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Dinner with The Cat’s professional peeps.

The Blank Canvas

The Blank Canvas

Left side for the peeps, right side for The Cat and The Mouse. So we’re wimps, it is what it is. 🙂

Pork Belly, Beef, and Lamb

Pork Belly, Beef, and Lamb

Assorted 'Shrooms

Assorted ‘Shrooms

Baby Bok Choy

Baby Bok Choy

Bean Curd Knots

Bean Curd Knots

Baby Bamboo Shoots

Baby Bamboo Shoots

Lotus Root

Lotus Root

"Throw everything together and hope for the best"

“Throw everything together and hope for the best”

Sesame "Pancake"

Sesame “Pancake”

Plum, Mango, and Black Sesame Ice Cream

Plum, Mango, and Black Sesame Ice Cream

No, the ice cream did not go into the hot pot.

As always, good friends, good food, good laughter. Have a good weekend!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Not much today. The Mouse kinda hibernated. Nose kept running and the allergy pill I took made me sleepy.

Did get to eat breakfast before the long nap though.

Beef Curry Stew Breakfast

Beef Curry Stew Breakfast

Not Indian curry, not Japanese curry, very local “curry” with two eggs over rice. I think the cut used is brisket. Only in Hawai’i (maybe).

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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“It’s not about the destination, but the journey.

Thursday specials.

"Chalkboard"

“Chalkboard”

Green writing, second from the top (Pastele stew!) A pastele stew virgin (tried pastele once before, kinda like joong or tamale). Very excited.

Lunchwagon!

Lunchwagon!

See the small lettering below the name? The middle word? My kind of “place”. 🙂

Ate at the lunch house/kitchen (“restaurant”).

Pastele Stew

Pastele Stew, Green Salad, Rice

Tasty, pungent, but … something missing … green bananas! Initial reaction, very satisfied on a taste level, slightly disappointed on a “trying new things” level. Still … would order again.

Owner asked “how was it?”. Good, but no bananas? She explained, traditionally supposed to have green bananas  (theory is to stretch and “heartify” (is that a word?) the dish), fill you up faster with less. She originally made with bananas,  customers would ask “have bananas or no” if have, they would order something else, lots of leftovers. She started to leave the bananas out … sells out. A pure economic move.

Makes sense, can’t hold that decision against her, but … the journey continues. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Soft Tofu Soup/Stew

Weather is still a bit nippy (relatively speaking).

We have an abundance of tofu and head cabbage (long story).

Dinner loosely inspired by Korean Spicy Tofu Soup/Stew (very loosely).

Pork Shoulder

Pork Shoulder

Wood Ear Fungus

Wood Ear Fungus

Soft Tofu

Soft Tofu

Head Cabbage

Head Cabbage (Chopped)

Whiskey and Shao Xing Wine

Whiskey and Shao Xing Wine

Tah Dah!

Tah Dah!

No pepper flakes, no dried anchovy, not spicy, The Cat appreciated, had mine with a side of kimchi (had to have a little kick). Maybe next time I’ll add bacon! Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Just me being weird. Some of you may be thinking “so, what else is new”. Heh heh.

Went to get some lab work done, then a meeting at The Cat’s office. A possible meeting in the afternoon, so, picked up lunch at the nearby grocery store in the shopping mall.

A Japanese style chicken stew (nishime) and pork braised with kimchi was on sale as ala carte (no rice, no salad). Okay, don’t really need that much starch anyway, and the chicken stew has turnips and carrots.

But eating one dish without sides would be kind of boring to me. Requested mostly chicken stew with a little bit of the pork with kimchi.

Stratified View

Stratified View

Chicken stew on the bottom, pork with kimchi on top.

Pork with Kimchi

Pork with Kimchi

So today’s lunch I’m calling the mullet lunch (not the fish, the haircut). Business on the bottom, party up top. Hee hee.

Through all that kimchi, there was one piece of pork, a good ratio of meat and fat. Nom nom nom.

Oh, and my starch allocation?

Went to dessert (also on sale).

Pistachio Pudding Cake

Pistachio Pudding Cake

Yum! Overall, a good, cheap lunch. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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