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Slow Food

Rainy day today. Good time to prepare “slow food”.

Boiled Peanuts

Boiled Peanuts

No gourmet preparation, water, salt, pepper. Simmer for three to four hours (until soft).

Bacon “jam”, one of my work in progress. This time, more like a ragout.

Bacon Ragout

Bacon Ragout

Bacon (naturally), diced onion, raisins, capers (with a little of the brine), Shao Xing wine, apple cider vinegar, turbinado sugar, and peanut butter. Kind of different than some of the recipes on the internet. No food processing or hand blending, all chunky baby! 🙂

Turned out pretty good. Toasted sour dough bread, the bacon thingy, tomato jam, and shiso leaves.

Mouse Food

Mouse Food

Probably will work on freshly cooked pasta too. Or with hot rice with an easy over egg. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Food Mash-Up

Brought in by a co-worker today.

Pork Adobo Manapua

Pork Adobo Manapua

Filled with pork adobo, not char siu.

Bite View

Bite View

Pretty good, not bad. Kinda used pork adobo with rice, an interesting change of pace. Not sure where he picked the manapua up from. Brought in one for each co-worker.

Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, still prefer the char siu manapua from Char Hung Sut. 🙂 Old habits die hard.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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A Quiet Sunday

The kitchen manager at the church puts out a jug of water available for the parishioners (and heathens like me). 🙂

She usually adds “stuff” to “perfume” the water (20/20 hindsight, I should have been taking pictures a long time ago, a little slow this time). This week it was cucumbers.

Cucumber Water

Cucumber Water

There were times that there were starfruit, oranges, and rose petals once (face plant, missed opportunity). Sigh. Oh well, lessoned learned. The cucumber was okay, the starfruit and orange weeks were better, the rose petal week was a little weird for me.

Nothing else happened (food-wise) today.

Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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Eating Through the Menu – Update

A post long in the making, took several months to get this far, several dishes still haven’t tried, mostly pasta dishes.

Chez Kenzo.

Pumpkin and Bacon, Sauteed with Garlic

Pumpkin and Bacon, Sauteed with Garlic

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Side Salad

Side Salad

House made dressing. Have to try and get the recipe.

Kim Chee Omurice

Kim Chee Omurice

With side salad, side kim chi, and miso soup, all included.

Up Close

Up Close

Happy Mouse

Kenzo Burger

Kenzo Burger

Naked. Supposed to be covered. Notice the side of yuzu pepper?

Demi Glace

Demi Glace

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Up Close

Up Close

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Poke Bowl

Poke Bowl

Comes with side salad and miso soup. So far, my least favorite. Hot rice, cold poke, not a good combination.

More Chicken Bao Buns

More Chicken Bao Buns

Chefs having trouble with bao buns. Either too old or not steamed enough. Maybe they don’t have a proper steamer utensils (bamboo baskets for example). I have a hunch they are trying to microwave the poor buns.

Yuzu Pepper

Yuzu Pepper

Must. Steal. Recipe. 🙂 I know, I’ll trade them a bamboo basket steamer for the recipe. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Char-Siu Don

Or, another pork bowl. This time from

Menu

Menu

(835 Keeaumoku Street, Honolulu, Hawai’i) The restaurant’s theme has something to do with a pirate chef character or something. Known for their Jiroku Ramen or hell ramen (as in spicy as h___?)

Not that crazy … yet. I was drawn to the place not for their ramen but for their char-siu rice bowl. I know, was supposed to be exploring different noodles, but in reality, still a rice Mouse. 🙂

Condiments

Condiments

Garlic puree, soy sauce, spicy oil, vinegar, pepper.

Garlic puree

Garlic puree

Freshly made.

So, the char-siu don.

Char-Siu Don

Char-Siu Don

Served in a large mug, cute yeah?

Top View

Top View

A good amount of rice, topped with diced char-siu pork (Japanese-style, not Chinese-style). Not bad. Since I love garlic (and onions), I doused my food with the freshly pureed raw garlic, about a third of the pot. I probably could breathe on any vampire and scare them (actually, in my case, it would probably be more farts than my breath, sorry TMI). 🙂

Restaurant has its own hellfire challenge.

Hellfire Challenge

Hellfire Challenge

Finish one of their jiroku ramen bowls within 10 minutes and its free, otherwise its $12.50. No thank you, I like my tastebuds and stomach too much. 🙂

Might go back to try some other ramen dishes though.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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