Posts Tagged ‘Braise’

Small Dish

The Mouse, playing in the kitchen.

Pork Shoulder

Bamboo Shoots in Sauce

Shoyu, sugar, MSG, and other flavorings.

Par-boiled pork, rinsed, braised pork with ginger, bamboo shoots and sauce. A dash of vinegar, and a dash of apple whiskey.

Braised Pork with Bamboo Shoots

Be safe and well.

The Mouse

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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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Low and Slow

This week’s meat.

Pork Shoulder, Cubed

Par-boil clean, fresh water, liquid smoke, apple cider vinegar, salt. 3-hour slow braise.

After the meat cooled down a bit, The Mouse used a spoon to break up the cubes into a shred. Kalua pork, wet style.

More pics later.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Found/bought a package of beef cheeks at the grocery store. First time seeing for The Mouse. Searched the internet for cooking methods … low and slow.

The Mouse decided to do a slow braise with red wine.


Christmas present a couple of years back. The Cat and The Mouse are always hesitant to open a bottle of wine, The Mouse shouldn’t drink too much (a jigger at most), and The Cat cannot finish the bottle at once. Kinda waste for the leftover. At least with the braise, the bottle didn’t go to waste.

First parboiled in plain water, washed cheek and changed water. Added wine (withheld a portion for The Cat to taste). Braised for approximately 2 hours, added large dice turnip, another hour braise. Salt, pepper, miso paste, dried oregano to taste.

Served over noodles.

The Dish

The Cat liked (similar taste/texture to oxtail), The Mouse thought it was okay. Next time, add aromatics (celery and onion), maybe a little beef or chicken bouillon? Dried mushroom?

The Mouse needs more research on the beef cheek. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Yesterday was another order lunch day from one of the warehouse’s customers. The Mouse wasn’t going to order, the prices were kinda up there, but the controller is picking up the tab for the accounting staff this week.

Miso Braised Short Ribs

To The Mouse, the taste was more teriyaki than miso, oh well, free lunch for The Mouse. 🙂

The warehouse is also trying to market a new brand of coconut milk. One of the managers made bread pudding with haupia sauce. The Mouse got to sample.

Bread Pudding with Haupia Sauce


Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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