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Both The Cat and The Mouse have been not sick but not quite 100%, borderline.

The Cat calls this set-up “patient” food. Of course, The Mouse had to riff just a little bit.

Condensed Soup

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Diced Tomato

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Pre-Cut Vegetables from the Farmers Market

Throw everything together and hope for the best. Hee hee.

Vegetable Soup with “Poached” Egg

The Mouse guesses if he were to write it in a menu it could be called “Ratatouille” soup deluxe (that’s the egg part), maybe. Hee hee.

And, no tomato based soup would be complete without …

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

From the Chinese take-out up the street.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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Sandwiches

This post, inspired by the “eating machine” himself.

So, what is my favorite sandwich? Gonna waffle and say plural, not singular.

Let’s start with Mr. G’s fave, the fish and coleslaw sandwich. His is pretty spectacular. The breaded mahi mahi sandwich I got from the corner Chinese BBQ joint pales  by comparison.

Mahi Mahi Sandwich Deluxe

Mahi Mahi Sandwich Deluxe

Good for the price tho. For a while, a long long long time ago (still back in college), I lived off Mickey D’s fish filet sandwich (I was in a no red meat phase, you know, too young and too stupid). 🙂

There’s the ubiquitous hamburger.

Hamburger

Hamburger

Also from the Chinese BBQ joint. The basic model (bun, burger, ketchup, mustard, mayo). Actually pretty good, will definitely order again. I also enjoy the more modern iterations, dressed to the nines burgers (wagyu beef, mushrooms, bacon, avocados, etc.).

Also in contention is the old fashion, canned tuna salad sandwich (no current picture). For me, has to be on white bread. Canned tuna, mayo, and celery, that’s it, nothing else (besides salt and pepper to taste).

Then there’s the simple grilled cheese sandwich, which holds a special place in my psyche (read the grilled cheese sandwich that changed the course of history). Nowadays, must be accompanied with tomato soup (preferably the canned variety). Nothing fancy, comfort food.

Also on my list, while maybe not true sandwiches (a close cousin perhaps?), sliders. Not just any sliders, bao bun sliders. Either braised pork belly, kalua pork, or roast duck. A chef friend once made seared foie gras in bao bun with kimchi. One bite and I understood the universe, then I think I fainted. 🙂

The newest entry on my list is from 7-Eleven.

Sweetbread with Ham, Egg, and Cheese

Sweetbread with Ham, Egg, and Cheese

Thick Sliced Sweetbread

Thick Sliced Sweetbread

Filling

Filling

The filling is not much to write home about, but this time, it’s all about the bread. Toasted “crunchy” on the outside and buttery soft on the inside. Big yum.

So,  to modify the question, what one sandwich would I choose if I was stuck on a deserted island?

Ta Dah! PB&J

Ta Dah! PB&J

I think the PB & J (for jam, not jelly) was one of the first things I learned to “cook”. Very little prep needed (almost nothing), it’s always (most times) available in our pantry. Very versatile (toasted or untoasted). Base models or glammed up. Preferably on whole grain rustic bread. I’ll even go for the modified Elvis.

Peanut Butter and Banana on Ciabatta Bread with Brown Sugar

Peanut Butter and Banana on Ciabatta Bread with Brown Sugar

I tried to broil (open-faced) the sandwich in  the office toaster oven hoping the brown sugar would caramelize (like a brûlée) but to no avail. Still tasty though.

The list is both short and nowhere near  complete, just what I could think of at the time.

Are hot dogs considered a sandwich?

Thanks Mr. G for the question and inspiration. You are the “eating machine”. 😉

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Been jonesing for a some dairy for a little while. Not a lot, just something, ice  cream, milk shake, cheese. Last time I ate dairy … I dunno (just in case you’re wondering, I became lactose intolerant a couple of years ago). Doctor said it’s normal for Asians, humph.

Given the situation, I felt buying a container of milk or package of cheese would be wasted. I’d just eat a little. Decided to ask the clerk at the deli counter in the supermarket if I could buy two slices. She raised her eyebrows but okay.

Cheddar Cheese Slices

Cheddar Cheese Slices

For grilled cheese, it has to be cheddar (or American). I’ve tried other varieties in the past, while good for other dishes, cheddar for grilled cheese is the one (just my opinion).

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The difference between this one and Aunty M’s that rocked my world? Used wheat bread (I think she used white), and I didn’t butter the outside of the sandwich before grilling (getting old, have to watch the fat intake, at least pretend that I watching it).

Chomp View

Chomp View

Two ingredients, keeping it simple.

I did take a pill before eating (sorry, TMI).

It was good! 🙂 Thanks again Aunty M.

Until next time.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Yesterday, we stayed at the trade show (see yesterday’s post) longer than I thought we would stay. We left past my lunch time.

I had a coupon for Kissaten Coffee Bar (88 Piikoi Street, Honolulu, Hawaii). I was curious about their tomato bisque soup and their grilled cheese sandwich for a while now.

Tomato Bisque and Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Tomato, onion, and garlic bisque topped with fresh chives, Parmesan cheese, and Brazil nut oil. The sandwich had apples, smoked Gouda, Tillamook cheddar, and smoked bacon.

The tomato bisque was good, but I liked the chilled tomato basil bisque at the Outrigger Canoe Club better. For my tongue, the tomato bisque tasted a little to acidy to me. Maybe it was too many ingredients.

But the sandwich. Oh boy! The crisp apples give just a hint of crunch and sweetness, bacon makes almost anything taste better, and the cheeses glued everything together. Wonderful, socks came off!

Since I had the coupon, and I was starving, I also ordered a cup of potato and leek soup.

Potato and Leek Soup

Creamy potato and leek soup garnished with a poached egg, bacon lardons, and served with a Parisian croute. This was awesome, especially with the poached egg. And I will repeat myself, bacon makes almost anything taste better.

I think next  time I’ll order the grilled cheese sandwich with the potato and leek soup. 🙂

The Cat eating schedule was more out of whack. Not a decent lunch. Starving at dinner.

The only cure is something hot and soupy.

I cleared the refrig. The last of the braised shoyu pork and beef tongue, kale, and chow  funn noodles.

Daily Special Chow Funn Noodles

The Cat meowed. ^..^

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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