Archive for October 21st, 2012

Just a few plate “lunches” we’ve had recently.

First off  The Cat’s dinner at the food show this past weekend.

Sari Sari

A “vegetable” stew/soup of Filipino origins. Not sure if it’s authentic Filipino fare or something that morphed here in the islands. A variety of vegetables cooked with roast pork, shrimp, and assorted ingredients. I think Filipino style chop suey. The dish came with pancit noodles, two lumpia, and rice. The Cat ate most of the vegetables, the noodles, and the rice, left me with the lumpia and the roast pork to finish. Poor me, poor me. 🙂

The other plate “lunch” was from Kaneohe Best Shrimp & BBQ (46-022 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, Hawaii).

Pork Jun

I’m not a big fan of the normal meat jun (thin slices of beef dipped in an egg batter and pan-fried). The beef is sometimes chewy. This was the first time I saw pork used in this preparation. Far better (but you know I’m more of a pork mouse than a beef eater). The pork was tender and tasted marinated. Two pieces, the sides were pickled seaweed, tofu, burdock root, and kimchi. At least half of the rice got put away for later. One sock came off.

Okay, three posts in one day. A biggie for me. Going to nap now. Have another soft opening at the vegan/raw restaurant this evening. Last one before the grand opening.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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More Noodles

So, last night, after the food show, The Cat wanted something a little soupy. On the way back to our car (parked at her office to save on parking fees), a Korean restaurant, Yuchun (1159 Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii), which advertises black noodles. Okay, something different to try and post about.

The Cat orders rice cake soup.

Rice Cake Soup

Beef broth, rice cake, bits of beef, and an egg.

I was the guinea pig.

Black Noodle Soup (Warm)

Beef broth, black noodles (made with arrowroot), bits of beef, and an egg.

Black Noodle Detail

I think the traditional dish is cold, but it was too late for cold food. Not bad, chewier than wheat noodles, probably would order it again (maybe the cold version next time).

The banchan was not too exciting.


Pickled Cabbage


While the socks did not come off, the dishes did fill the criteria of hot (temperature), soup, and noodles. Somebody told us that there are other Korean restaurants with better black noodle dishes, may have to check them out.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Did you know The Cat likes noodles? Especially noodles in soup. Not sure if it’s the soup part of the noodle part she likes more.

Two of her recent bowls.

Udon Noodles Gomoku Soba

This bowl was from the Shirokiya department store at the mall. Besides the noodles, there was a piece of fried tofu, an egg, and some greens. She said it was okay, but overpriced.

Noodles at Home

Look funn noodles, fried tofu strips, frozen soy beans, and a dash of sesame oil. Simple at probably a fraction of the cost of eating out.

I think as long as there’s enough soup for the noodles, The Cat is happy.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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