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The Cat’s noodle bowl:

Noodle Soup Bowl

Dried seaweed, frozen corn, egg noodles, cucumber, fried tofu, spicy bamboo shoot, salt.

The Mouse’s salad:

Salad

Cucumber, tomato, mandarin orange, apple vinegar, salt.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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A break in Sunday’s routine. Went over the mountain to town, Waikiki specifically for an errand. Normally, The Cat and The Mouse stay home side and don’t go over the mountain on Sunday’s (have to do it on weekdays for work).

A last minute left turn “detour” to Hawai‘i’s Favorite Kitchens.

Sign

From their website:

Hawaii’s Favorite Kitchens is a one-stop shop that has something for everyone! There is a wide a variety of local Hawaii food and product vendors, comprised of Poke Stop, Mikes Huli Chicken, KC Drive Inn, Shimazu Shave Ice, Hawaii Nostalgia Studio, and Rainbow Drive-In.

The Mouse ate here once before but didn’t think The Cat would. The star must’ve been aligned. The Cat was “starving”, “feed The Cat now!”

After some decision making, The Cat ordered a smoked salmon and tofu salad.

Smoked Salmon and Tofu Salad

Smoked salmon, tofu, watercress, sweet onions, carrot, tomato. Soy dressing.

Thinking the salad would be a side dish (no picture menu and “cheap” price), The Cat also ordered a chocolate peanut butter milk shake (KC Drive Inn). (No picture). The Cat’s total order. Just over eleven bucks. Cheap eats.

The Mouse ordered the “sampler”.

Hawai‘i’s Favorite Kitchens Mixed Plate

Brown rice, steamed vegetables, ahi limu poke, Mike’s chicken, BBQ pork. The Mouse nommed. 🙂

And the kicker? The Cat would return. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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First an update. The “no feet soup” did jell just a bit, with the thinnest lay of fat on the top. Not really photogenic, so no picture.

The neighborhood Ruby Tuesday is running a promotion for June, bring in a can of food for the food bank, and the restaurant knocks off $5.00 the check.

Since yesterday was a holiday for The Mouse …

Veggie Trio

Green beans, zucchini, baked potato. The order comes with “all you can eat” salad bar.

The Mouse’s salad bar plate

So, The Mouse, being pake, filled up on the salad bar, and took home the potato and zucchini for another day. Appears The Mouse is not the only one with this strategy, read it in an online food article too. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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🙂

Egg McMuffin from Micky D

Shiso from our bucket. The Mouse thinks all (okay, most) sandwiches should come with a shiso option. Hee hee.

Ready to Nom

Ran an errand to Michael Mina’s “food court” concept at International Marketplace at Waikiki (same complex as Yauatcha), The Street. Chef Mina carries Chef’s chocolates (at “The Chocolate Bar”, cute ya?) and The Mouse wanted to check it out.

Location

Impressive. What an opportunity for the Chef.

Display

Like jewelry. Hee hee.

Box

Dark chocolate “lava rocks” (mac nut “bon bons”). Simply boxed and ribboned. The Cat and The Mouse likes the presentation even though they are still trying to work out some of the kinks.

Gift Bag

Again, very subtle.

Fun fact, The Mouse was their first customer … ever! 🙂

On the way back, drive-thru, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, ran out of chicken sandwich (What!??) Ordered a fish sandwich.

Fish Sandwich

Not bad, pretty good actually, especially if compared with Micky D “Filet-o-Fish”. At least Popeye’s has a bit of green. Sure wish I had the foresight to bring more shiso.

Of course, can’t go to Popeye’s without a side order of red beans and rice.

Red Beans and Rice

Now, The Mouse has never experienced “authentic” red beans and rice, but for what it is (fast food), The Mouse likes Popeye’s.

Funny, The Cat also went (separately) to The Street to check it out, missed each other by an hour.

Flatbread

 

Salad

With decent parking at somewhat reasonable prices (with minimum purchase), seems like The Cat and The Mouse will be doing more exploring of the new International Marketplace, even though it’s in Waikiki.

Last snippet.

Breakfast yesterday.

Zippy’s Breakfast Bento #1

Corned beef hash, SPAM, scrambled eggs, rice. Should’ve ordered brown rice, too early, couldn’t think, before coffee. Corned beef nicely “charred” with kogi bits. Ate the rice and corned beef hash, saved the SPAM and eggs for lunch.

SPAM and Egg Sandwich

Two slices of whole wheat bread at the office, slightly toasted, SPAM, eggs, packet mayo. Not bad for unscheduled, impromptu sandwich. Missing that shiso again.

As mentioned in the previous almost not posted post (clearly operator error), gonna be a late one tonight.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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In our zip code neighborhood, a relatively limited number of eating places. While we have our favorites, the Sunday after farmers market meal can kinda get routine at times.

Today was Ruby Tuesday’s in the mall.

The Cat went with a full rack of ribs.

The Cat’s Plate

She eats part of the ribs, most of the sides, and takes home the ribs for weekday lunch(es).

The Mouse went with his sorta regular order.

Salad Bar Salad

And

Three Vegetable Sides

Normally, satisfied with the salad bar selection, today, the selections seemed a bit sparse. Mentioned it to our server, response was restaurant is short-handed, kitchen is working on it. Mind you, this was almost an hour after starting lunch service.

Also mentioned the observation to the manager a little while later. Her explanation was that corporate is updating the selections and the salad bar is currently in transition between items being phased out and new incoming items.

Manager still didn’t address The Mouse’s current situation, why am I paying for a full salad bar and getting one in “transition”? Some of the missing items were tomatoes and raw broccoli salad (with bacon). I think the manager needs some re-training. Ugh!

Might take a couple of weeks to “transition”. Hmm. I guess they’re not getting business from us for a “couple of weeks”.

Restaurant is still on The Cat’s approved list because of the mudd pie.

Mudd Pie

Next time though The Mouse will definitely scrutinize the salad bar before committing.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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