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A pit stop for The Cat and The Mouse between Kona and Hilo.


Quaint, rustic restaurant. Mix of tourist and locals. Menu reminded The Mouse of tourist menus back before the Hawai`i Regional Cuisine movement. Interesting.

Panko Crusted Fish Sandwich

The Mouse order. One of the better fried fish sandwiches in recent memory. Oven baked planks of potato.

Chicken Salad in Papaya Half

The Cat’s order. The Mouse remember small-mouse time on the menu. Wow!

Still “exotic”.

Highlight was the restaurant’s pies.

Mac-nut cream pies

Super old school, nothing wrong with that. Server gave us an extra piece because it was “damaged”. Hee hee. Score!

Oh! The Mouse had to show you the bathroom signs. Who said this place is a throwback to another time? For the reading and emoji enabled.



Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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In The Cat and The Mouse case, it was a 2.5-fer. The Cat suggested lunch at Orchids Restaurant. Entree plus appetizer or dessert for special price. The Mouse was a little hesitant. Smaller portions? Still hungry after?

But, try try.

Lobby Decoration

When the restaurant’s name is Orchids …

The Cat’s order.

Crema All’Aragosta

Kona Maine Lobster Bisque, Lemongrass.

What is Kona Maine? Dunno, tasted good.

Homemade Lasagnette

Fresh Chef Pasta, Kahuku Prawns, Scallops, Avocado, Lightly Spiced. Think deconstructed lasagna, The Cat kept thinking won ton skin. Look Funn noods? Hee hee.

The Mouse chose.

Fried Calamari

One of the best The Mouse has eaten, not greasy, super crispy. Nom!

Orchids Burger

8 oz. Prime Burger, Shiitake Sauté, Romaine, Tomato, Onion, Bacon, American Cheese, Guacamole. More nom.

Server suggested we cannot leave without indulging in their signature coconut cake. Twist our arms/paws.

Halekulani’s Signature Coconut Cake

Chiffon Cake, Coconut-Amaretto Cream.

A little on the pricey side for lunch, but not not “break the bank, OMG what were you thinking!” pricey. More affordable than dinner. Not everyday, but once in a while. Hope to be back in the not too distant future.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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Worked half day yesterday, long doctor appointment the rest of the day.

Pasta Samples

Microwavable pasta meals the warehouse is planning on carrying. Made in Italy. The Mouse thinks the risotto was the best.


At the hospital while waiting for appointment. Slow cooked brisket, guava bbq sauce, garlic mashed potato with skin on, steamed vegetables. Think well cooked pot roast. Yum!

Plan was to cook pork femur bone soup this weekend, warehouse guys couldn’t find the product. 😦

Head butcher said he’ll get me pig tails next week. 🙂

Have to wait and see.

This week, have to hunt for ingredients.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Mouse’s lunch yesterday.

Chili and Onions

Costco, across the street from the warehouse. Onions from the hot dog condiment stand there. Maybe The Mouse overdid it with the onions? There was a definite chemical reaction with the beans and the onions in The Mouse’s digestion. Whew!

On another note, noticed in the kitchen.

Container, Repurposed

Filled with M&Ms. Hmm kimchi flavored M&Ms. I wonder. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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First The Cat’s




Caesar Salad with chicken.

Now, The Mouse’s.

Tuna and Natto

Rhetorically, which would you choose? Hee hee.

Although, The Mouse did like his lunch but realizes it’s not for everybody.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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