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So, my voice is still not at 100 percent. The Cat has been drinking a lemon and honey in hot water combination and suggested I start too. Just so happen, we had to pick up something from one of the big box stores, we also picked up a five-pound bag of limes. It was cheaper than a five-pound bag of lemons (we’re so pake).

Honey and Limes

Honey and Limes

The honey is from a local trusted source. There’s so much doubt about honey from other sources. It’s a little more expensive but we did save a bit on the limes. Plus, the honey is supposed to act as an antiseptic.

According to one of the chefs, I should also add brandy to the mix. Dunno about that one.

I started this regimen on Monday. My voice is slowly getting back to normal. I sometime still have a “bedroom” voice. 🙂

According to some websites, I should continue this tonic even when I’m back to normal, to get a natural shot of vitamin C.

Enjoy. Drink well.

The Mouse

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Just some food related stuff I happened to stumble upon while surfing.

Bacon Roses

Bacon Roses

(http://madaboutyoulady.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/bacon-roses/)

Can you imagine? Pork and romance in one package. I’m all in. 🙂

This next one is for my cuz’ B.

Here's Your Sign

Here’s Your Sign

(http://cheezburger.com/7689167872)

Just because. 🙂

And last but not least.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

(http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/04/25/a-tragic-but-kinda-funny-case-of-tattoos-gone-wrong-but-why-oh-why-did-this-happen/)

(http://weknowmemes.com/2013/04/chicken-noodle-soup-chinese-tattoo/)

The literal translation is “chicken noodle soup” (confirmed by The Cat).

I hope the person really likes chicken noodle soup and did not want something like “beautiful”,”goddess”, or some other lofty characters.

If I were to ever get inked, I would probably get something like “Pork Belly Rules!” with this avatar.

No, not planning to get inked any time soon, just sayin’. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Shiso Leaf Drink

While we were away, our shiso plant kept growing (duh!). Some of the leaves got a little too big (read too tough) to eat. I was picking them and using them to fertilize the plant until I came across this post (http://justhungry.com/fresh-shiso-leaf-tea) to make a drink out of the leaves.

Instead of making green tea this morning, I made the shiso infusion.

Shiso Leaves

Shiso Leaves

Shiso Infusion

Shiso Infusion

Nice fragrance, minty taste, not bad. I’ll try this again, but for now, I prefer to infuse mint leaves over shiso leaves. Maybe I’ll try the shiso and tea combo.

Thanks for the tip Maki.

Enjoy. Drink well.

The Mouse

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So, yesterday, we had to do some shopping. Lunchtime came around and we were not near The Cat’s office nor Chinatown (our regular eating areas). There was a Chinese buffet place we used to go to but their prices have gone up at least 50 percent (no longer a good deal). There was a newish Korean cook-your-own place that was just a little less expensive, Yakiniku Camellia Buffet (4510 Salt Lake Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii).

I didn’t think The Cat would go for the yakiniku place, too much meat, too much beef, not  enough veggies. In addition, at other yakiniku places, she doesn’t like the old cooking smell that sometimes accumulates when cooking on an open grill. But this place has large exhaust hoods over each table and it’s still kind of newish (less residue build-up).

Meat!

Meat!

Kal-bi, Bulgogi, and chicken. The only pork they had was spicy pork, too spicy for our taste.

Other Stuff

Other Stuff

Bean sprouts, choi sum, fried chicken, imitation crab and broccoli salad, pickled onions (yum), fish jun, fried mondoo, etc.

Two noteworthy things came out of lunch. One, The Cat likes kal-bi, more specifically, the kal-bi bone portion. Usually, after about one piece of meat, The Cat starts fussing about too much meat, but yesterday, she downed about three or four pieces of the bone portion of the short ribs (kal-bi), I think it was a record.

The other noteworthy item was my taste of spicy miso paste.

Spicy Miso Paste

Spicy Miso Paste

Surprisingly, I have not tried this before. I think it’s miso paste and chili. Not real spicy, Just right. Did not use it on the meat (it was already seasoned enough), but with the fish jun, fried chicken, and white rice. Quite addictive. My new favorite dipping sauce.

Big Mahalos to J. at http://yijihae.com/ for solving yesterday’s mystery. The sweet rice water drink is called shikhye  식혜.

From The Cat, the Chinese fermented rice dessert is called jiu niang 酒酿.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Does anyone know what this is called?

Whatzit?

Whatzit?

It’s Korean in origin, it’s made with rice and water, it’s sweet. It’s similar to a Chinese fermented rice dessert (I dunno what that’s called either, have to ask The Cat later, it’s one of her favorites), but it doesn’t taste as fermented or alcoholly (is that a word?).

We had some today with our Korean lunch (more on that next post).

Xie xie in  advance.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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