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Not Following Directions

At least not to the letter (I’m one of those that will consult the instructions only after something doesn’t look right, oops!).

Someone gave The Cat’s mother a box of noodles.

Box

Box

The box is huge, five pounds, 40 servings.

Nutrition Info

Nutrition Info

According to the mother, the noodles were too hard for her to chew (she has bad teeth). She didn’t want the rest of the box and was only too happy to unload it on us (The Cat did offer to take it off her hands).

I figured I’d experiment on The Cat. Instructions said to boil for 9 to 10 minutes, I cooked it for 12 minutes.

Made a simple broth of dried mushrooms, dried seaweed, and a pinch of salt. Garnished the noodles with white stemmed cabbage, enoki mushrooms, and soy sauce chicken (also from The Cat’s mother).

Soy Sauce Chicken

Soy Sauce Chicken

Shan Dong Noodle Soup

Shan Dong Noodle Soup

Noodles are thicker than ramen but thinner than udon. The Cat didn’t seem to mind the thickness and texture.

When The Cat explained to her mother to cook it a little longer, the mother said she cooked it for over half-an-hour and it’s still to hard for her. What! Go figure. Sigh.

That’s okay, more of us to eat. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Swoon

Sam, over at Bonding Tool, posted this, I saw the picture of Dong Po Rou and I almost fainted. Had to satisfy my jonesing for pork belly, Dong Po Rou specifically. Except I don’t know if there are any restaurants that serve Dong Po Rou. Have to make do with what we got.

Lunch from Menchanko Tei (903 Keeaumoku Street, Honolulu, Hawaii). Two lunch special options, mini braised pork (kakuni) over rice with regular sized bowl of ramen or the opposite (regular rice bowl and mini ramen), went with the regular braised pork over rice bowl and mini ramen (was there any doubt?). 🙂

Kakuni Rice Bowl and Mini Ramen

Kakuni Rice Bowl and Mini Ramen

Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

Mini Ramen Bowl

Mini Ramen Bowl

The soup of the mini ramen was pork bone based, big yum. Ramen came with a thick slice of roast pork, can it get any better? 🙂

Socks came off, highly recommended. Happy Mouse. My only complaint is that the pieces of pork were not tied into little parcels (I’m kidding).

So, if you are so inclined to send The Mouse something for Christmas, birthday, or just because, no need for fancy or expensive gifts, just braise cubes of pork belly and tie them into parcels. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Quickies

No. Not that kind of quickies. Food kind. Hee hee.

Sorry, not too exciting today.

Had to go to The Cat’s office this morning, rushing to catch the bus back home. Picked this up on the fly.

Roast Duck Buns

Roast Duck Buns

Chinese-style sliders. Steamed mantou, hoisin sauce, roast duck (including skin), and green onions (aka spring onions or scallions).

Not bad, okay. mantou was a little thick for my liking, and the skin wasn’t crispy. But given the fact that this was prepacked, it was okay. Plus it was relatively cheap.

Tin

Tin

Herring Fillets

Herring Fillets

Afternoon  snack. Picked up  from Wal-Mart. Taste was a little spicy, I guess from the paprika. Fillets were huge, twice the size of sardines. I might pick more of this later. Little more expensive than the cheapo tins of sardines I usually pick up but still affordable.

Quickies for today.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Omiyage

Japanese, maybe Asian, concept of bringing a small souvenir back to share with co-workers and acquaintances. At least here in Hawai`i.

A friend of The Cat’s brought these back from Kyoto.

Box

Box

Story

Story

Cookies

Cookies

Candy dipped cookies, from left to right, green tea, chocolate, and strawberry.

Cute yeah? A little taste of Kyoto. And packaged so Japanese. Crunchy, sweet, and tasty.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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This past weekend we had lunch with some of our favorite people, our Auntie M (not from the Wizard of Oz) and cousins P & B. (Wouldn’t be great if they named their child starting with the initial J? Alas, they didn’t.) Uhm, sorry. After some thought, dim sum at Jade Dynasty in the mall. Now you know why I was looking for restaurants that served noodles.

Snow Mountain Char Siu Buns

Snow Mountain Char Siu Buns

I think that’s what they were called. Steamed char siu buns with a crunch top. How they did it, I dunno. Something different yet familiar. As often happens with this group, scarfing started before pictures. I have to learn to take pictures faster.

Savory Steamed Mochi Rice

Savory Steamed Mochi Rice

Imperial Taro Rolls with Meat

Imperial Taro Rolls with Meat

Again, the names could be slightly off. I wasn’t taking detailed notes. Too busy laughing (and eating).

Potstickers

Potstickers

I think made in-house. Definitely not the frozen type (too stuffed and juicy).

Garlic Eggplant

Garlic Eggplant

You may have noticed I posted the leftover before the fresh dish bass ackward I know.

Fried Beancurd Rolls

Fried Beancurd Rolls

Stuffed Tofu

Stuffed Tofu

Bamboo Pith with Vegetables

Bamboo Pith with Vegetables

Actually this was good, but my least favorite of the day. Not enough bamboo pith.

Braised E-Fu Noodles

Braised E-Fu Noodles

Some of you may have guessed why we had to order noodles. If not, here’s a few clues, we’re Chinese (if not in blood, in spirit), and noodles is a symbol of long life.

Steamed Beef Balls

Steamed Beef Balls

Like meat balls, not like bull’s balls. Hee hee. Mostly for P and The Mouse, we have to keep up our Neanderthal heritage. 🙂

Dynasty Mini Malasadas

Dynasty Mini Malasadas

Nothing like Leonard’s Bakery or Agnes’ Portuguese Bake Shop, but for Chinese-made, they represented well.

Egg Tarts

Egg Tarts

There were a couple more dishes, but, like the picture of the egg tarts and someothers, I was not fast enough. Sigh.

At the end of the meal, one of the managers serranaded us with singing that could compete with any of those talent shows on TV. Hee hee.

As always with this group. Laugh hard, eat harder. Healthy eating at its best. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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