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Last weekend, time shift and all. Hee hee.

The Place

We tried it once before, seemed like they were aiming toward a younger crowd. Last week, the lunch crowd seemed more The Mouse’s age. Maybe it was a re-branding? Dunno.

Matcha Tea

A good start.

Meal Accompaniments

Pickles, side (fried fish cake), salad, miso soup.

So far so good.

Ordered something The Mouse hasn’t tried before.

Ahi Zuke and Yamaimo Don

Soy sauce based marinated ahi sashimi and mountain yam over rice. Yum.

And, a little something to “cleanse the palate” at the end.

Yuzu Sorbet

Overall, a little pricey, definitely not cheap eats. A nice occasional treat “once in a blue moon”. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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A while back, The Cat was named an executor of one of her client’s estates. He was an ex-pat living abroad (that used to live here). Yesterday, a group of his friends brought a part of his ashes back to SPAM land for his send-off (a portion stayed in Australia).

Since The Cat didn’t really know the client on a personal level, The Cat was a little perplexed about the memorial dinner.

By serendipitous coincidence, The Cat made reservations at Michel’s at the Colony Surf. Turns out the client, R, loved France and French food.

The Place

Near one of R’s favorites spots, Diamond Head.

Since the group was relatively large (fifteen), individual ordering could be prohibitive and cumbersome, went with chef’s choice for the table.

Amuse Bouche

Ahi tartare, shiso leaf, caviar. Nom! The Mouse’s only “complaint” (and totally not in the spirit of an “amuse bouche”), The Mouse wanted more. Sigh. Hee hee.

Lobster Bisque

Menu description: Served for over 40 years at Michel’s with fresh Maine lobster meat flamed in Cognac at your table.

The Requisite “Flamed”


Caesar Salad

Menu description: Hirabara baby romaine & hearts of palm, tossed tableside in our classic creamy dressing, anchovy filets served upon request.

The picture is prior to The Mouse’s request of more anchovies. Server was kind enough to “load up” The Mouse’s plate. Dragons breathe fire, The Mouse breathes anchovy breath. Hee hee. Haaaaah!

Fish Course

Salmon, tomato coulis, tomato confit, asparagus, angel hair pasta. Well prepared.

Palate Refresher

Kalamansi sorbetto with blueberry. Happy.

Meat Course

Venison, mashed potato, mushroom risotto, foie gras. I think the sauce had blueberries in it. Socks off nom.

So, everyone else’s plate was a stacked presentation, The Mouse’s looked a little deconstructed. But, The Mouse had the biggest foie gras piece. What does the soccer announcer say? SCOOOOOOOOOOOOORE! 🙂


Chef H procured fresh peaches and made Peach Melba. Peaches, vanilla ice cream, raspberries, whipped cream, amaretto. A nice ending to an awesome dinner. Chef even gave us the leftover peaches to take home.

Thanks Chef H, we will be back.

All R’s Australian friends felt the dinner was a perfect send-off.

The Mouse was fully satisfied and satiated.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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No, The Mouse is not Catholic, must be the influence on campus. In the mood for fish today.

But first, a visit to the chocolate shop.

Easter Chocolates

The bunnies and chicks are sitting on an old-fashioned cold appetizer cart. I think the way it works is under the perforated disk is ice to keep the plates cold as the cart is wheeled around a dining room. Some of the chocolates are hollow and filled with jelly beans and whatnot.

So since I was in the vicinity … a short hop to the original Bob’s Bar-B-Cue. The baked beans and Polish sausage plate will just have to wait for another time.

Grilled Ahi Sandwich

The shiso leaf is from The Cat and The Mouse’s bucket garden.

And, since this was the first meal of the day (not breakfast, kinda “brunch”).

Fried Oyster Sandwich

After a Kobe (you know, cow massage) session with a new masseuse, a walk around the neighborhood mall, something “lite”.

Mc D’s Filet-O-Fish Sandwich

Again, shiso leaf from the bucket garden.

If it’s frozen and square, is it still considered “fish”, especially in SPAM land? Just rhetorical. Uhmm.

Seems like today’s kitchens kinda went overboard with the tartar sauce. Oh well.

I think my craving for fish sandwiches (cooked) has been satiated for the time being.

So, how’s your weekend going so far?

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Cubicle neighbor mentioned yesterday she might go to Tamura’s Fine Wine and Liquors (for poke bowl) today and if I wanted to tag-along. Still had the leftover kau yuk to deal with.

Light bulb.


Brown Rice, Kau Yuk, Japanese Salted Cabbage, and Dried Plums

Okay, cleared the way for poke bowl for lunch. Hee hee.

Tried combo bowl for lunch.

Masago Ahi Poke and Wasabi Crawfish on Brown Rice

The ahi poke was okay (uneventful), should’ve stuck with the all crawfish like the first time. Oh well, try try.

Dinner was back at Bob’s Bar-B-Que for another sandwich.

Grilled Ahi Sandwich

Trust me, the sandwich was a lot better than the picture. Fish not overcooked, perfect tarter sauce, bun not soggy/mushy this time. Nom!

There’s a baked bean/Polish sausage plate I really want to try. Heading back there soon!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Up the street from the campus, recommended by my cubicle neighbor.

Store Front

She said it was better than the grocery store. Who would’ve thought poke in a liquor store.

Thought I’d try something different.

Spicy Crawfish Poke Rice Bowl

So, not quite sure it’s traditional poke, since the crawfish is cooked, but … doesn’t matter to me, It’s all about the taste.

Socks flew off, worked barefoot the rest of the day (metaphorically, not physically). Hee hee.

Like eating a cross between shrimp and lobster, without the hassle of shells. Good balance between mayonnaise and sriracha. Definitely going back.

Since I was there, picked up little somethings for later and The Cat.

Ahi Inamona Poke

Roasted kukui nut. Very good, but, for The Mouse, the crawfish was still better.

Hamachi Poke

For The Cat. The Cat liked. 🙂

A package of fuikake soda crackers in the pantry.



Ahi Inamona Poke Canapé

Nom nom nom.

A great start to a long weekend!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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