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Not to freaky, maybe just a little weird (trust me it could’ve been weirder).

Planned on a salad for lunch today (trying to cut down on carbs for a while). Lunch spots nearby either are not oriented towards salads (more protein and starch kinda places), or way too expensive (in my opinion) for what’s presented.

Decided on Chinese chicken salad from the nearby Chinese greasy spoon. While not my favorite of salad choices (just romaine lettuce), quantity and price is “fair”.

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

Have to mention the salad dressing.

Salad Dressing

Salad Dressing

Have to mention the salad dressing. The picture does not do it justice. The color is almost neon. Not sure this color happens in nature.

To add a little variety to the salad, I brought along some ingredients from home.

Braised Pork Belly, Dried Cranberries, Chinese style Scrambled Eggs, and Prunes

Braised Pork Belly, Dried Cranberries, Chinese style Scrambled Eggs, and Prunes

Not all went into the salad, just the dried cranberries and prunes. I’ve recently become infatuated with adding dried fruit to savory salads, guess its that salty-sweet combo.

Chinese Chicken Salad, Mouse Enhanced

Chinese Chicken Salad, Mouse Enhanced

:)

Dinner had the potential to become “freaky”-ish, but didn’t. Had to make a Costco run for vitamins. Dinner at Max’s of Manila close by. Considered ordering pork blood stew, sizzling pork cheeks, or crispy pork hock, but in the end, stayed conservative.

Snapper Filets with Black Bean Sauce

Snapper Filets with Black Bean Sauce

Colorful no?

Pinakbet

Pinakbet

Vegetables (with a little bit of pork), a good thing, according to my doctor’s request. Although the shrimp paste might throw him in a tizzy.

Sizzling Tofu

Sizzling Tofu

Cat  ended dinner with a scoop of ice cream.

Ube Ice Cream

Ube Ice Cream

Could be considered by the uninitiated as being a little freaky. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Not every business meeting are like these but …

Mariposa at Neiman Marcus.

Grilled Shrimp Cocktail

Grilled Shrimp Cocktail

Grilled Shrimp and Quinoa Salad

Grilled Shrimp and Quinoa Salad

From Gordon Biersch, Aloha Tower.

Harbor View

Harbor View

Sunset

Sunset

City Lights

City Lights

Pecan-Crusted Chicken and Pear Sliders

Pecan-Crusted Chicken and Pear Sliders

Sigh!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Or, lomi salmon, the poor Mouse version.

Lomi lomi salmon, a luau staple. I have no archaeological nor anthropological evidence, just a feeling that lomi salmon is a westernized version of poké.

The Mouse loves both poké and lomi salmon

Anyway, salted salmon (main ingredient of lomi salmon) and poké are luxury items rarely seen, if at all, at our house. When I have the munchies for lomi salmon, have to make do with the Mouse canned version.

Chopped onions, green onions, diced tomato, and canned salmon.

Mouse Version

Mouse Version

Mix to incorporate.

Tah Dah!

Tah Dah!

Pink salmon, this time around. A distant relative of real lomi salmon, but, close your eyes and it kinda works. Now, if I only had poi. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Crunch Crunch

The sound of The Cat eating her dinner tonight.

Fish Head Soup, XO Flavor

Fish Head Soup, XO Sauce Flavor

Crunching on the bones. Fish head, turnip, tomato, XO sauce.

The sound of The Mouse eating his dinner tonight.

The Mouse Salad

The Mouse Salad

Onion, turnip (raw), celery, tomato, avocado oil, apple cider vinegar, ponzu soy sauce.

To each their own. :)

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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I Couldn’t Feel My Tongue

Can you see?

My Tongue is Numb

My Tongue is Numb

(A sellfie!) Hee hee!

Lunch at Chez Kenzo today.

Shabu Shabu Salad

Shabu Shabu Salad

Thin slices of boiled pork on a bed of mixed greens tossed with a parsley vinaigrette.

Restaurant has a house-made yuzu pepper paste that usually accompanies its chicken yuzu bao bun sliders. I will ask to get a small portion with any of my orders, chicken yuzu bao buns or not.

The pepper used is the Szechuan pepper or sanshō, although not especially spicy, it’s known to numb the tongue and mouth

This time, server gave me an extra portion.

Yuzu Pepper Paste

Yuzu Pepper Paste

Not wanting to waste, I used all of it. My tongue was numb for a while. I think the numbness may have creeped to my brain, was a little fuzzy in the afternoon (what else is new). :)

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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