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Still a bit out of sorts from Sunday’s lack of power. Guess it’s like dropping a pebble in a pond of water, the ripples …

Can’t coordinate a home-packed lunch. Picked up plate lunch from the grocery store for The Cat’s lunch tomorrow.

Guava BBQ Pork Ribs, Brown Rice, Steamed Vegetables and Corn

Guava BBQ Pork Ribs, Brown Rice, Steamed Vegetables and Corn

The Cat likes “meat on the bone”. Ribs it is. Can’t wait for the weekend to reset/reboot The Mouse.

Hanging in there.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Taking a cue from Mr. Yummy Lummy here. Excuse the time shift (you know, it’s bigger on the inside 🙂 ). Lunch.

Pork Shumai, Brown Rice, Pasta Salad

Pork Shumai (with Hot Mustard), Brown Rice, Pasta Salad

I know, you’ve seen the pork shumai before (remember the time shift thingy? Hee hee), but the little buggers are a favorite.

Dinner.

The Cat's

The Cat’s

Spinach spaghetti in smoked pork hock broth with leftover braised vegetables and smoked pork hock. Do not adjust your set, the blurriness is from the steam.

The Mouse's

The Mouse’s

Leftover pork and beans, Mouse style. Azuki beans and lu rou. Sorry Mr. Van Camp, my version is better. 🙂

And …

Somewhere (Part 2)

Somewhere (Part 2)

Picture taken by The Cat. If you look very closely, there’s a very faint double rainbow. Couldn’t find the lucky charms nor the pot o’ gold though. Sigh.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Up until today, if I’m hunting for lunch, I usually head west (food places are closer). Ran an errand today heading east and found this.

Lunch Wagon!

Lunch Wagon!

Selection looked interesting, and they had the all important health department inspection.

Pass

Pass

Notice that the notice is posted next to instructions on how to wash hands? Just sayin’.

Ordered their spicy pork.

Spicy Pork on Shredded Cabbage, Brown Rice, and Tossed Salad, Oriental Dressing

Spicy Pork on Shredded Cabbage, Brown Rice, and Tossed Salad, Oriental Dressing

Cooked to order (a good thing), had to wait about 10 minutes (a not so good thing). Luckily my work schedule has an extended break between morning and afternoon (it’s complicated).

Brown rice, cooked correctly (soft but still “al dente), tossed salad with tomato and cucumber (a good thing), spicy pork, marinated in soy sauce, sugar, and Gojujang (just the right amount of spicy), raw shredded cabbage to soak up the meat drippings (almost a dish in itself). Four paws up, socks off.

As an added bonus, the wagon is associated with a local rehab center (job training?). So ate well and did well (in a small, distant sort of way).

BTW, the wagon has four and a half stars on Yelp. Not bad at all.

A new spot on the approved lunch list. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Silver Lining

So, the smoked meat and “crazy rice” lunch I ordered for today didn’t make it (luckily I didn’t pay for it before). 😦

Meant The Mouse had to hunt for food. A quick search on Yelp and I ended up here.

Front Door

Front Door

A couple of blocks from the office. “Local Grinds” translates to local style food (whatever your definition of that is). One of their specials today.

Shoyu Pork

Shoyu Pork

Pork shoulder or butt, simmered in a soy sauce, sugar, ginger mixture. Brown rice and tossed salad (must be healthier than white rice and mac salad right?). Hee hee.

The pork was well-cooked, tender but still moist, just slightly too sweet for my tastes. The brown rice was cooked perfectly for my tastes, still with a bit of “chew”. And the kicker? This was a full order, not a mini like my original order at the office. Old school lunch counter vs. food truck (not lunch wagon).

Going off on a tangent but in my (warped) mind, a distinct difference between old school lunch wagons, and new fangled food trucks.

Missed out on one lunch (there will be future opportunities), but found another weekday lunch place that’s totally acceptable. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Danhobakbap

“Sweet pumpkin rice” could be the translation from  Korean. Tried it once from the Korean market. Bought a small kabocha (or danhobak, in Korean) over the weekend.

Kabocha, Danhobak, or Winter Squash

Kabocha, Danhobak, or Winter Squash

Worked off of memory, with my own twist. First halved and cleaned out the squash.

A Blank Canvas

A Blank Canvas

Found a recipe after I finished. I cooked multi-grain “rice” with brown rice, quinoa, and raisins (old school style, on the stove top). After it was cooked I added … BACON! (just a little bit).

In the meantime, steamed the squash halves until soft.

After everything was done, stuffed ’em.

Stuffed Winter Squash

Stuffed Winter Squash

The Cat’s lunch. The original is supposed to be healthy (one version is here). Since I added bacon, the health benefit was probably negated somewhat (only a little bit of bacon). Still must be pretty healthy. 🙂

Easy peasy.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The  Mouse

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