Archive for March, 2018

No, not the malicious kind. Slurpy kind. AKA The Mouse’s instant noodles.

Okay, not so instant, but fast enough.

No saimin in the freezer, soba instead, enough SPAM for each slurp of noodle, Szechuan preserved vegetable, no dashi packet (the SPAM and Szechuan preserved vegetable provided enough flavor to make the dashi), and frozen mixed vegetables (a nod to the vegetables in instant cup noodles).

The Mouse’s Bowl o’ Noodles

A dash of wasabi sesame seed at the last-minute. The Mouse thinks his brother from another mother, Mr. G first introduced The Mouse to these little sprinkles of wasabi wow-ness. Definitely not The Cat’s bowl of noodles. Hee hee.

Let the slurping commence. 🙂

Happy holiday, if you are so lucky.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Fried Rice

The Mouse kinda miscalculated and ran out of starch for The Cat’s bento today. A quick run up the street to the Chinese drive inn, L&R (yes, not a typo, not L&L).

Shrimp Fried Rice

In The Mouse’s opinion, second best to Kin Wah, next door.

Same set-up as previous post except for fried rice instead of sweet potato. Rice, bamboo shoot, Szechuan preserved vegetable, chickpeas, white stemmed cabbage, rib (and poached chicken drumstick) in separate baggie.

Enough fried rice to fill The Cat’s bento container and for The Mouse to “taste” a small portion. Nom!

And … since The Mouse was there …

Teri Chicken Sandwich

Hee hee. Generous portion of chicken. Double nom.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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A trip to The Mouse’s favorite bakery/breadshop. JJ2.

Square Bread

Got to the bakery a little late. Only a few packages left. The Mouse only needs one. 🙂

Pastry with Dried Pork Shavings

Saved for later. Maybe toaster oven on the weekend with a nice cup of tea. Hee hee.

The Mouse needed a little green for The Cat’s bento.

White Stem Cabbage

Cleaned, boiled, olive oil and salt.

Assembling The Cat’s bento.

Okinawan Sweet Potato and Chickpeas


Add Bamboo Shoot and Szechuan Preserved Vegetable


Topped with White Stem Cabbage

Not enough space for the protein.

Leftover Ribs

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Leftover hamburger from Sunday’s semi-regular visit to Ruby Tuesday.

The Mouse just added a little mouse flair.


With Szechuan pickled vegetable and shiso leaves. Yum!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Newly purchased cans in the pantry.

First the winter bamboo shoots.

Winter Bamboo Shoots

Not much different from other canned bamboo shoots as far as The Mouse could tell, maybe just a little denser than others (cold weather?)

Next, the Szechuan preserved vegetable.

Preserved Vegetable

Mustard cabbage hearts in spicy paste (Chinese style kimchi?).

Rinsed off the paste (at least that’s how aunty taught The Mouse), otherwise too spicy.

Preserved Cabbage

Thinly cut the bamboo and mustard cabbage.

Bamboo and Mustard Cabbage

Water, soba noodle, bamboo, preserved vegetable, frozen mixed vegetable, Kaua‘i sea salt, egg, toasted sesame oil (at the end). The Mouse’s recipe, throw everything in the pot and hope for the best.

The Cat’s Noodle Soup

The Cat slurped.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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