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The Mouse tries tamale for the first time.

Tamale Plate

Nom! The Mouse likes wrapped food, lau lau, pastele, jung, etc. Tamale fits right in. Yay!

At the same time, The Cat tries horchata for the first time.

Horchata

Kinda like Mexican soy milk? Without the bean taste, The Cat likes.

Now for the rest of the week.

Smoked Pork Cheek

One of the butchers at the warehouse caught a wild boar, a very invasive species here in SPAM Land. In his spare time he smokes meat. The Mouse was lucky to taste the cheek portion, very yum.

The Mouse finally picked up pork bones, order was last week but the warehouse couldn’t find the package, ugh. Head butcher reordered and repackaged. There was supposed to be tails in the mix. Very little tail portions, mostly ribs and backs. Lotsa soup coming. The Mouse will try and salvage tail portions for a cooking experiment.

9 Pounds of Bones

Finally, The Cat picked up a package of mini naan from Costco.

Mini Naan

The Mouse used whatever available and made a ham, apple and shiso mini naan “soft taco” sandwich.

The Mouse’s Dinner

The Mouse forgot a little smidge of mustard, next time.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Still waiting for a neighborhood Mexican place to open, they moved almost a year ago and are still in the process of opening. Sigh.

Trying another Mexican place, a little further, good reviews.

The Place

A little pricey, but, try try.

The Mouse wanted to try tamale for the first time (must be good if anything like pastele), but alas, sold out. Frown.

Ordered the chile verde instead.

Chile Verde

Very well made, not too spicy, The Mouse added hot sauce.

The Cat ordered a fiesta bowl with carnitas (she didn’t know what carnitas was).

Carnitas Fiesta Bowl

Spanish rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, salsa, and of course carnitas. Think Bibimbap. The Cat likes. A definite reorder.

The Mouse may even order a fiesta bowl next time too. Very “festive”. Hee hee.

Finished with their churro dessert.

Churro and Ice Cream

Yum.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Taco Friday

Hmm, The Mouse missed it by a couple of days. Hee hee.

Doctor appointment and errands after work. The Cat attending a dinner. The Mouse on his own hunting for food.

Taco “shack”.

Storefront

The Mouse just made it in time before closing.

The taco plate.

Two Carnita Taco, One Ground Beef Taco, Rice and Beans

The taco, especially the carnitas, fantastic. Slightly spicy, in a good way, tender and moist. The rice and beans were alright. Priced decently. Definitely will return.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Mexi Bowl

The Mouse wanted Mexican flavor.

A detour on the drive home.

Sign

Kinda hole in the wall-y.

Menu Board

The Mouse ordered a “Mexi Bowl”, Mexican rice, pinto beans, onions, cilantro, salsa verde, cheese, sour cream, and your choice of meat: beef, carne asada, or carnitas.

The Mouse’s Mexi Bowl

Of course, The Mouse went with carnitas. Well made, carnitas tender and juicy, flavors well made. Next time requesting more onions and cilantro. For non-consequence enjoyment, The Mouse nixed the sour cream and cheese.

Layered View

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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Coastal Mexican?

The Cat and The Mouse played “tourist” for last Sunday dinner (since Monday was a no-work day). Tried new-ish Mexican place in Waikiki. Supposedly specializing in “Coastal Mexican” cuisine (more fish and seafood?). James Beard recognized chef.

Just made it for happy hour.

Chips, Salsa, Guacamole

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The Cat’s Frozen Watermelon Margarita

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Taco Assortment

Smoked Chicken, Mole de Tamarindo

Slow-Cooked Pono Pork Cochinita Pibil

Local Catch of The Day ‘al Pastor’, Pineapple

Mercado Chopped Salad

Queso Fresco, Tortillas, Avocado, Frijoles, Romaine Crispy Garlic.

Fresh Warm Cinnamon Churros

Honey, Salted Caramel.

Kinda pricey for the meal, but, in Waikiki, “tourist” prices. Missing was The Cat’s favorite beans and rice.

Try try.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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