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Eatin’ Light-ish

Dinner at an izakaya! Can’t wait. Takes a bit of planning, eating-wise.

Breakfast.

Microwave Rice

Microwave Rice

With seaweed and shiso furikake, see the pattern? Looks like one of those color-blind tests. Hee hee.

Lunch.

Fruit

Fruit

Cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, and grapes. Because.

Anticipation!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

Oh yeah, happy Friday!

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No Recipe

Is it faux caviar? Don’t think so.

Tapenade? Nah.

Just super simple.

Toast

Toast

 

Butter

Butter

 

Tin of Chopped Olives

Tin of Chopped Olives

Throw together.

Black Olive Toast

Black Olive Toast

Nom.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Sunday “Habit”

No, not the nun kind of habit.

Our “usual” Sunday. Wake up, go to farmers market, buy bananas and papayas, do weekly marketing at the grocery store, lunch or dinner at either Ruby Tuesdays or Zia’s Cafe.

This week it was Zia’s. And … both The Cat and The Mouse tried something different from their “normal” orders.

The Cat’s

Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Artichoke, peas & sun dried tomato cream sauce on penne. Not much artichoke, everything kinda blended in. The Cat thought could be tastier.

The Mouse ordered

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

w/ garlic. white wine & marinara on penne.

The Mouse is still getting used to “al dente” pasta, soooo used to public school cafeteria pasta. Hee hee.

Dinner ended with

Mac-Nut Bread Pudding with Caramel and Chocolate Sauce "Ala Mode"

Mac-Nut Bread Pudding with Caramel and Chocolate Sauce “Ala Mode”

And lots of lactose pills (for The Mouse). Sorry, TMI 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Practice … Practice …

This week’s tomato and eggs trial.

Tomato and Eggs

Tomato and Eggs

Much more normal than some previous trials (and errors). This time drained some of the tomato liquid during cooking. The eggs were hybrid between Chef Gordon Ramsey style and Chinese style. Seasoning of coconut milk (just a teaspoon or so), salt, pepper, sugar, whiskey, and a drop of shoyu.

At least the dish is looking more “restaurant” like, not sooooo soupy.

Haven’t tasted yet. Cooked more for The Cat’s lunch for tomorrow and Tuesday.

Just a quickie for now.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Not a Typo

Intrigued by the pictures and reviews on Yelp, tried here for lunch today.

Noren

Noren

Why hang Japanese kitchen curtains in a “Chinese” restaurant? Dunno, maybe it’s cheaper than hanging doors.

And who came up with the name? Sigh.

Anyway, the two signs outside enticed The Mouse.

OK ...

OK …

 

Even Better

Even Better

With the discount, price not much more than a “decent” plate lunch, and drinks and dessert included. The pake in The Mouse smiles.

What piqued The Mouse’s interest was the pictures and comments on their char siu and roast pork. So, The Mouse’s first plate.

Roast Pork, Char Siu, Stir-Fried Napa Cabbage, Pot Stickers, Broccoli

Roast Pork, Char Siu, Stir-Fried Napa Cabbage, Pot Stickers, Broccoli

Hmm. Roast pork was decent, can’t compare to still on the hook in Chinatown, but passable. The char siu? Meh. But (almost) any char siu is better than none.

Egg Fu Yung, Deep Fried Tofu, Kung Pao Chicken, Beef Stew, More Roast Pork

Egg Fu Yung, Deep Fried Tofu, Beef Broccoli,  Kung Pao Chicken, Beef Stew, Mapo Tofu, More Roast Pork

Everything on the plate was serviceable, the surprise was the beef stew, must’ve been a really cheap cut of meat, but simmered for a loooooong time, “almost like buttah”. The cartiledge, fat, and little bit of meat melding together into a little bite of ahhh!

There was also a salad bar, but nothing for The Mouse to want to give up limited tummy space for.

Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup

Was okay, too much corn starch.

Coconut Tapioca

Coconut Tapioca

 

Mung Bean Dessert Soup

Mung Bean Dessert Soup

The mung bean soup was pretty good.

Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Pudding

All in all, not bad, not the greatest, but not bad. The restaurant has a contract with one of the Chinese airlines to feed the flight crew after all. Good thing there’s a Kama‘aina discount. Probably would feel different at full price.

Soda and tea included.

Try try.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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