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Across the parking lot from the grocery store The Mouse frequents there is a bar/lounge/dive bar. The Mouse was never interested.

The Mouse was feeling “adventurous”. He thought he saw a sign recently listing their food menu with smoked meat listed. But yesterday, new sign, no smoked meat. Sigh.

However, one of the dishes listed was pork belly with mustard cabbage, a worthy substitute? The Mouse ordered.

Pork Belly with Mustard Cabbage Plate Lunch

Rice came in its own separate container.

Overall, dish was done well. If The Mouse was cooking, he would’ve parboiled the pork belly for a bit to soften and render some of the fat before stir-fry, but no matter, still good, just a bit chewy.

3/4 of the rice and the potato (top left) went into The Cat’s quick jook for dinner.

The Mouse is inspired to try and recreate this one day. Paw up. Hee hee.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Friday Favorites

Friday favorites for The Mouse. Either lau lau or kalua pork. Yesterday The Mouse’s choice was kalua pork. All rice (The Mouse has been trying to avoid rice for the week, less carbs). 

Kalua Pork with Rice

Nom! Portion was huge, at least three meals worth. Salted just right, smoky taste (from liquid smoke The Mouse guesses). No sauce needed.

Don’t worry, The Mouse will share. 🙂 

A nice end to a medium stressful week.

Hope your Friday went well.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Sunday One-Pot

Quickie no-recipe.

Cubed Pork Shoulder

Browned in pot, no oil, water, liquid smoke. Braise for 90 minutes. Salt and a tiny bit of pepper to taste. Chunky shred.

Stove Top “Kalua Pork”

The Mouse must say, the result was pretty good. Hee hee. Not photogenic, but tasty. Mmm.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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From the previous post, The Mouse saw pics of beef stew with tendon (Chinese style) from a hole in the wall Chinese chop suey house near the warehouse where The Mouse works. Parking is an issue, especially during weekday commuting hours (tow away zone).

The Mouse specifically drove to town to try yesterday.

Beef Stew with Tendon on Rice

Not bad, quantity was huge, two meals, dinner for The Mouse, bento for The Cat, very tender. The Mouse didn’t get to try the tendon went to The Cat’s bento. Priced decently. Could’ve been a little more aggressively seasoned. The Mouse couldn’t detect any five-spice seasoning. But that’s just The Mouse. Also, not sure the beef was brisket, little too lean. But, try try.

The Mouse also ordered char siu bao buns, relatively cheap.

Char Siu Buns

The Mouse added shiso leaves (the maybe last remnants for this season). Dunno, but the buns somehow remind me of Audry II? Any resemblance is unintentionally coincidental. Hee hee.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Salty Sweet

The Mouse has not done a braise in a while. Too humid for soup. Nice package of pork ribs (cut for sweet sour) at the store.

Pork Ribs

After the initial parboil wash, braise for about an hour in water and apple cider vinegar. Added miso, sake, fresh ginger, and raw honey and braised for another 1/2 hour.

Miso, Sake, and Honey Braised Pork Ribs

The ribs came out tasty and tender, the sauce over rice or mashed potatoes, awesome.

Flavor kinda “teriyaki-ish”, more earthy, funky (fermented in a good way).

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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