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The Cat has a school mate visiting. The Cat is taking her around SPAM Land, The Mouse is the designated driver. Breakfast in the central part of SPAM Land. Guieb Cafe, Wahiawa.

Eggs with Grilled Mahi Mahi
Chicken and Papaya Soup

Whenever there is soup on the menu, The Cat will probably order.

Ube Mascarpone Pancakes

A little purple to liven up the day. 😉

The Cat’s friend ordered crab cake benedicts, no picture, The Mouse didn’t want to be that “nosy”. Hee hee.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Just Pics

For now. The Mouse will explain more later.

Oxtail Soup
Grilled Salmon with Argula Salad and Fixings

Liliha Bakery.

The Mouse and The Cat is off to visit a rum distillery.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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A pound of ground beef, locally sourced.

Ground Beef

Basic ingredients:

Onion Soup Mix, Canned Mushrooms

Roughly shaped into balls, browned meatballs, removed meatballs and drained excess oil. Returned meatballs to pot, added onion soup mix, canned mushrooms (drained and rinsed), no salt (The Mouse figured enough salt in the soup mix), rice wine, a drop or two of coconut vinegar. Simmered for half an hour.

Cooled the pot in ice water, skimmed excess fat. Portioned one serving (The Cat doesn’t usually eat beef), Cooked frozen mixed vegetables and okra, drained, added meatballs and soup to warm.

Meatball and Vegetable Soup with Tree Fungus

The Mouse liked. Too bad the grocery store doesn’t sell smaller bricks. Small bricks would be more practical for The Mouse. Oh well.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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The Mouse, kinda playing in the kitchen, no recipe, didn’t fail. Whew!

First breakfast. Picked up from the grocery store, two scoops of rice, two eggs, three strips of bacon. The fry cook forgot to scramble until almost too late, hence the texture. The Mouse reserved the rice for The Cat’s dinner, reserved the bacon for something else (post soon), and used the “scrambled eggs” on toast with butter and Vegemite.

Breakfast

The eggs were slightly overcooked, but did the job.

Also at the grocery store a package of salmon bones. The store also had salmon heads but The Mouse is handling salmon heads, too ugly, stuff that nightmares are made of. Ugh!

Salmon Bones

Head cabbage, ginger, tree ear fungus. Pre-cooked the fungus, Cold water, ginger, fungus to boil, simmer for 5 minutes. Add cut head cabbage, bring to boil again and simmer until cabbage is half cooked, about 2-3 minutes. Another boil, add salmon bones, simmer for another 5 minutes. Shoyu and rice wine drizzle. Salt to taste. Stir and serve. Not really soup, more broth.

Fish Bone Soup

The Cat liked. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Leftover SPAM and kamaboko in the fridge. Problem when making dishes, ingredient leftover.

The Mouse picked up a tray of one of his favorites.

Tamago Nigiri

Granted, the rice was not the best, sat in the grocery refrigerator. Perfect for saimin soup without noodles. Heh heh.

The rest of the saimin dashi (about 1/4 of the packet), okra, cauliflower, corn, and of course sliced kamaboko and strips of SPAM. Boil water, everyone into the pool (no-recipe), simmer for a couple of minutes, voilà! Hee hee.

Saimin Inspired Vegetable Soup with SPAM and Kamaboko

The soup perfect for offsetting the not so perfect sushi rice. The Mouse can’t complain, the tray was a reduced item. 🙂

The Mouse has enough SPAM and kamaboko for about one more serving, have to get creative (or weird), hee hee.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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