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The Mouse had to satisfy his “dumpling” craving. The Mouse had a “forced” half day off. He  didn’t know he had a “float” day from the warehouse, “use it or lose it” by the end of the year. Although the holiday season is “dark”, supervisor allowed two half days.

The Mouse headed to Chinatown, Hunan restaurant for dumplings!

Won Ton Soup

Way better than PF Chang’s, but still kinda meh. Not bad won ton still better than none. Hee hee.

Steamed Dumplings

Pretty good, maybe a little too much garlic? The vinegar dip complimented the jaozi well. 🙂

For a change up in texture, The Mouse added eggrolls. I know, not “Chinese” food, but The Mouse wanted something crunchy.

Eggrolls

Fried to order, crunchy like glass and lava hot. Nom!

Oh, and the fig and nut bread from yesterday?

Fig and Nut Bread Toast

Nice, just a hint of sweet and the right amount of nuts for The Mouse, The Cat on the other paw would probably want more nuts.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Chinatown haul, not much, just a couple of items.

Chinese “Bacon”

After rice is steamed, place a few slices over rice, steam for a couple minutes, nom!

Salted Dried Fish

The Mouse wanted the fish bottled in oil but shopkeep said she doesn’t carry anymore, sometimes the oil spoils. Good to know. The packaged ones are going to take a bit of prep, but again, over steamed rice, chicken, or vegetables, oh so ono. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Another lazy Saturday. The Mouse played around with sliders.

Tulip Slices on Bao Bun, Dinner Roll

I know, I know, it’s not SPAM. The Mouse has a perfectly reasonable explanation. The warehouse had a couple cans in the kitchen, co-worker wanted to use half. The Mouse took the other half.

Sliced them and dry fried. The Mouse thinks the dinner roll was a better platform for the “luncheon meat”. But after all, it’s all about the pickle. Hee hee.

The Mouse finally made it to the mall to start Christmas shopping, yikes! to be honest, already did some on-line. More comfortable.

But, on-line, there are no snack opportunities. Hee hee.

Taiyaki

Made fresh and hot! Yay! The Mouse went with the traditional red bean filling.  Nom!

Nutella would be too rich and the other filling might have dairy. Sorry, TMI.

The Mouse also stopped in Chinatown. Later on that.

But, saw a sign of hope. The old Wo Fat, the restaurant, not the Hawai‘i Five-O villain, had fallen on hard times since the restaurant closed, used to be a fave for special occasions small kid time.

Sign, The Past

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Sign, The Future?

Realistically? The Mouse is not expecting the old restaurant to return, but hope they do the location respect and the flavor that it used to be. But who knows with government? projects. For now, the initiative is started. Can only wait and see.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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New place in Chinatown.

Sign

The Cat wanted to try.

Highpoints.

Kau Yuk with Taro

Pretty good.

But The Mouse really liked.

Tea Smoked Duck

Definitely would go back for the duck. Smoky, no fat (rendered during the smoking process?), tasty.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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By Request

Some farmers market and Chinatown shopping. Farmers market for cassava/yuka root, for co-worker (no pic, it’s a root, not too interesting). 🙂

Chinatown for The Cat. Our supply of chili bamboo ran out.

But first, The Mouse had to eat. Just had to. Two of the dim sum joints on The Mouse’s list were overflowingly crowded. The Mouse’s fault for arriving in Chinatown at 12:00 noon. Humph.

Ended up at an “old school” Chinese restaurant. I think at one time the restaurant was “new school” but with time, the restaurant became “dated”. That’s okay, food still satiated The Mouse.

Dim Sum!

Dumplings and Lion’s Heads. Nom!

Of course, to The Mouse, eating dim sum not complete without egg tarts.

Egg Tarts

Again, decent/passable to satiate The Mouse. Best egg tarts though were from a “street vendor” with a little heated cart selling in the corridors of the Shanghai subway system. Nom!

The Chinatown haul.

Chinatown Groceries

Chili sauce, Sriracha, Chili Bamboo, Grass Jelly (individual cups), and Sardines (Moroccan Spiced) to try try.

And since The Mouse was there, and the shop was open …

Manapua

From Char Hun Sut. For later, comfort food to the max! Happy Mouse.

And, for The Cat’s bento(s) …

Roast Duck

Good for a couple day’s bento.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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