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Archive for March 20th, 2012

Two weeks ago, The Cat and I tried out the “New” Panda Cuisine Restaurant (see here) (641 Keeaumoku Street, Honolulu, Hawaii). The $7.99 price lunch specials are so reasonable that we’ve gone back every weekend since. The Cat has gone for lunch during weekdays too. We wanted to get in on the price before management wises up.

So the weekend previous, two of us, three plates.

House Special Dish

The first time The Cat ordered this, it was all vegetables, this time the dish included fried fish cake. I ended up eating most of the fishcake, not one of The Cat’s favorite foods. Yesterday, The Cat ordered it again for lunch and there was pork with the vegetables. I guess “house special dish” is like a “daily special” kind of thing.

Shrimp with Scrambled Eggs

The Cat counted nine large shrimp. The Cat was happy.

The best dish so far (readers that have dietary restrictions may want to look away now).

Pork Belly with Preserved Vegetables

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG! Nom Nom Nom! Braised until it’s fork tender (or in this case, chopstick tender). The pork absorbed the flavor of preserved bean curd, preserved vegetables, soy sauce and sugar. The socks flew off. Made it on my last meal list.

Okay, you can open your eyes now.

Price includes rice (all you want) and soup.

Rice

🙂

Pork Bone Soup with Dried White Stemmed Cabbage

Last weekend, we asked my aunt if she wanted to try. And the fest continues.

Eggplant and Minced Pork with Garlic Sauce

Pan Fried String Bean with Minced Pork and Pickled Olive

I think the kitchen forgot to add the pickled olive, oh well.

Crispy Deep Fried Bean Curd with Three

The menu didn’t specify three what. We ordered it anyway. Turned out, it’s shrimp, fish filet, and mushrooms. A nice surprise.

My high point for this lunch.

Oyster with Ginger and Green Onion

Deep-fried oysters, pan-fried green onions, and deep-fried ginger chips. The oysters were good, but the green onions and ginger went exceptionally well with steamed rice.

This time, soup was pork bone with  lotus root.

Soup

Sorry, not a good picture, can’t see anything. Trust me, it was good.

We’re hoping to go back a couple of more times, before management wises up (Shhh, don’t tell them). 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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