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The Mouse bought pork belly from the warehouse.

Pork Belly

Plan was for shoyu pork. Trying to follow Chef C’s method. The Mouse ran out of energy at the end. Stopped 3/4 of the way through.

Parboiled the pork, drained the water, washed the pork.

Clean water, enoki mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, whiskey, and vinegar.

Enoki Mushroom


Shiitake Mushrooms

Plan was after simmering for hour to hour-half, take the pork out and steam with shoyu mixture. Chef C’s theory is that if the pork is simmered in the shoyu mixture first, the meat cannot soften, stays tough. The Shoyu flavor doesn’t penetrate the meat as deep, but the texture is softer.

But … The Mouse ran out of energy to complete the shoyu steam portion.

Shoyu pork became pork belly soup with mushrooms.

Pork Belly Soup

The Cat didn’t mind. The texture of the pork was perfect.

The Cat’s Dinner Tray

Pork belly soup, pan-seared Napa cabbage with bamboo shoot, bamboo rice, Chinese rice vinegar (for dipping the pork).

A happy accident.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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Meet up with friend/former co-worker. He wants to start his own business and wanted to bounce some ideas around.


First time for this location for The Mouse. In the mood for breakfast.

The Mouse’s “Lunch”

Vegetable omelet, three eggs.

Butter Roll with Neon Jelly

World famous.

The Mouse hopes he was able to help.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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The Cat Eats

Two of The Cat’s lunch pics.

Shoyu Pork

Little Japanese take-out place in a courtyard next to The Cat’s office. Newly discovered by The Cat. She will be frequenting more often.

Smoked/Braised Pork Shank

At the Irish pub down the lane from The Cat’s office.

The Mouse tried a little of both. Both were nom. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Cat

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The Mouse slowly getting back into the kitchen.

Inspired by the egg drop soup from the chop suey.

The Cat’s dinner bowl.

The Cat’s Bowl

Chicken bouillon, look funn noodles, enoki mushroom, tomato, Napa cabbage, egg. The Cat prefers the whole egg dropped instead of scrambled.


Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Chinese eats at favorite neighborhood chop suey “palace”.

Egg Drop Soup

The Mouse could make at home, but good to have someones else cook, temporarily.

Stir-Fried Bitter Melon

Always a favorite vegetable. If The Mouse gets ambitious down the road, maybe stuffed bitter melon?

Pot Roast Pork with Gravy

OMG! One of the best pork dishes in recent memory, full of flavor, and tender to the core! Repeat for sure!

Steamed Buns

The Cat’s favorite, up there with rice.

Steamed Buns, Pot Roast Pork, Perfect Combo

And a little sweet ending for The Mouse.

Fortune Cookie, Almond Cookie

The food? Enough for dinner, dinner the next night, and two bento for The Cat, one bento for The Mouse. Good deal!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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