend food haul. Chef made rabbit dish. The Mouse drove to his restaurant kitchen to pick up.

Rabbit

Rabbit legs (2) in gravy. The meat was really lean, the gravy was mmm.

Since The Mouse was in the area, The Mouse went “hunting” Hee hee.

Spanish Rolls

Nanding Bakery. Mmm!

Bento

Sekiya Restaurant and Deli. Rice, shoyu chicken, luncheon meat (not SPAM), green beans. Set menu item. Decently priced compared with if The Mouse were to order ala carte. ๐Ÿ™‚

Bonus, The Mouse bought a tin of liver spread from the bakery. The Mouse has been searching for a while since the grocery store that normally stocked the item no longer carried. Sigh.

The Mouse thought about ordering online but unsure of brand and quality.

Flower Pate

The right tin is what The Mouse is used to, the left is the “new” brand. The Mouse found a new source. ๐Ÿ™‚ Will be digging in soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Pastries

New bakery, The Cat’s contact said Taiwan-based.

Box

The Cat’s Selection

Description

The Cat went back a second day. Try Try.

Potato Croquettes

Inside

So far, the pastries are not bad, okay. No knock you socks off. Try try.

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

“EBKS” Salad

“Everything But Kitchen Sink” Salad. Hee hee.

Salad

Mixed greens, fried kamaboko (fishcake), popcorn chicken, anchovies, roasted Brussels sprouts, balsamic vinegar, vegetable oil, and lemon pepper to taste. Mmm! ๐Ÿ™‚

A little more space in the refridge. Whew.

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Anchovy Rice

The Mouse opened the jar. The Cat brought home a couple of weeks ago. The Mouse thought better try while “fresh”.

The Mouse steamed rice, added wakame, frozen vegetables, topped with anchovies and pickled turnip.

Lunch!

Kinda like mixed rice. The Mouse was happy. Mouthwash and brush teeth after, fishy breath. Hee hee.

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

More Leftovers

The lull before serious eating, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. Leftovers, slowly clearing the refridge.

Fish Sandwich, Omelet Slider, Banana

With pickled turnip, mmm!

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Simple Eats

The perk of working from home. The refridge is close by. Hee hee.

Omelet “Slider”, Peanut Butter and Adzuki Bean Butter

The Mouse’s lunch. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Lots of Starch

The Mouse’s dinner last night.

Potato Wedges, Futomaki Sushi

Both clearance. ๐Ÿ™‚

The package of potato wedges contained one chicken nugget and one cheese tot, The Mouse took a lactase pill. Nom! ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Opening Bottles

The Cat brought home balsamic vinegar. The Mouse used a little bit to deglaze the pan.

Brussels Sprouts

Pan-seared/braised, light balsamic vinegar deglaze.

Bought a jar of adzuki bean “butter”.

Jar

Heavy adzuki bean taste, light butter. The Mouse tried on a slice of bread.

Try Try

Next, The Mouse may try and mix a tiny bit of peanut butter. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Funn Noodles

The Cat’s favorite noodle type, funn noodles.

Package

One of The Mouse’s favorite noodle brands, the other is Okuhara and S&S.

The Mouse threw together dried mushrooms, leftover choi summ, wood ear fungus, and wakame.

Bowl

The Cat slurped. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Soba Bowl

The Mouse’s “throw everything in and hope for the best” bowl.

Noodle Bowl

Soba noodles, wakame, dried mushroom, frozen carrot, wood ear fungus, and fishcake. Mmm! ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

The Green Plate

The plate The Mouse uses for sandwiches and stuff, made from some kinda plastic, used only for cool foods.

Buns

From Epi-Ya bakery, former employees of Saint-Germain/Dee-Lite bakery.

Corn and mayonnaise on the left, tuna salad on the right. Mmm!

Donut, Corndog

From the grocery store.

The Mouse’s Sandwich

Sweetbread bun, sweet potato, Vienna sausage, pickled turnip (takuan), Kewpie mayonnaise. Weird but good. ๐Ÿ™‚

Next time though maybe fry the sausage, give it a little crust.

Also, to all veterans, past and present, thank you for your service.

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

The Mouse caved in and bought a bottle of pickled radish.

Bottle

The Mouse hesitates the pickled radish because it is a little stinky, The Mouse doesn’t mind. Hee hee.

