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Puzzle Eats

Food that reminded The Mouse of puzzles.

Salmon Tic-Tac-Toe

The Mouse had in mind something else for lunch but the meeting ended too early and time was too early for the tea house to open. The Mouse was thinking about the Taiwan pork floss omelet sandwich but ended up with the tic-tac-toe instead. A good substitute. 🙂

The other day, The Cat had an event that needed her office building’s security/maintenance personnel assistance. To thank them she picked up pastries for snacks. She also picked up for her office minions.

Pastries

The Cat brought home the double chocolate coffee cake (bottom right) for The Mouse. Is it only The Mouse or does the arrangement kinda look like a Tetris puzzle piece? Hee hee.

Be safe and well.

The Mouse

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Fish Fry

Grocery store sold out of the bento The Mouse was looking for, visited two in the neighborhood. “Settled” for a container of fried butterfish.

Fried Butterfish

The Mouse thinks pieces are “leftover” after the filets are used for bento. The Mouse tried a piece, super crispy, almost like a chip. Not bad.

“Assembled” The Cat’s bento, rice, roasted yam, scrambled egg, fried butterfish, and boiled Napa cabbage. The Cat will report feedback.

Be safe and well.

The Mouse

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The Mouse bought The Cat a bento from the grocery store last week. Timing was off. Bento went into the freezer.

Tic-Tac-Toe Bento

Maki sushi, sesame mochi balls, pickled cucumber, simmered burdock root, potato croquette, fried gyoza, steamed rice with furikake, inari sushi, and butterfish.

Yesterday, The Mouse thawed out the bento, packed the rice and butterfish into her bento today (she can microwave it). The Mouse lightly steamed the maki sushi and inari sushi and lightly toasted the potato croquette and sesame mochi ball for lunch. The gyoza, burdock, and cucumbers went into The Cat’s chicken foot (one foot) soup.

The Cat comes home for dinner since tax season is taking a break. “Light soup” is the special of the day.

One chicken foot, wood-ear fungus, fresh ginger, and coconut vinegar to simmer. Soba noodles and white stem cabbage just before service, The cucumber, burdock root, and gyoza to finish.

Chicken Foot Soup

Oh yeah, a splash of whiskey to get the soup happy. Hee hee.

Be safe and well.

The Mouse

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The Cat’s Food

Assembled by The Mouse.

Soup

Leftover oxtail soup from the weekend, The Mouse added carrot and wood-ear fungus. Add noodles when microwave, office dinner. 🙂

Bento

Messy but tasty. Mostly leftovers, rice, sweet potato, oxtail meat, Napa cabbage, fried egg (yolk broke, sigh).

Not much happened with The Mouse, SPAM sandwich (posted before), miso vegetable soup (posted before).

The Mouse heading out for an errand for The Cat, Maybe an interesting lunch, maybe.

Be safe and well.

The Mouse

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Dunno if it is the season but The Mouse has been eating more fish (not canned sardines or tuna) lately.

Fish Filet with Choi Summ

One of the lunch specials from the neighborhood chop suey. Price slightly reduced with rice included. The Mouse thought the fish would be steamed, but turned out fried. Still tasty, although The Mouse would probably not order too often.

Salmon Bento

Although The Mouse shared a portion with The Cat, The Mouse ate the majority.

Butterfish Bento

The Cat’s lunch.

All of the meals were kinda cheap eats, especially in light of the recent rise in turmoil.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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