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Nest door to Sunday’s steak take-out is a boba tea shop (same owner). While The Cat and The Mouse were waiting for the steak order, took a peek next door.

In addition to boba drinks, the shop also offered Taiwanese snacks and bentos. The Cat ended up ordering a pork and bamboo bento for weekday lunch.

Braised Pork with Bamboo Bento

Vegetables (various) and a tea egg. Nice spread. The Cat left a little of the pork for The Mouse to try.

The Mouse’s Bowl

Rice, pork, tomato, and carrot. Mmm. Although the pork was on the lean side, it wasn’t dry, the shop did a good job with the braise.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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The Mouse cooked a third of the pork bones he picked up from the warehouse on Friday. Just parboiled, washed, clean pot, fresh water, apple cider vinegar, and vodka (less than a jigger each).

Usually, The Cat likes to “clean” the bones in the soup, this time the bones and residual meat were too gnarly (The Mouse’s opinion), The Mouse took out most of the bones and meat (he left a few rib pieces that weren’t “gnarly”.

For The Cat’s soup, The Mouse added dried bamboo, canned bamboo, carrot, celery, and sea salt.

Tonkotsu Broth with Vegetables

The Cat liked and slurped.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Impulse pick from the Korean grocery store.

Package

Try try.

Scorched Rice

Pumpkin flavor, not too scorched.

Scorched Rice on Soup

Pork riblet soup with Napa cabbage, bamboo shoot (canned and dried).

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Simple Soup

Picked up at the grocery store.

Pork Riblets

Trimmings to make the pork ribs even. Butcher at the warehouse said these are “scrap”.

The Mouse parboiled, washed, then simmered for about 45 minutes with the remaining dried bamboo.

Simple Soup

Added whiskey to finish. Soup will not gel, not much collagen, but The Cat said tasty.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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At the vendor stand we frequent were bags of what to The Mouse looked liked shredded paper or cardboard. Turns out it was bamboo shoot, all cleaned and sliced.

Bamboo

Since The Cat is part panda, we bought a bag to try.

Mrs. Vendor said to parboil for 20 to 30 minutes.

Following Instructions

The Cat has fresh bamboo shoots for a couple of days. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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