A Riff on Loco Moco

The Mouse’s bowl, it had the “spirit” of a loco moco, just different. 🙂

Brown rice (instead of white), steamed egg (instead of fried), anchovies with oil (instead of hamburger patty with gravy). Mmm!

The Mouse acknowledges this might be an acquired taste (especially the anchovies), but The Mouse really liked.

And the steamed egg (three minutes) created a better “gravy” than a fried egg (squishier). Less clean-up too. Hee hee.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

No Recipe

Freezer and pantry. Elbow macaroni, frozen spinach, frozen tilapia. The Mouse tried to cook in one pot, ended up using two.

Steamed tilapia over elbow macaroni and broccoli. Salt and pepper to taste.

The Mouse thought about hot oil, but it would have been too much clean-up. Hee hee.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

Plant Butter

The Mouse bought.

Vegan butter. Coconut oil based.

The Mouse tried it.

Vegan butter on pita.

Hmm. Not quite butter, The Mouse is not used to the taste and mouth feel, definitely coconut, not butter.

Its okay, not super thrilled. Oh well, try try.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

BTW, if this post looks funny, WordPress doesn’t seem to allow me to edit in classic mode anymore, The Mouse really dislikes the changed format. Ugh! “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix!” At least before The Mouse could choose the mode. 😦

Boxed Food

Some of our recent take-outs. 🙂

From Chef P., dessert.

Tapioca Pudding with Berries

The Mouse thinks Chef made this for The Cat’s birthday (a couple of weeks ago), Chef forgot. The tapioca was more boba-ish (chewy) than tapioca (soft), but still appreciated.

Tamago, Inari, and Poke

The Mouse’s lunch yesterday, from the grocery store reduced section. Just stocked, totally worth it. Hee hee.

The Mouse went to the nearby mall to pick a card, decided to pick dinner at the food court, ramen shop ran out of rice (sigh), picked side dishes.

Pork Belly and Takana

Boiled a carrot, added wakame, angel hair pasta, topped with pork belly and takana (mustard cabbage cooked with sesame oil and a little shichimi togarashi (Japanese chili powder blend).

Bowl of Noodles (Pasta)

The Cat slurped.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

Breakfast Stew

Always on the menu at the neighborhood take-out, The Mouse was always curious, finally asked. “Mini” portion with two eggs. The Mouse happily ordered.

Breakfast Stew

The Mouse’s opinion, stew was not the greatest (wasn’t expecting), not bad, but the two eggs and the price (cheaper than a “mini” portion) made the order worth it. Also on the menu, breakfast curry and breakfast chili (available anytime). Might try the breakfast chili later.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

Seasoned Bamboo

The Mouse picked up a try try package from the Japanese grocery store.

Seasoned Bamboo

The Mouse wasn’t sure how to use, the ingredients seemed to point to the Japanese salty, sweet, umami taste so The Mouse used the package to base broth for The Cat’s soup. Added Shanghai cabbage for vegetable.

“Instant” Soup

The Cat didn’t seem to mind. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

The client that we visited the other day made an agreement (not sure of the details yet), to carry water attached to the Aquaman actor. A perfect product placement? Aquaman and water? Wow. Hee hee.


Because the food distribution permit is pending, client is not allowed to sell the cans yet, he’s been giving away the cans as “souvenirs” temporarily. The Cat and The Mouse each got a can.

On a separate note, The Cat sent The Mouse on an errand, near the chocolate shop. The Mouse made a pitstop.


Top row: pea berry coffee, middle row: matcha green tea and Hawaiian honey, bottom row: hazelnut. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

Mmm! Bahn Mi

Accompanied The Cat to a new client meeting. Lunch afterwards. Original plan was dim sum, but plans go awry. Waits for Olive Garden and CPK too long. Ended up at Vietnamese at the mall.

The Cat wanted spring rolls as appetizer.

Not quite enough lettuce to wrap, one short. The Mouse ate one deconstructed. Hee hee.

The Mouse ordered:

Bahn Mi

Usually, The Mouse does not have too much luck with pork belly outside, but this was the exception. Tender, tasty, just the right amount of rendered fat to enhance the bread. Next time, The Mouse is going to ask for more liverwurst spread. Mmm!

The Cat ordered:

House Special Pho

A lot of meat, The Mouse had to help. Happy to oblige. Hee hee.

For dessert:

Fried Bananas and Ice Cream

This was a good. The Mouse ate most of the fried bananas, The Cat ate most of the ice cream. Win win. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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