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The Mouse rushed out yesterday to get blood tests, today is a holiday. On the way home, The Mouse stopped into a modern Japanese deli for food (The Mouse had to fast overnight before the blood test). The Mouse thinks modern because the deli’s focus is more on musubi than typical okazu-ya food (teri beef, shoyu chicken, nishime, etc.).

Breakfast Bento

Covers many of The Mouse’s food groups, Portuguese sausage, SPAM, eggs, rice, and takuwan for the vegetable representation. Hee hee.

Picked up something for The Cat.

Salmon Belly

The Cat ate if for dinner. The skin wasn’t crispy like Chef H, but The Cat liked anyway. The Mouse made leftover rice jook with celery to accompany the salmon skin.

Ahi Cakes

The Mouse’s dinner, with the leftover baked potato from the burger meal the other night.

All in all good eats.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse


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Awhile back, The Mouse bought three packages of Japanese pickles packed in miso. The first package was total failure. Too salty, too hard (eggplant pickles). The other two packages sat in the refridge awaiting their fate.

Last night, The Mouse made luncheon meat (not SPAM, sigh) sliders, ran out of his favorite wine and herb pickles, give a package of the Japanese pickles another try.

Luncheon Meat Sliders


Japanese Pickles Package

This package contained eggplant (again), turnip, and cucumber.

First rinsed the vegetables thoroughly of all the miso marinade. Boiled the eggplant twice, soaked the turnip and cucumber in plain water for about 20 minutes.

Turnip and Cucumber



1000 percent better. The eggplant was softer, chewable, and everything was less intensely salty. The eggplant went into The Cat’s pork belly and vegetable soup instead of salt. The eggplant provided a nice flavor to the soup and pork.

Pork Belly

The turnip and cucumber went well with the sliders.

Japanese pickles in miso puzzle solved. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Leaving work, half-day. The Mouse feeling a little drained. For one of the few times, The Mouse interest in food was waning. Luckily on the way home is a Japanese style delicatessen. The Mouse’s interest perked up. Hee hee.

The Mouse’s Take Out

Onigiri, inari, braised eggplant, shoyu pork, nishime. A good balance of starch, veggies, and meat.

The veggies will help move things through The Mouse’s system and the pork definitely help healing. Hee hee.

The Mouse couldn’t finish the pork and part of the nishime. Maybe in a future home ramen bowl?

Enjoy the weekend!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Yesterday was a good day for eating. The Mouse stayed late at work (on a Friday no less) … but The Mouse ate “well”.

Breakfast, same as yesterday. Oatcake and coffee.

Warehouse supplies the workers with coffee, but the selections can be a bit harsh at times. The nearby 7-Eleven has a 20% Kona blend, mellower.

Lunch was a tiny bit of a splurge. Japanese delicatessen.

“Mini Plate”

Shiso onigiri, kakuni (three big pieces), and tamagoyaki. The Mouse was happy.

Norma Desmond Shot

Pork was well cooked. Not soft, but fall off the bone texture.

The Cat’s lunch at one of the Irish pubs in town. Owner’s wife makes fresh pie only on Friday.

Shrimp and Crab Melt

The Cat’s sandwich, came with a side salad.

Berry Pie

The Cat brought home a slice for The Mouse. Not too sweet, lots of berry taste. Nom!

A good eating day for The Mouse.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse (and partly The Cat)

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That funny time between Christmas and the new year. The Mouse “volunteered” to go into work yesterday. Ugh!

A little treat for himself for that “offer”.

Inari, Shiso Onigiri, Hot Dot, Tofu Patty, Corned Beef Hash Patty (Mostly Potato, in a good way)

To top off the day, The Cat brought home leftover dessert.

Mixed Berry Pie

Super ono!

Overall, The Mouse had a good day food-wise. Weekend-wise? At least yesterday? Not that great. But, got some work done with less interruptions.

Any plans for new year eve? The Cat and The Mouse are still trying to decide.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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