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Old Menu :(

The Cat’s lunch with client.

Ever since The Cat returned from the French Quarter, she’s been jonesing for po’ boy sandwiches.

Planned on a “rich-boy” (Tempura Oysters & Shrimp, Pickles, Slaw, Yuzu Kosho Tartar), think “upscaled” “po’ boy”.

Client also wanted to try their crispy shrimp gyoza.

Turns out the online menu is old (at least two chefs ago), rich-boy no longer offered, and crispy shrimp gyoza for dinner only. Boo!

They “settled” with …

Chopped Salad

Bacon, Tomato, Avocado, Parmesan, Garlic Shrimp, Asian Goddess.

The Mouse didn’t taste, but kinda sad looking. Just my opinion.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower

Golden Raisin, Pine Nuts, Balsamic. Dunno about the taste, The Cat didn’t say.

Win some lose some. At least update the menu. Sigh.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Mouse knows, out of sequence.

Sunday dinner, Iron Chef’s new spot in SPAM Land.

Coaster

The Cat started out with one of Chef’s signature beers.

Morimoto Soba

The Mouse isn’t quite sure, but buckwheat is involved with the making of the beer. Easy to drink.

Spicy Hamachi and Spider Roll

Roast duck Caesar. Weird presentation, but when you consider it is Chef Morimoto, kinda fits.

Tableside presentation.

Tableside Presentation

Ingredients in takeout box, blonde anime server shakes box like making a Bond martini, and voila, “composed salad”. Hee hee.

Roast Duck Caesar

Romaine lettuce, cucumber, red onion, crispy wonton, watermelon radish, parmesan, caesar dressing.

The Mouse would order again, if just to laugh at the presentation. The Mouse still likes the Caesar at Michel’s, including presentation.

The Cat’s entree.

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Poached chicken breast, tumeric rice, ginger scallion sauce, chili sauce. The Cat thought good, but Chinatown is cheaper (but Chinatown chicken not “touched” by an Iron Chef).

Chicken Close Up

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Hainanese Rice Close Up

The Mouse ordered.

Mapo Tofu

Tobanjan, tofu, miso pork, scallion. Notice anything missing from the ingredient list? Sichuan peppercorn. Server explained might be too intense for some customers. Sigh, guess gotta go to Sichuan restaurant. Still, good comfort food, like getting Zippy’s vegetarian chili and rice. Hee hee.

Dessert.

Banana Pudding and Chai Tea

Housemade vanilla wafers, caramel rum pudding, chai bubble tea,

Strawberry Yuzu Sorbet

Sorbet was a winner! Definitely going back to order again.

Server also comped us a scoop of mango sorbet. The Cat has that picture on her phone.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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One of the few Saturdays that The Cat doesn’t have to go into her office. Rare lunch with The Mouse.

The Place

The Cat is a member.

Ginger Lemonade

With fresh grated ginger. Zing!

The Cat’s Blacked Ono Sandwich with Split Pea Soup

Not quite enough Cajun seasoning, slightly overcooked fish. Still, not too bad.

The Cat’s Fresh Fruit Crisp Ala Mode

Yesterday’s selection was apple and mango.

The Mouse’s BBQ Kalua Pulled Pork Sandwich with Salad

Celery seed coleslaw and fresh cilantro on house-baked bun.

If there is Kalua pork on the menu, The Mouse is there. Didn’t need the BBQ sauce tho’. Asked for sauce on the side. Prep is already mixed in. Minor.

The Mouse’s Blueberry Bread Pudding with Bananas and Caramel Sauce

Nom! Nap time!

Meditative Scenery

🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Yesterday was the first day The Cat could sleep in (need to recover from a brutal tax season). Impromptu “hunt” for food. First choice was a 2 hour wait. Nope.

The Cat has always wanted to return to Baci Bistro. Took a chance. One hour wait, unless we were willing to sit at the bar. Go for it.

Sat right in front of the cold prep station (think sitting at the sushi bar).

Produce

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Bar, Cold Prep, Kitchen

Super tiny space. One of the chef was even gracious to provide shaka. Hee hee.

Bruschetta

The Mouse thinks one of the better ones he has had in a while.

The Cat’s Risotto con Gamberetti e Piselli

Think Italian jook with shrimp and peas and cream and cheese. The Cat liked.

The Mouse’s Bucatini alla Puttanesca

With extra sauce (The Mouse is a product of public education). Hee hee.

Rustic, earthy, spicy, packed with umami (think Italian Ma Po Tofu, kinda). And the myth behind the recipe is interesting as well.

Yelp had a picture of Key Lime Pie. Wasn’t a dessert selection last night. The Cat sighs.

Chocolate Decadence Cake

The dense part they got right, tasted flourless to The Mouse.

Next time we go back, either make reservations, go earlier, or sit at the bar again. The Mouse wouldn’t mind sitting at the bar again, free kitchen and prep show. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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The Cat’s and The Mouse’s semi-regular Sunday visit to Ruby Tuesday in the mall.

This month restaurant is running a special on half rack of baby back rib. The Cat ordered. Usually comes with two sides but The Cat optioned the salad bar as one of her sides and a baked potato for the other.

Ribs and Potato

Kinda reminded The Mouse of Manago Restaurant on Hawai‘i. Hee hee.

The Mouse ordered his regular three sides and salad bar. The Mouse also choose a baked potato as one of his sides. Instead of sour cream, chives, and butter, The Mouse “raided” the salad bar.

Baked Potato, The Mouse Style

Mushroom, ham, bacon, and croutons (freshly made, still warm). The Mouse still eating weird. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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