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The advantage of going to the grocery store late. Markdowns!

Mapo Tofu and Rice X 2

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Red Velvet Pudding Cake

Everything for a penny less than five bucks! The Mouse’s dinner last night and lunch today. Pake eats! Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Mouse running errands after work yesterday, The Cat left work relatively early. No time to prep and cook. Quick run to Pan’s Kitchen (new favorite cheap eats spot) for dindin.

Front

Notice the breakfast special in the window, offered all day.

Shoyu Pork Bowl with Egg, Broccoli Extra

The Cat’s order, she said not bad, but The Mouse’s simmered pork belly much softer and juicier.

Breakfast Special

Rice, two eggs, corned beef hash, The Mouse’s order, with ketchup, sriracha, and shoyu accompaniments.

The Cat still doesn’t understand how The Mouse can eat breakfast for dinner, dinner (leftovers) for breakfast. To The Mouse, food has no time table, food is food. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Okay, finally got all (I think all) of the pictures. Since it’s a perceived milestone birthday (for Aunty M), The Cat wanted to go to someplace different (and maybe special).  Lunch reservations at Yauatcha Waikiki, specializing in dim sum and tea.

Front

 

Entrance Decoration

 

Dessert Display

 

Macaroons

 

Interior

Now, this ain’t your typical Chop Suey joint, think fusion between a higher-end dim sum establishment and a European night club.

Condiment Set-up

Chili oil, chili paste with anchovies (or could be dried shrimp, XO sauce?) pickled cucumber (these knocked The Mouse’s sock off), and soy sauce.

Jasmine Tea

Very nicely fragranced (perfumed?).

Har Gau (Shrimp Dumplings)

 

Bamboo Dumpling

 

Crab and Kalo (Taro) Croquette

 

Prawn and Crispy Beancurd Cheung Funn

 

Roast Duck Pumpkin Puff

 

Pak Choi with Ginger

Another winner! Definitely order again. Perfectly cooked and seasoned.

Of course, birthday meal, have to have noodles.

Three Mushrooms Hand Pulled Noodle

Another dish The Mouse would be happy to order again.

Raspberry Delice

Raspberry, Manjari chocolate, lychee. Presentation and taste. Nom!

Rich and decadent. Perfect for b-day.

Complimentary Dessert

Matcha green tea, lavender vanilla, and I forgot the last flavor. Aunty M was full.

Wrapped up for later

Aunty M, you da bestest. Happy b-day!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

 

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A spontaneous “eat out” suggestion by The Cat. Just made it to one of our current favorite neighborhood spots, Zia’s (on the dot). Server could have said we were too late (wouldn’t have faulted her, traffic was terrible), but she gave us a ten-minute window to order past the happy hour close (extra tip).

In the rush, The Cat ordered the appetizer.

Prosciutto Wrapped Melon w/ Honey Balsamic Glaze

Prosciutto Wrapped Melon w/ Honey Balsamic Glaze

The Cat not used to fruit and cured meat together. Not her palate. That’s okay, The Mouse deconstructed it, ate the fruit for dessert, took the Prosciutto for lunch. Win-win.

Since no time to prep The Cat’s lunch, ordered a little bit more for planned leftovers.

Tomato, Basil Soup

Tomato, Basil Soup

Happy hour price, $1.00 for a cup!

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Mixed greens, bleu cheese, pear, mac-nuts, red onion, red wine vinaigrette.

Penne Primavera

Penne Primavera

Zucchini, mushrooms, beets, bell pepper, sun-dried tomato pesto.

The Mouse’s, see, still on track with the “eat more veggies” goal. 🙂

The dishes with the goal of taking home for The Cat’s lunch.

"Chef's Vegetables"

“Chef’s Vegetables”

And.

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

At the end, I think we saved at least $6.00 at happy hour prices. Good deal!

One more day until the weekend, woo hoo!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Just a few random pictures, The Cat’s eats in China.

Noodles and Vegetables

Noodles and Vegetables

 

Black Rice Jook, Lotus Root, and Vegetables

Black Rice Jook, Lotus Root, and Vegetables

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse (and The Cat)

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