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The Mouse had a doctor’s appointment, nothing serious, think Dr. Pimple Popper stuff. Ick.

After, The Mouse hunted for bread. Failed. One bakery closed on Tuesdays, one lost its baker and sold, The Mouse couldn’t find parking at the last one. Ugh!

By then, The Mouse was hungry. The edge of Chinatown. Noodle shop. Years ago, in-house hand made noodles. The Mouse thinks the thing that cannot be named took a toll on the small shop. Still there but a little dilapidated, just a little. Same owners I think.

Won Ton Mein

Noodles and won ton hand made.

Noodles

Mmm! Good stuff.

The Mouse ordered a take-out for The Cat (one of the reasons The Mouse chose this place).

Braised Beef Tendon Bento

The Mouse brought his own container. Lotsa food. The Mouse took a taste. One of the best tendon dishes. Flavorful, soft, and squishy. The Cat agreed. πŸ™‚

Stay safe, eat good.

The Mouse

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The main reason The Mouse ventured into Chinatown over the weekend was to pick up bamboo shoots in chili oil for The Cat.

Bamboo in Chili Oil

The bamboo gets her through late nights with noodles or jook.

The honey vinegar is from one of The Cat’s clients, locally made by one of the university campuses.

Part II of the dim sum haul The Mouse consumed.

Egg Tart, Char Siu Puff

The Mouse had the steamed dim sum for lunch (perishable), and the baked dim sum for dinner (less perishable and easier to reheat in the toaster oven). Nom.

On Friday, The Cat brought home a mixed berry pie slice for The Mouse.

Mixed Berry Pie

The Mouse likes the mixed berry pie the best among the variety that the Irish pub offers. πŸ™‚

The slice is big enough for The Mouse to spread the eating over a couple of sessions. Hee hee.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Wall Art and Dim Sum

After doctor appointment yesterday, The Mouse did a quick run into Chinatown.

Wall art in front of the parking space.

Wall Art

Kinda creepy. But one of the details caught The Mouse’s eye.

Detail

The “why” boggled The Mouse’s brain, but the drawing of the baby pig was kinda cute.

Moving on, since The Mouse was in Chinatown, did dim sum take-out. Picking up dim sum was not The Mouse’s initial purpose for heading into Chinatown.

Steamed Char Siu Bao

Regular dim sum restaurant char siu bao. Standard dim sum restaurant char siu bao. On hindsight, The Mouse should have gone to Char Hung Sut to pick up char siu bao, but The Mouse wanted to stay in Chinatown as little time as possible, he is still a little paranoid about the pandemic and crowd contact.

Assortment

The meatballs were saved for The Mouse’s bento tomorrow the siu mai, the shrimp dumpling, and the chive dumpling were eaten fresh along with the char siu bao with jasmine tea. Nom.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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The Cat’s Lunch

Running errands, no home bento.

Duck Look Funn Soup Noodle

Nice picture.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Mouse had to satisfy his “dumpling” craving. The Mouse had a “forced” half day off. HeΒ  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. πŸ™‚

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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