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One-Pot No Recipe

Pork squash soup/stew. Not sure the origins of the dish. The Mouse suspects (but not confirmed), Filipino in origin.

From the farmers market.

Chinese Squash

From the grocery store.

Thick Cut Pork Belly

Think really thick bacon slices (raw ingredient).

Everyone into the Pot

Pork, squash, ear tree fungus, dried shiitake mushroom, salt, water, shoyu, splash of Crown Royal Apple Whiskey (Hee hee).

Braise for approximately 30-40 minutes.

Pork Squash Braise

Liquid kinda evaporated, not much soup nor “stew”. Still have a small winter melon in the refridge and half of the pork in the freezer for another try.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Shoyu Pork

Near perfect pork belly slices from the Korean grocery store.

Pork Belly

Almost like a siren calling, had to get ’em.

Par-boiled, washed. Water, shoyu, dark shoyu, sugar, liquor. Slow simmer for two hours.

Shoyu Pork!

“Like buttah”. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Eatin’ @ The Street

Monday’s activity.

Since we kinda sorta were in the vicinity.

Location

The Cat tried the ramen stall

The Cat’s Ramen

With “ginger chicken”. The Mouse had a taste, tasty, but not much ginger. Maybe the kitchen toned the flavor down for the masses.

The Cat did rave about the soft cooked egg though.

Soft Cooked Egg

She said almost had the texture of Chinese salted egg.

The Mouse tried the “smoke” stall.

The Mouse’s Plate

Pulled pork, papaya slaw, rice, “burnt ends” mac ‘n’ cheese. The pulled pork was a substitute for The Mouse’s original order of crispy pork “al pastor”. The pork and slaw were okay. The Mac ‘n’ cheese saved the day. The sauce with the mac ‘n’ cheese was tasty. Even then, the sauce kinda overwhelmed the “burnt ends”.

The Mouse is not so big on barbecued pulled pork, he rather have kalua pork (or Chinese roast pork, with crispy skin). So to have the server claim the pulled pork is better? Sigh.

To take home, stopped by the Chocolate Bar.

Package

Jabong, or pomelo.

Dark Chocolate Dipped Jabong Peel

The Mouse likes dried pomelo peel (Chinese style, sugar glazed), on this peel, the sugar is not as prominent as in Chinatown. The dip makes up for it. Not bad.

In our humble opinion, the prices at The Street are a bit on the high side, but, considering it’s located in the middle of Waikiki, not too bad.

Since The Cat and The Mouse are not “tourists”, there are other places outside of Waikiki that probably less expensive, and give a little more food quantity. But, try try.

So, we were sorta nearby because The Cat wanted to float a lantern for her father (ten-year anniversary since his passing) at the lantern floating ceremony held every Memorial Day.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Last of the Pork Rib Soup

End of the week, end of the pork rib soup.

The Cat got her bowl.

Pork Rib Noodle Soup with Mustard Green

There was one lonely rib left. Coated it with some red miso, popped it in the toaster oven to warm …

Pork Rib – Miso Flavor

Not BBQ (no smoke), but tasty just the same.

Not sure what next week will bring.

Have a great weekend.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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And pork! Finally!

Breakfast

“Nuked” frozen vegetables catsup (forgot that I ran out of vinaigrette). Didnʻt Prez Reagan say catsup was a vegetable? Hee hee.

Veggies (and sometimes fruit) in the morning, less guilt if the opportunity arises for indulging later in the day.

The draught ends.

Lunch

Picked up just before the kitchen switches to lunch. “Breakfast” sandwich with bacon, egg, and cheese, with a little substitution/modification.

Out with the cheese, in with the shiso

Because, dairy issues, ʻnuf said.

Dinner, more greens.

Turnip Tops

Both boiled and raw.

The Cat had a bowl of noodles and mustard greens with fried tofu.

The Catʻs Bowl

Just in case, tomorrowʻs schedule may be interrupted due to The Mouse getting a little (read minor, minimally invasive) structural repair done. Doc said I might be a little slow and clumsy for a day or so. We will see.

I know, the relatives that read this are probably thinking “since when is he not clumsy or slow”. Ugh!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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