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The Cat cleaned the bamboo shoot from the farmers market.

Bamboo Shoot

Package of pork stew meat, not pork belly, less fat.


The Mouse browned pork, added some of the bamboo shoot, a tin of mushrooms, and coconut milk.

Simmered for two hours.

Pork and Bamboo Coconut Milk Stew

Excuse the haze, the picture was taken, still steaming.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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“Stumbled” upon this box at the farmers market, not a vendor we typically buy from, dunno why.

Fresh Bamboo Shoots

Panda food. One of The Cat’s favorite vegetables.

Vendor offered to “clean” the shoot if we purchased. The Cat watched as the vendor quickly cleaned another customer’s bamboo and hacked off the tip, the best part, according to The Cat.

The Cat will clean her own.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Mouse trying to add variety to The Cat’s bento.

Belly Pork

Poached the pork in water, whiskey, and apple cider vinegar.

Brussels Sprouts


Package of Yellow Rice and Pasta

Prepared the rice according to package instructions.

Yellow Rice

It’s okay to eat yellow rice, jus’ don’t eat yellow snow. Hee hee.


The Mouse did a quick sauté using the pork and a can of shredded bamboo shoot.

Pork with Shredded Bamboo Shoot

Didn’t get a sear on the pork. The Mouse didn’t want to haul out the big fry pan, used the non-stick mini pan instead, can’t crank the heat up on those pans. Still taste okay, just no color.

Toaster oven roasted the Brussels sprouts per The Barefoot Contessa’s instructions.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Does not include candied pecans like Herringbone, but The Mouse thinks tasty on its own. 🙂

And voila! packed everything into The Cat’s bento for Monday.

The Cat’s Bento

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Newly purchased cans in the pantry.

First the winter bamboo shoots.

Winter Bamboo Shoots

Not much different from other canned bamboo shoots as far as The Mouse could tell, maybe just a little denser than others (cold weather?)

Next, the Szechuan preserved vegetable.

Preserved Vegetable

Mustard cabbage hearts in spicy paste (Chinese style kimchi?).

Rinsed off the paste (at least that’s how aunty taught The Mouse), otherwise too spicy.

Preserved Cabbage

Thinly cut the bamboo and mustard cabbage.

Bamboo and Mustard Cabbage

Water, soba noodle, bamboo, preserved vegetable, frozen mixed vegetable, Kaua‘i sea salt, egg, toasted sesame oil (at the end). The Mouse’s recipe, throw everything in the pot and hope for the best.

The Cat’s Noodle Soup

The Cat slurped.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Chinatown “grocery” store. No fresh food, just dry and canned goods.

Bamboo Shoots

Dunno if there is a difference between winter and other seasons. Maybe The Cat knows.


Looks like shiitake mushrooms to The Mouse. Picture when the can is opened.

Preserved Vegetable

The Mouse always knew this as spicy pickled mustard cabbage hearts. Condiment to noodles or steamed with sliced pork belly -Ono!

Mixed Grain Rice

Eventually end up in The Cat’s bento.

Sorghum Rice

An unfamiliar ingredient for The Mouse. A try try item. Have to Google.

Weather was still soggy yesterday (blue skies today) but cleared enough for The Mouse to venture out.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse



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