Archive for May, 2019

Chef Needs This

Last time we were invited to Chef H’s house, he had The Mouse slice sausage. The only knife Chef could provide was a dingy multi-knife (Chef wasn’t in his own kitchen, place was down by the common pool). Eww!

The Mouse thinks he may have used it to … let’s not go there. Hee hee.

The Mouse and The Cat decided he needed a decent travel food knife.

Opinel Knive No. 10 with Corkscrew

Inexpensive, practical. Most importantly, not dingy.

We’ll see him tomorrow.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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One of those days, mainly, internet went down, and The Mouse had to get an MRI. But, dinner was good. Zippy’s.

Daily special.

Portuguese Bean Soup, Iced Tea


Chicken Long Rice, Brown Rice

Now, this dish was something. The Mouse doesn’t usually go for the chicken long rice (tends to be overcooked and the chicken dry — breast meat). The chef/cook did right. Thigh meat, nicely salted, shredded. Almost fooled The Mouse, could’ve been kalua pork. That good. Compliments to the kitchen.

Hope the put this on the regular menu.

Hopefully back to normal, but you never know.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Cat’s elusive search for good Hainan Chicken Rice. Lunch at King’s Restaurant.

Hainan Chicken Rice

With condiments. While the chicken was pretty good and the condiments were tasty, the rice was regular rice, not cooked in chicken broth/fat. The Mouse guesses The Cat has to take a trip to Singapore for “good” Hainan Chicken. Hee hee.

The Mouse ate.

Clay Pot Rice with Ground Pork and Salted Fish

Lots of rice! Vegetables were a good quantity, could’ve stood more pork and fish. Ratio was slightly off.

Quantity was sufficient for two more meals (doggie bag).

If you had a long weekend, was it good?

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The oxtail. Part II.

After the parboil (about 30 minutes), drained, cooled, and refrigerated.

Trimmed the outside fat (think fat cap).

Into the pot. Oxtail, tree ear fungus, heavy soy sauce, salt, pepper, sugar, vodka, orange extract, ginger. Slow simmer for about an hour, add peanuts, more slow simmer for another 90 minutes, add turnip and bamboo shoot, more simmer for another hour or so.

Braised Oxtail Stew – Asian Flavor

The Mouse style.

Right now, the stew is resting in the refridge for at least overnight to let the flavors and liquid soak and distribute.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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And so it begins.


Rinse the blood off, parboil to “clean” and to render some of the fat off.

Tree Ear Fungus

Also rinsed and parboiling. Not in the same pot.

It’s going to be a process.

The Mouse decided Asian style, the carrot and celery for Western style were too expensive.

Also planning to add bamboo shoot (canned), and maybe black-eyed beans.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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