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Saturday schedule, super whacked. Late afternoon lunch after dropping off presents. The Mouse wanted something simple. Palace Saimin all the way across town, way too far (with Christmas shopping traffic). Ended up here.


Another fifty-year plus establishment.

The Mouse opted for a local fave combo.

Smalll Saimin with Vegetables


Hamburger Deluxe

Why we in SPAM Land eat these two dishes together? Dunno. but that’s the way it is. Hee hee.

Oh, and in keeping a theme running. This place also had a little pond.

Koi Pond

Smaller number of koi, cute. No fish food though. Sigh.

Oh, and if you look closely at the first picture, notice the help wanted sign. Looking for all positions, no experience necessary. Maybe The Mouse will apply for something in the kitchen. Hee hee.

Hope your holiday season has been happy so far.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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Unplugged, Part II

100 years young!


Started in 1917

Part of Manago Hotel, Captain Cook, Hawai‘i.


Notice the basin next to the door? Make sure to wash hand before eating. Hee hee.


Possibly food selection has not changed, just the prices. Still reasonable though.


Family style.

Rice and tea

Teapot? Super old school.


Genmaicha. Yum!

The Cat’s Opakapaka

100 years? Plating is for foufou eaters. Hee hee.

CB’s NewYork Steak

He liked.

The Mouse’s Miso Butterfish

All the dishes, nothing fancy, just fresh, honest food, cooked well. The kicker? The Cat would return. 🙂


Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Tommy's Coffee Shop

Tommy’s Coffee Shop

In a basement of a medical building. In a hallway. No seating, two folding chairs to wait while your order is prepared. A cut-out window to order.

Doctor’s appointment today, Tommy’s Coffee Shop. They used to run a lunch wagon near the office I used to work at, father and son. The father passed away, and his son and daughter continued the lunch wagon. The son (brother) left to become a sheriff and it was too much for the daughter (sister). The lunchwagon disappeared and the daughter went back to the medical building to help the mother. I used to frequent the lunchwagon pretty often back in the day.

The medical building is kinda out of my way, but since I had an appointment in the building around lunchtime … 🙂

Lau Lau, Shoyu Chicken, Brown Rice, Mac Salad, and Banchan

Lau Lau, Shoyu Chicken, Brown Rice, Mac Salad, and Banchan

Lau Lau Detail

Lau Lau Detail

Pork a tad too lean for my taste.

Mac Salad

Mac Salad

Luckily there was mac salad to provide “lubrication”. I wanted tossed salad, maybe the order got lost in translation.



The banchan was a pleasant surprise, they were never offered on the lunchwagon. The food was as I remembered it many years ago. Portions still the same. Price went up a little bit (to be expected), give them a tenner and got back a decent amount of change. Food’s not gourmet, but homestyle cooking, old school way. And for that, socks off. 🙂

Have a good weekend.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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