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Saturday Sandwich

This Saturday, kinda rainy, lazy, putter around the kitchen kinda day. A sandwich I’ve been thinking about.

The headliner:

The Can

The Can

Finally found a tin. It’s not Underwood brand, but similar.

The supporting characters:

Bread

The Bread

The "Cheese" (for the lactose intolerant)

The “Cheese” (for the lactose intolerant)

The "Acid" Balance

The “Acid” Balance

To cut the heaviness of the liver and “cheese”. Same kind of ginger served at sushi restaurants to clear the palate.

The Sandwich

The Sandwich

And of course, this kind of sandwich needs …

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

For more acidity.

Yum.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

T.G.I.P.

Thank goodness it’s Porkday! Hee hee. If I had my way, everyday would be Porkday (or Baconday, or SPAMday, you get the idea).

Still on jury duty. Not much choice lunch-wise, I take that back, a few choices, most over-priced (IMHO). But, came across a “pop-up” the other day.

Sign

Sign

The Cat doesn’t know the character, she thinks it’s Japanese, makes sense, it’s a ramen “shop”. According to the server’s t-shirts …

Slurp

Slurp

But I didn’t eat ramen because these were on the menu.

Crispy Pork Belly Bao Bun

Crispy Pork Belly Bao Bun

Steamed Pork Belly Bao Bun

Steamed Pork Belly Bao Bun

Chasiu Rice Bowl

Chasiu Rice Bowl

According to their Facebook page, the make their own chasiu (the braised pork belly type, not the Chinese sweet roast pork type).

All my dishes the pork was generously cut and a nice ratio of fat to meat, melt in your mouth like “buttah”.

Almost made having to serve on jury duty worthwhile, almost. :)

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

Only for today, it was a state holiday, The Mouse had a little more time to “play” in the kitchen. Usually The Cat’s ramen is a one pot dish (throw everything in … ).

Thought I’d try a “layered” dish today.

In the bowl.

Started with the broth. Simmered a little teriyaki SPAM from the previous post, added a salmon tail. Took the tail out and cooked tomato colored spaghetti.

Tomato Colored Spaghetti and Teriyaki SPAM

Tomato Colored Spaghetti and Teriyaki SPAM

Layered sautéed celery and Napa cabbage, deglazed with dark rum.

The Veggies

The Veggies

Added back  the tail.

Simmered Salmon Tail

Simmered Salmon Tail

Topped with pan-fried potato.

Bowl of Noodles

Bowl of Noodles

Probably won’t find this dish in any ramen shop. The Cat judged it yum. :)

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

Still on jury duty. Sigh. Maybe that’s why I feel the urge to chop vegetables, not in a Hannibal Lecter sort of way, more of a Martin Yan sort of way. Guess it’s become one of the ways for The Mouse to relax.

First time trying this.

Teriyaki SPAM!

Teriyaki SPAM!

Not just any type of SPAM, but teriyaki SPAM! Anticipating drool!

The Beast

The Beast

Darker than the regular variety (must be the teriyaki flavoring). We usually use the reduced fat and sodium variety, so I dare not use this in a sandwich. Probably use sparingly.

Sliced thin …

Sliced

Sliced

Used two slices and further cut them into “matchstick” size.

Potato, Onion, Celery, Chinese White Stemmed Cabbage

Potato, Onion, Celery, Chinese White Stemmed Cabbage

Cut everything else into “matchsticks”, pan-fried the potato first to brown. Threw everything else in and …

SPAM Chop Suey

SPAM Chop Suey

Voilà! Seasoned with a tiny bit of sea salt and turbinado sugar, and a dash of rum. The Cat liked (she ate around the onions), The Mouse unstressed. :)

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

One of the dishes I absolutely, positively love in Shanghai is tofu with hairy crab eggs. All the taste of crab, none of the work. Problem is whenever we order it, all of The Cat’s friends and relatives love it too. The Mouse usually gets a tiny little spoonful.

Anyway, I digress. The Cat was hungry tonight. The Mouse was feeling a little creative (a little bit of this, a little bit of that, hope for the best) ;)

A little soft tofu and two eggs (chicken, not crab) …

Tofu, Two Eggs

Tofu, Two Eggs

Scrambled Gordon Ramsey style via Yummy Lummy. Seasoned with a splash of rum, sea salt, and topped with …

Scrambled Tofu and Eggs, XO Sauce

Scrambled Tofu and Eggs, XO Sauce

XO sauce (thanks again Y, E, V and T (mother and father Z too)).

Parboiled Napa Cabbage and Baby Carrots

Parboiled Napa Cabbage and Baby Carrots

Sea salt and toasted sesame seed oil. As back-up singers. The Cat liked.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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