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King Cake

Apparently, someone sends one to the office every year the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.

King Cake

King Cake

First time trying for The Mouse.

Mouse Piece

Mouse Piece

Kinda like a coffee cake. Cake was good, topping was a little too sweet. A cup of coffee or black tea would have been great.

Not sure what the significance of King Cake is and how it relates to the Easter. More research needed.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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It’s been a bit of awhile since I’ve used the Martha (our cast iron slow pot). The usual suspect (pig foot). A slight riff on the “classic”.

The Main Attraction

The Main Attraction

 

The Supporting Player

The Supporting Player

Normal prep. Par-boil food, rinse and separate pieces, into the Martha with dried shiitake, brown ale, ginger, vinegar. Slow simmer for seven to eight hours.

Brown Ale Braised Pig Foot

Brown Ale Braised Pig Foot

Wasn’t trying to make soup, although there is a bit of soup. Aiming more toward meat for The Cat’s home bento. Not sure if the soup jelled, will check later.

As a preview, The Cat’s dinner last night.

Seaweed and Pig Foot Soup, Steamed Okinawan Sweet Potato, Boiled Napa Cabbage and Turnip

Seaweed and Pig Foot Soup, Steamed Okinawan Sweet Potato, Boiled Napa Cabbage and Turnip

The Cat said “おいしい“.

The Mouse said “ありがとう“, please enjoy, (bow). Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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Steamed Buns!

Hee hee!

Picked up from the Korean grocery store.

Steamed Brown Rice Buns

Steamed Brown Rice Buns

Ingredients include “raisin” and “walnut”. Turns out, the label wasn’t a typo.

Inside Shot

Inside Shot

I think the bun had one raisin, and part of a walnut. At least the label wasn’t lying. Hmm.

No matter, the bun was still tasty. Texture between Chinese bao and whole wheat dinner roll.

Try try. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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One Tastebud at a Time

Yesterday’s “epic” izakaya experience. At least for The Cat’s consultant’s new “friend”. Our favorite izakaya here in SPAMland.

Menu Cover

Menu Cover

Sushi Izakaya Gaku. The Cat said the kanji means “joyful”. And eating here has been. Very.

The consultant’s friend is new to Japanese food, so we had to “go easy on her”. No super exotic dishes.

Sake

Sake

 

Deep Fried Fish Bones

Deep Fried Fish Bones

 

Tamagoyaki

Tamagoyaki

 

California Roll

California Roll

Because … California roll is “safe”. 😉

Ikura Zushi

Ikura Zushi

One “regular” (on the left), and one using salmon for the wrap. Because the consultant’s favorite sushi ingredient is ikura. He was impressed.

Hamachi Kama

Hamachi Kama

The Cat likes.

Hamachi Nigiri

Hamachi Nigiri

The Cat also likes.

Gyūtan (牛タン)

Gyūtan (牛タン)

The Mouse likes.

Yamaimo, Ume, and Shiso Makizushi

Yamaimo, Ume, and Shiso Makizushi

Try try … very refreshing, cleans the palate. The Mouse loves.

Kurobuta Sausage with Cheese

Kurobuta Sausage with Cheese

Just in case the friend needed something “familiar”. To give her credit, she was a real trooper and was willing to try almost anything.

Spider Roll

Spider Roll

For dessert …

Japanese Custard

Japanese Custard

 

Yuzu Sorbet

Yuzu Sorbet

And

Match Ice Cream

Match Ice Cream

Both consultant and friend were impressed.

The Mouse’s job is done.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Eatin’ Light-ish

Dinner at an izakaya! Can’t wait. Takes a bit of planning, eating-wise.

Breakfast.

Microwave Rice

Microwave Rice

With seaweed and shiso furikake, see the pattern? Looks like one of those color-blind tests. Hee hee.

Lunch.

Fruit

Fruit

Cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, and grapes. Because.

Anticipation!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

Oh yeah, happy Friday!

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