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The Cat wanted noodles today. Neighborhood chop suey.

The Cat ordered.

Wor Won Ton Soup Funn

The Mouse ordered.

Soft Won Ton Mein with Gravy

We also ordered

 

Kau Yuk

And

Stir-Fried Bitter Melon with Fermented Black Beans

You’re probably thinking too much food? You would be right.

Most of the kau yuk, bitter melon, and some of the look funn is going toward The Cat’s lunches for the next couple of days. Just add rice. 🙂

The Mouse catches a break in the kitchen. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Pork Dishes

Pork dishes we’ve eaten this week. Not planned, just happened.

"Korean" Pork

“Korean” Pork

Brussel sprouts and carrots as vegetable. From the campus cafeteria. Not bad, was able to snag a few pieces with fat. Mildly flavored.

Roast Pork

Roast Pork

From the grocery store on the way home. The Cat’s lunch. Brown rice and mixed vegetables. Gravy over everything. 🙂

"Char Siu" Pork

“Char Siu” Pork

Also from the grocery store (the pork). Microwave package rice (brown rice, quinoa, garlic), and frozen mixed vegetables. Chinatown is better, but less convenient.

Made it over the hump. It’s downhill from here. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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It’s been a bit of awhile since I’ve used the Martha (our cast iron slow pot). The usual suspect (pig foot). A slight riff on the “classic”.

The Main Attraction

The Main Attraction

 

The Supporting Player

The Supporting Player

Normal prep. Par-boil food, rinse and separate pieces, into the Martha with dried shiitake, brown ale, ginger, vinegar. Slow simmer for seven to eight hours.

Brown Ale Braised Pig Foot

Brown Ale Braised Pig Foot

Wasn’t trying to make soup, although there is a bit of soup. Aiming more toward meat for The Cat’s home bento. Not sure if the soup jelled, will check later.

As a preview, The Cat’s dinner last night.

Seaweed and Pig Foot Soup, Steamed Okinawan Sweet Potato, Boiled Napa Cabbage and Turnip

Seaweed and Pig Foot Soup, Steamed Okinawan Sweet Potato, Boiled Napa Cabbage and Turnip

The Cat said “おいしい“.

The Mouse said “ありがとう“, please enjoy, (bow). Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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One Pot …

Back to a one pot dish (skipped a couple of weeks), some for The Mouse’s dinner, some for The Cat’s lunch. Keeping it simple.

Sliced Pork Belly

Sliced Pork Belly

From the Korean grocery store.

Turnips

Turnips

Again from you know where.

Blanched Pork Belly, Kimchi

Blanched Pork Belly, Kimchi

The Cat says turnips and pork is a classic combination in Chinese cooking.

Turnips, pork belly, red miso, gojujang (from my Bibimbap lunch), leaf kimchi (just a little bit), water, soju.

Low temp simmer.

Turnip and Pork Belly Stew, Miso and Gojujang Flavor

Turnip and Pork Belly Stew, Miso and Gojujang Flavor

First day taste was a little “interesting”. Today, the flavors mellowed and combined. Yes!

Bowl of rice, stew (with gravy). Perfect.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Kinda scary, “children of the night” begin to come out.

Tried a chicken dish couple of months ago at a banquet at Golden Palace in Chinatown. The Cat was impressed. Went back last night for a revisit.

Da Place

Da Place

Some parts of Chinatown is going through a revitalization. Hip and trendy restaurants and bars are opening up attracting the younger crowds. Not at this restaurant and not at the location. But … maybe for the food?

The chicken from the banquet was a special order. Boo! Boss lady offered something similar using free range chicken.

The Chicken

The Chicken

Not sure the cooking nor the seasoning method. Not bad. The Mouse’s pet peeve with Chinese chefs is their fowl carving “modus operandi” – chop and hack (The Cat doesn’t mind, The Mouse on the other hand …). Chicken had good taste, just hard to maneuver around the bones.

The Cat and The Mouse do not live by chicken alone.

Added a “casserole”.

Pig Feet Cassorole

Pig Feet Casserole

Again, pretty tasty, could’ve cooked a little longer for The Mouse’s taste. Overall, not bad, the gravy was awesome.

And a vegetable.

Chinese Broccoli with Garlic

Chinese Broccoli with Garlic

Tempted to order a noodle dish, but with the gravy and all, plain white rice instead.

Steamed Rice

Steamed Rice

Dishes were “on the bone” more us The Cat’s alley.

The Carnage

The Carnage

The Mouse had to satisfy his sweet tooth after dinner.

Baked Red Bean Bao and Egg Tarts

Baked Red Bean Bao and Egg Tarts

Would we go back? Probably, but maybe next time wear hazmat suits and assault vests (I’m exaggerating of course). Uhm, maybe.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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