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The Mouse rushed out to an early doctor’s appointment yesterday. Everything seems okay, not normal normal, but okay. Doctor is satisfied.

Since The Mouse was near Chinatown, early, and found parking …

Yum cha time!

A little too early for some of the restaurants, still sleeping. Hee hee. Luckily, one of our old standbys opens “early”. Yay!

Early Bird Special

And, offers an early bird special.

Salted Pork and Preserved Egg Congee


Fried Dough


Char Siu Bao


Jasmine Tea

Hmm, what’s in The Mouse’s future. Hee hee.

To the special, The Mouse added.

Stuffed Bean Curd Skin


Custard Tart

The Mouse took home some of the char siu bao and custard tart to share with The Cat.

Needless to say, The Mouse nommed well.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse



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Fruit salad.

Honey Dew Melon, Berries

Pre-cut, from the grocery store, for convenience.

Fried Rice

Take out joint in the neighborhood.

The Mouse’s Mess

Fried rice, natto, Vienna Sausage, liverwurst. Nom and yum! πŸ™‚

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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One of the mochi from last week.


Filled with red bean, pretty normal, but here’s the kicker, mochi was studded with ume! Awesome! Think asian flavored sea salt caramel. It’s that good. Maybe even better! πŸ™‚

I know, Christmas still days away, but The Mouse bought little somethings for himself (and the kitchen).

Wood Composite Spatula, Folding Knife

The Mouse has been wanting to try one of the wood composite utensils for a while. The cheapo wooden utensil we usually buy gets beaten up pretty fast.

Oftentimes when The Mouse attends gatherings/potlucks/parties, he ends up helping prep or “food service”. Not that he minds but sometimes a small knife is needed and none to be found. The Mouse picked up an inexpensive Kershaw to use as a carry “prep” knife. Just so happens Kershaw is connected with Kai knives who produce the Shun line of knives. Just another useless trival tidbit roaming around in The Mouse’s head. Hee hee.

Jury still out about the knife. Definitely usable. But perfect? Not sure yet.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Road Not Traveled

The Mouse’s car stuck. Towing company failed to show. The Cat picked up The Mouse. Too late to cook at home. Plate “lunch” nearby The Mouse’s workplace.

Stir-Fried Veggies with Rice

The Cat’s. She’s trying to get her weight down.

Chop Steak

The Mouse’s. Turned out very nice. Seasoning was a little Mongolian Beef-y than Chop Steak-y but still good.

The Mouse wouldn’t mind returning.

Diagnosis on The Mouse’s wheels? Battery.

Where’s the pink bunny when you need him? Too busy playing his drums. Sigh.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Cooking Again, Somewhat

The Mouse finally feeling he can cook again. His joints were kinda not cooperating for awhile. Even with the meds, pain was irritating. Guess the meds took a bit to take effect.

Sliced Pork Belly


Spa Treatment aka Marinating

Water, liquid smoke, salt, whiskey.

Stir-Fried/Braised Pork Belly with White Stemmed Cabbage and Turnip Greens


Stir-Fried Pork Belly with Mustard Greens

Yay! The Mouse’s kitchen is semi-open again. Hee hee.

The Mouse won’t be breaking down pumpkins or sides of pork any time soon, but at least he can lift pots and knifes for a short time. One step at a time. πŸ™‚

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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