Fish Sandwich, Apple

One pickled turnip from a bento, one from the bottle. The Mouse’s palate could not distinguish the difference. Mmm.

For vegetable, The Mouse sliced thin wedges of cabbage, doused with vegetable oil, garlic powder, and lemon pepper, roasted in toaster oven.

Roasted Cabbage

Kinda like roasted Brussels sprouts. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be well, eat good.

The Mouse

Buns

Hamburger buns. House-made in grocery store. Reminds The Mouse of King’s Hawaiian Sweet Bread. ๐Ÿ™‚

Package

Buns were on sale. $3.49. ๐Ÿ™‚

Leftover chasiu sandwich.

Lunch

Cucumber slices (hiding under the chasiu), yellow mustard, Bulldog sauce, Kewpie mayonnaise. Mmm!

Be well, eat good.

The Mouse

Chop Suey Standards

The Mouse seems to order these dishes fairly frequently from the neighborhood chop suey (Kin Wah).

Scrambled Eggs with Chives, Choi Summ, Rice

Kau Yuk with Taro

Enough food for three bento, and one lunch. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be well, eat good.

The Mouse

Impromptu Ramen Stop

The Cat and The Mouse errand to shopping mall. Lunch stop, Goma-Tei.

Vegetable Tan Tan Ramen

The Cat thought she mistakenly ordered a poached egg, see top left. She meant to order an ajitama egg. Server brought an extra egg gratis, got extra tip.

Ajitama Egg

The Mouse went the pork route.

Chasiu Rice Bowl

Braised pork, rice, egg. Does it get any better? Mmm.

Newish dish, fish dumplings.

Fish Dumplings

With XO sauce. Mmm. Four paws. The Mouse could order this with a bowl of rice and eat happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

The Cat went on a business trip, stuff that ended up coming back in her suitcase.

Vinegar and Anchovies

Dried Mushroom

Instructions in Italian, what The Mouse could deduce and experience with other dried mushrooms, the Mouse steeped in hot water for about 20 minutes.

The Cat still has jet lag, time difference was eleven hours ahead.

The Mouse made rice porridge.

Jet Lag Bowl

Rice, Napa cabbage, mushrooms, wakame, leftover mushroom omelet, purple sweet potato. salt to taste.

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Fish Sandwiches

The Mouse picked up a bento from the grocery store.

Fried Fish Bento

One of the cheaper choices in bento selection. The broiled salmon or butterfish cost higher, plus the fried fish bento includes vegetable gyoza.

The Mouse made two sandwiches.

Fish Sandwich, Pickled Turnip

Fish Sandwich, Sweet Relish

The Mouse’s new favorite sandwich condiment, pickled radish. Mmm! ๐Ÿ™‚

The Cat ate the rice and pickled ginger in a rice porridge bowl.

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

The Mouse Feasts

The Mouse lucked out yesterday, hunting for dinner at the grocery store.

Coleslaw

Li Hing Pineapple

Lau Lau

Good for two meals. Mmm! About seven dollars and change each meal. Score!

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Hokkaido Corndog?

A musubi/bento shop in the neighborhood. The Mouse occasionally picks up an ume (pickled plum) musubi “sandwich”. On the counter are a couple of corn dogs labeled “Hokkaido” corndog. A “normal” corndog sprinkled with sugar. The was skeptical but willing to try try.

Ume Musubi, Hokkaido Corndog

The shop makes musubi more like rice sandwiches. Hee hee.

So, The Hokkaido corndog was okay, a little too sweet for The Mouse. If buy again, The Mouse would compliment the sugar with a light sprinkle of Korean red chili pepper powder (Gochugaru?), fine ground. Add a bit of color and small amount of heat. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

The Cycle Begins Again

Picked up at the grocery store.

Rolls

The Mouse used one to finish the current hot dog inventory. Resisting the urge to buy a new package of hot dogs/sausages. Will probably hold off and use the remaining rolls as bread. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Bento with Add Ons

Just a bento from the grocery store, not clearance (a rarity). Hee hee.

Roast Pork Bento

The Mouse added purple sweet potato and li hing prunes. Mmm! ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Hot Dog Day

Yesterday was a lazy day. Stayed in.

Brunch.

