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End of an Era





Hotel that the restaurant is located in wants to turn the space into a spa.

Dinner with The Cat’s brother.

Fish Egg Drop Soup


Stuffed Eggplant, Bell Pepper, and Tofu with Black Bean Sauce


Capitol Pork Chops


Tong Kong Spiced Chicken


Chinese Five Spice Sauce (for the chicken)


Bamboo Pith with Shanghai Cabbage

According to the hostess, they might be looking for a new location. Hope.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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Saw this place on former co-worker’s Facebook:


For geezers like The Mouse and The Cat, used to be the old Yum Yum Tree location.

Lunches are “not sit down service”. Order at the counter, pick-up at the kitchen window, find your own table, take-out boxes and plastic utensils. Dinner (I’m told) is sit down service.

The Cat ordered off of the daily special menu.

“Game Day” Special

First time (except for tempura) The Cat orders a plate with deep fried food (she saw soft shell crab). ­čÖé

Shrimp, fish, calamari?, along with the soft shell crab (two!), rice and salad. The Cat liked.

The Mouse ordered:

Portobello Mushroom and Vegetable “Burger”

On taro bun with fries. Well made.

Restaurant also has a poke counter.


Cute ya?

Mussel Poke with Sesame Seed Topping

Jus’ to try. Not bad. ­čÖé

The Cat approved a revisit in the future, maybe for dinner? Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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Dinner with The Cat’s consultant (one of many) and wife.

The Place

The Cat justified the cost, to date, consultant hasn’t charged for services.

Spinach Salad

Spinach, bacon!,┬átoasted nuts (walnuts? forgot), strawberry, feta. B’s wife was so impressed with the dressing, we asked server for recipe and server provided a printed copy kitchen uses. Yields three gallons. Hee hee.

One of the ingredients is Tabasco sauce. Restaurant provided the start.

Single Serve Tabasco

Cute ya?

Bone-in Ribeye Steak

Consultant’s order. Day special, aged wagyu. Super pricey, but considering he hasn’t charged The Cat, good deal.

The Mouse has to get a better phone/camera. ­čśŽ

King Crab Legs

Consultant’s wife order. So, as a couple, surf -n- turf. Hee hee.

Miso Butterfish

The Cat’s order. Dish was highly recommended by Yelp reviews, The Cat still prefers miso butterfish from certain sushi bars though. Guess something got “lost in translation”.

The Mouse ordered two appetizers for dinner, rather eat two smaller portions than one dish. Hee hee.

The “Surf”:

Ahi Katsu

And “the turf”:

Steak Lettuce Wrap

With onions and mushrooms. Think local style chop steak.

To finish off all those calories (although I think the consultant and his wife ingested the most), something light.

Raspberry Champagne Sorbet

Plus it was the only dessert that is non-dairy. Nice and refreshing to end the dinner.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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The Cat has had a string of “bad luck” with restaurant food lately. Last week, her luck did a 180-degree turn.

Shrimp Salad

TIGER SHRIMP & FARM TOMATO SALAD – watermelon, avocado, shaved Maui onions,
baby mizuna, feta cheese, Nicoise olives, tamari toasted pumpkin seeds, yuzu-papaya dressing.

The Mouse got a taste (The Cat bought home a mousey box) definitely yum.

Yesterday’s lunch.

Avocado Toast with Crabmeat
Roma Tomato Basil Soup

The Cat was happy.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Okay, continuing on.

California Estero Bay Abalone

Tender abalone pan saut├ęed & served with angel hair pasta, juliennes of zucchini, tomato arrabbiata & lemon caper butter.

First time trying non-Chinese style abalone for The Cat and The Mouse. A pleasant experience.

New York Caf├ę de Paris

New York steak on a bed of sweet Maui onions & roasted button mushrooms; served with Dauphine potatoes, snap peas & Cabernet reduction.

Palate Cleanser

Kalamasi sorbet with blueberry.

Tableside Dessert

Restaurant is known for their tableside dishes.

Bananas Foster

Chef Hardy even shared some mangoes with The Cat (he got a great deal, $1.oo each, he bought a hundred for the restaurant).


One last shot of sunset/city lights.

Waikiki Lights (as seen by The Cat)

As a bonus, The Cat may have picked up two new clients. ­čÖé

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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