Archive for May, 2018

Noodle Fusion?

On sale at the local drug store.

Japanese noodles, Chinese flavors.

Beijing Flavor


Sichuan Flavor


Guangdong Flavor

Should be “interesting”.

Changing the subject. The Cat’s lunch (with an elementary school classmate).

Oxtail Soup with Tendon

Even when eating out The Cat likes soupy, collagen-y dishes. Go figure.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Lunch with a former co-worker on Monday.



Fish Tacos


Grilled Fish with Papaya Avocado Relish

Friend is originally from San Diego and is a Mexican food aficionado. She gave her stamp of approval.

The Mouse would’ve usually ordered the carnitas but thought to eat lighter. Hee hee.

Trying out new dried noodles from the grocery store.


No soup packet, not fried.

The Cat’s Green Vegetable Soup Noodle Bowl

Green noodle, soy bean, cucumber, bamboo shoot, poached egg.

Toaster Ovened Asparagus

For The Cat’s bento. Olive oil, sea salt.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse



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New-ish noodle spot recommended by one of The Cat’s acquaintances.


Gourmet Sichuan Noodles. Possibility of “it’s gonna be spicy”.

Placemat designed to be kinda like an FAQ.

Sichuan (Szechuan) Spice Profile

Numb tongue agent.

Drink of Choice


“Fire” Control

Actual “fire” control “equipment”.

The Mouse’s


The Cat’s

Felt kinda underdressed, should’ve worn our Mao jackets. 😉

“Fire” Control Liquid

On to the food.

Steamed Egg & Minced Pork

Not spicy. Really good. The Mouse wished there was a baguette around to dip. A small amount of spice in this dish would’ve been appreciated. Hee hee.

Restaurant does not have spice/sauce on the table to “add your own”. Maybe The Mouse should’ve asked. Still, an order again item.

Bone Soup Noodles with Fried Egg

Another dish not spicy. Good taste. The Mouse is taking notes for when he makes his own bone soup.

Chili Oil Won Ton

Okay definite presence of Sichuan peppercorn. Tongue is numb even though we ordered “mild”. Good thing the other dishes were not spicy and could offset the won ton. Still an order again possibility (although The Mouse thinks there is a non-spicy option (won ton in bone soup?))

For some reason, as The Cat and The Mouse age, we seem to tolerate spice a little more than when we were younger, go figure. No not fire-breathing dragon breath kind of heat, but a little more than before.

The Cat approves returning.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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Back to the semi-regular routine. Farmers market (papaya, banana, sometimes ginger). This week added a turnip, eggplant, cucumber, and guava. Then, a visit to Ruby Tuesday.

Salad Bar

The mushrooms top left added to The Mouse’s sandwich.

Grilled Chicken Sandwich – Deconstructed

Chicken went home for The Mouse’s dinner. 🙂

The Cat’s Ribs

Plated in the Manago Hotel style. Hee hee.

Half went home for The Cat’s future bento.

The Cat’s noodle bowl was an impromptu “throw everything into the pot” kinda deal.

The Cat’s Noodle Bowl

Soba noodles, cucumber, wakame seaweed, Kaua‘i sea salt, and an imperfectly poached egg.

This week’s soup/bento protein.

Pig Foot

Getting harder to find chicken feet. Grocery butcher can’t get the supply. No matter The Cat likes pig foot too.

Simmered overnight.

Pig Foot Bone Soup

Water, whiskey, vinegar, Chinese red dates, and the foot.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Memorial Day 2018

The Mouse

(Picture source: http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/battlefield-cross)

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