Dry-Fried Hot Dog, Bun

The last of the hot dog sized buns. Two hot dogs left. Number of buns and hot dogs rarely match up. Sigh.

Dinner.

Instant Ramen

In anticipation of the extra hot dogs, The Mouse bought a package of fried fishcake. Half a package of instant noodles, wakame seaweed, lima beans, carrots, hot dog, fishcake, no powdered soup base, much less salt. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Oh yeah, Happy Halloween, if you celebrate.

Fried Rice

The Mouse ran errands yesterday. Picked up fried rice and a hamburger at nearby “drive in”.

“Sumo” Fried Rice

Well-fried, not soggy, four medium shrimp, crispy mystery meat bits. Three to three-point-five paws.

The Mouse also ordered a plain hamburger (The Mouse is on a plain hamburger try try lately). Not bad, the drive-in closer to home is better seasoned..

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Aloha Friday Eats

Grocery store menu, Fridays only.

Kalua Pork Bowl

With lomi salmon included.

Side Order Poi

Grab-n-go portion, three or four ounces. Just enough to top off the meal. The Mouse’s happy meal. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Red and White

White:

Asian Pear

Red:

Tomato

Seasoned with lemon pepper. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

It Fits

Hamburger from the neighborhood drive inn.

Dinner. The Mouse ordered “plain”, no sauce. Hand-formed burger patty. The Mouse ate “as-is”. Well-seasoned, meat fit the bun. Mmm! ๐Ÿ™‚

Old school.

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

“Canned” Salad

The Mouse “threw” together lunch.

Lunch

Mixed greens, canned pink salmon and black olives. Mmm! ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Hot dogs and hamburgers, fitting meat to bread is difficult. Even MickyD is not perfect.

The Mouse’s lunch.

Lunch Plate

Hot dog sandwich, Kewpie mayonnaise, Bulldog sauce, sandwich roll, roasted sweet potato. Meat fits bread. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

The Cat is on a business trip. The Mouse is eating her fruit, the fruit won’t last before she comes back.

Papaya, Banana, Yellow Kiwi

Oat Milk

The Mouse prefers over nut milks. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hot Coffee/Chocolate

Nestle hot chocolate powder, Hershey unsweetened chocolate powder, Ovaltine malted chocolate, ground cinnamon, ginger powder, instant coffee, oat milk. The Mouse kinda overdid the ingredients, just experimenting, probably will cut out the Hershey powder and ginger powder, maybe even the ground cinnamon in later versions.

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

The Mouse Eats Diary

Yesterday, The Mouse attended his employer’s annual conference, as a volunteer, to get a feel of the culture of the organization. Long story short, The Mouse is working as a contract-to-hire since beginning of summer. Best part? The Mouse gets to work from home. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, organization holds an annual convention for their “stakeholders” and The Mouse offered to help.

Breakfast:

Pastry, Fruit, Coffee

Free is free. Hee hee.

Lunch:

Eggplant and Tofu Bento

The Mouse went with the vegetarian option, didn’t want to eat too heavy and fall asleep in the afternoon. Only issue, the eggplant was still crunchy, a little bitter, but still edible, just different.

Conference adjourned early afternoon. The Mouse picked up dinner, old school drive inn.

Pink Pie Box

Old school right?

Deluxe Japanese Plate Lunch

Shrimp tempura, beef teriyaki, mochiko chicken, sashimi. The sashimi makes the plate deluxe. All for a little over $10.00. Good deal. Mmm! The Mouse, happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

A Favorite

Li Hing Pineapple

Red dot, the only way The Mouse will buy, because … Hee hee.

Be safe, eat well.

The Mouse

Bread and Cookies

Grocery store purchases.

Raisin Bread

Sugar Cookies

Ready to Nom

The raisin bread has lots of raisins. Mmm. Both were red dots (clearance). Bonus. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

Not Costco

The Mouse likes the hot dog and soda from Costco. Sometimes though the hot dog is a little too much for The Mouse.

The Mouse has some long rolls at home, picked up a package of “bun length” hot dogs from the grocery store. Split down the middle, dry-pan heated.

Green Plate

Hot dog, Kewpie mayonnaise, Bulldog sauce, apple, banana. Smaller hot dog than Costco, just the right sized. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

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