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Sunday “Habit”

No, not the nun kind of habit.

Our “usual” Sunday. Wake up, go to farmers market, buy bananas and papayas, do weekly marketing at the grocery store, lunch or dinner at either Ruby Tuesdays or Zia’s Cafe.

This week it was Zia’s. And … both The Cat and The Mouse tried something different from their “normal” orders.

The Cat’s

Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Artichoke, peas & sun dried tomato cream sauce on penne. Not much artichoke, everything kinda blended in. The Cat thought could be tastier.

The Mouse ordered

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

w/ garlic. white wine & marinara on penne.

The Mouse is still getting used to “al dente” pasta, soooo used to public school cafeteria pasta. Hee hee.

Dinner ended with

Mac-Nut Bread Pudding with Caramel and Chocolate Sauce "Ala Mode"

Mac-Nut Bread Pudding with Caramel and Chocolate Sauce “Ala Mode”

And lots of lactose pills (for The Mouse). Sorry, TMI 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Cat worked late tonight. Plus trying to clear the refrig.

The Cat's Bowl

The Cat’s Bowl

Since The Cat likes “squishy” food, ancient grain “jook”, leftover pork chop, white stem cabbage, dried seaweed.

The Mouse not that enthused with “squishy” food.

The Mouse's Plate

The Mouse’s Plate

Ancient grains, smoked pork, pan charred celery, egg, and white stemmed cabbage garnish.

The Cat and The Mouse each like their respective dishes. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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According to the internet, yesterday was National Bacon Day, not to be confused with International Bacon Day (September 2nd).

I usually don’t follow these things, but it’s bacon!

Breakfast, from Zippy’s

Mini Breakfast

Mini Breakfast

Brown rice, one scrambled egg, two bacon (crispy). Nothing fancy, just something to kick start the day.

Wanted to try a place off Ward Avenue, for their lilikoi BLT, on the edge of Kakaka‘ako but there was a line out the door, and no place to park.

Ended up at the mall at La Palme Dʻor for one of their croissant sandwiches. They were sold out of BLT, so got a prosciutto sandwich as a substitute.

Prosciutto, sun dried tomato, argula

Prosciutto, sun dried tomato, argula

Whole wheat croissant.

And to wash it down

Iced Matcha Almond Mild Latte

Iced Matcha Almond Mild Latte

Dinner with The Cat and The Mouseʻs massage therapist. No bacon planned, but …

Roasted Pork Belly instead

Roasted Pork Belly instead

Close enough right?

The rest of the meal.

Fried Tofu and Choi Sum

Fried Tofu and Choi Sum

 

Chicken Dumplings

Chicken Dumplings

 

Steamed Fish Filet

Steamed Fish Filet

 

Stuffed Eggplant

Stuffed Eggplant

 

Char Siu Chow Funn

Char Siu Chow Funn

Itʻs New Yearʻs Eve here at SPAM Land, must be already New Yearʻs where ever you are, unless youʻre in SPAM Land, so Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you peace and all the best.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Friday night, trying to decide where to eat. Thought about ramen. The server at the ramen shop either very angry or does not know customer service. Acted like she was doing us a favor. Walked out without even sitting.

Now what?

Either Korean, Zippy’s, high-priced Japanese, or Thai. Kinda did the Korean, Zippy’s and Japanese … Thai it is.

Menu Cover

Menu Cover

Place has been around for years. Guess the front and The Mouse’s uncertainty of Thai food didn’t encourage us to try before. But sometimes, the door less opened beckons. Wow, philosophical … must be that last brownie (JUST KIDDING!) 🙂

Walking in feels like grandma’s garage go converted to a restaurant. Dunno, just a thought. Thai dancer dolls on display, blue and white patterned dishes all shelves, and a mini waterfall display kinda in the middle of the dining room.

Mini Waterfall Diorama

Mini Waterfall Diorama

What? Your grandma’s house doesn’t look like that? Hee hee!

Vegetable Pad Thai

Vegetable Pad Thai

We ordered mild.

Spicy Eggplant Tofu

Spicy Eggplant Tofu

 

Panang Curry Chicken

Panang Curry Chicken

Curry, peanut, and coconut milk.

Firtst time in a long time The Mouse actually liked Thai food. Either he is broadening his taste buds or the food was good (maybe a little of both). The Mouse would not object to returning again.

The Cat's hot water service

The Cat’s hot water service

Blue and white patterned dishes, fancy yeah?

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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HNL>>PVG via NRT

The Cat went to visit her elderly relatives (before they become ancestors, if you catch my drift). Last dinner at SPAMland.

Menu

Menu

 

Chopsticks

Chopsticks

One of the reasons the place was picked was because The Cat likes the bathroom, alas, the woman’s restroom just had a regular WC (must’ve broke and been replaced).

Luckily, the man’s side still had the technology.

Self-Flushing Stand Up

Self-Flushing Stand Up

 

Basin

Basin

And the star of the room.

Japanese Style Combo

Japanese Style Combo

 

Control Panel

Control Panel

Okay, now that’s out of the way …

Eggplant and Dried Bonito App

Eggplant and Dried and Shaved Bonito App

The Cat ordered.

Nabeyaki Udon

Nabeyaki Udon

 

Tempura on the side (so not soggy)

Tempura on the side (so not soggy)

The Mouse ordered.

Unagi Chiraishi

Unagi Chiraishi

As a bonus, there were young Szechuan peppers in the rice.

Rice with Szechuan Peppercorns

Rice with Szechuan Peppercorns

And something sweet to end the meal.

Green Tea Ice Cream Stack

Green Tea Ice Cream Stack

On to Narita.

Layover Udon

Layover Udon

Then to Shanghai. Arrive to heavy rain.

Dinner with The Cat’s friend at the hotel.

Shoyu Fish (I think)

Shoyu Fish (I think)

 

Mochi Stuffed Lotus Root

Mochi Stuffed Lotus Root

 

Bamboo Shoot and Mushroom Soup

Bamboo Shoot and Mushroom Soup

 

Pea Shoots

Pea Shoots

 

Steamed Fish

Steamed Fish

The Mouse’s food, not so spectacular. Maybe post about it tomorrow.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse (and The Cat)

 

 

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