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The Mouse’s schedule has been a little whacked lately, a little moonlighting on the side. bookkeeping at a home office. Kinda eatin’ on the run.

Valentine’s Day Breakfast

Red colored meat. Hee hee.

Frozen saimin with char siu (from the grocery store). No comparison to Chinatown, but a very acceptable substitute.

Happy Meal

Late night grab ‘n’ go. Burger, two bags of apple slices instead of fries, apple juice instead of soda. Not bad for fast food.

The Cat fared better for Valentine’s day, more on that later.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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Supporting the Arts


Food from the community college culinary program.



Roast Pork Bahn MI with Tan Tan Miso Dip

Both ordered by co-worker.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

With walnut pesto. Ordered by The Mouse. Not bad, good execution, kinda pricey. Consider the price as a donation for future chefs education.

Happy Friday!

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Epic Burger

Dinner with the Cuzs, Five Spice Kitchen.

Before the burger, the “pupus”.

Lechon Crispy Pork Belly

Crispy lechon, Okinawan sweet potato puree, ginger scallion oil, cherry tomato salad, soy chili pepper water. Nom.

Five Spice Duck

Banh mi pickles, balsamic hoisin sauce.

Fall off the bone, crispy skin. 🙂

Bao Buns

Served DYI.

Now the burger.

Wagyu Burger

Eight ounce burger, house-made brioche bun, Sriracha yuzu aioli, banh mi pickles, thick cut bacon, sharp white chedder, fried egg.

Epic. The Mouse ate it deconstructed with a fork and knife. Huge nom!

The cuzs ordered soup and salad (no pictures) and Snapper “chazuke”.

Crispy Skin Snapper, choy sum, fuikakae and pickled ginger rice, miso consomme

The cuz liked.

Have to take The Cat when she gets back.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Burgers and Comics?

Ever since The Mouse’s cuz texted his wagyu burger, The Mouse has been jonesing for a hamburger. Waiting to go with him.

In the meantime, a little detour on the way home.


The Mouse has been here once before, but did take-out. This time, wanted the full sit-down experience.


Comic themed. Like walking into someone’s garage.

Side Salad

The Mouse went basic.

“Juicy Burger”

Burger braised in housemade jus, greens, tomato, balsamic aioli.

Stacked View


Not as epic as the cuz’s burger, but kept the wolf at bay for a while. 🙂

The Kitchen

Definitely will return. Parking and seating could be an issue, have to see when is less crowded.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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After Drinks

Food! Since we were in Chinatown (see previous post). In the last couple of years, new “trendy” eating spots have opened up and helped to revitalize and “clean up” the Chinatown area. Not so much the center, but the outlying streets. Nearby Manifest.

Yakitori Hachibei

The Mouse really wanted to try but they were full that night. 😦

Tattoo Parlor

If The Mouse were ever to get a tattoo (not likely, afraid of needles and pain), maybe a mouse with a chef’s knife in one paw and a cast iron frying pan in the other? Hee hee.

Ended up here.


Positive rating on Yelp, try try.

Plant Wall

More wall art? Hee hee. Too bad the plants were not herbs. Oh well.

Steak Knife

First time for The Mouse to try a Laguiole knife. Looks nice, but sorry, seems this particular knife was more hype than performance. Maybe it was too old, dunno.

On to the food.


The Cat’s order. mushrooms and an onsen egg. Both The Cat and The Mouse thought there was too much something in the dish (maybe strong cheese), threw off the taste of the dish. Too bad, the ingredients sounded tasty. Maybe because the executive chef/owner wasn’t there. 😦

Burger and Fries

The Mouse’s order. Had better luck. Simple but well made. The Mouse liked the caramelized onions in the burger.

Meyer’s Lemon Sorbet

The Mouse thought it tasted similar to Key Lime pie (a good thing).

Heading out to pick up The Cat’s brother (visiting from Hong Kong).

Have a great weekend!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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