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I think many cultures/cuisines have some form of stuffed baked pastries. These are what The Mouse grew up with.

Chinese Hand Pies?

In SPAM Land, we called them “soo”. Not sure if it’s Cantonese or local mispronunciation of the Chinese language.

The Mouse had an errand in town yesterday, and since the Chinese bakery was “walking distance”, picked up a “sampling”. 🙂

Sorry, no “bite views”, too messy. Hee hee.

Char siu, turnip, taro. Yum!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Kinda cleaning out the phone.

The Cat’s Soup

The turkey wings bought from Chinatown? (See previous post) A little too tough. Make soup. Hee hee.

White beans, seaweed, Napa cabbage, celery, dash of apple cider vinegar. Slurp.

As a bonus, the soup slightly gelled (collagen). The Cat was happy.

Mini Moon Cakes

Also from the Chinese bakery (see previous post again). Black sugar and lotus paste.

Black Sugar and Lotus Paste

Ate ’em at the office, with coffee, not tea. Desk food, not slow food. Sigh.

Finally, One of my favorite sandwiches.

Liverwurst and Radish Sandwich

The Mouse doesn’t get to eat liverwurst very often (cholesterol and all that), maybe with a glass of red wine to counterbalance? Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Last night’s dinner.

The Cat’s Tray

Boiled dumplings, boiled turnip, seaweed and soybean soup, and vinegar for dipping.

Mooncakes

Kinda bite sized.

Half View

I think this one was red date.

The Mouse had a few dumplings then ended with a sandwich. Hee hee.

Headcheese sandwich

Simple, bread, butter, headcheese. Yum!

Happy belated moon festival!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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Old School Lunch Counter

Stopped in here (The Mouse’s chiropractor doctor is nearby) to get a couple pastries, some for The Cat’s grab-n-go breakfast for the week, some for The Mouse. Hee hee.

Menu Cover

Since The Mouse was there … might as well get lunch. Hee hee again.

Counter View

No tables, counter dining only, like the old time diners. Several years ago, fine dining restaurants in SPAM Land touted a community table. Nothing new, these lunch counters are the original community tables. Everything old is new again. Hah!

Lunch Combo Special

Grilled chicken (meh), grilled mahi (awesome), white rice, lettuce and tomato salad (with dollop of mayo). The only thing missing is food is not on a blue plate. Hee!

Plate comes with bakery specialty butter roll.

Butter Roll

Sliced in half, grilled on the flat top, with the bakery’s famous/infamous neon radioactive jelly (The Mouse’s description). Breaking it down, The Mouse thinks the jelly is fruit punch syrup with gelatin. Just a thought.

Butter Roll Prep

Even the uniforms are a bit retro (or maybe never changed at all).

Oh, and the take home pastries?

Box

For The Cat: cornbread, blueberry and almond danish. For The Mouse, bear claw, and tuna and ham bun (last night’s dinner). 🙂

The Mouse’s spine got adjusted, lunch counter plate lunch, butter roll with glow in the dark jelly, pastries for the near future. A good day. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Or dumpling dipping sauce.

First, from JJ2 Bakery. The Cat picked up for The Mouse’s breakfast.

Pork Floss Bun

Think if char siu and pork jerky had kids. Hee hee.

Nom View

Perfect for desk eating. Not as juicy as manapua, but workpapers and fingers stay cleaner. Hee hee.

New store next to JJ2 Bakery: Hawaiian Sweet Potato Factory.

The Cat bought to try try.

Aloha Pie

Got a little damaged in the unpacking. Sweet potato, coconut, pineapple. Good, a bit overpriced for the slice.

Lastly, the last avocado from neighbor.

Avocado

Instead of citrus/shoyu (ponzu), did apple vinegar and shoyu (think gyoza dipping sauce). The Cat liked.

🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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