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Checking out an okazu-ya The Mouse has not tried before.

Front

Got there a little after 6:00 am and SPAM musubi already sold out. Sigh.

Box

Inarizushi, onigiri, konbu maki (teriyaki beef, carrot, gobo) wrapped in seaweed, egg. Not bad, the onigiri was a little mushy in texture though.

As a bonus.

Collard Greens

This time with pork fat, onions, and tomato. Interesting.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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One Tastebud at a Time

Yesterday’s “epic” izakaya experience. At least for The Cat’s consultant’s new “friend”. Our favorite izakaya here in SPAMland.

Menu Cover

Menu Cover

Sushi Izakaya Gaku. The Cat said the kanji means “joyful”. And eating here has been. Very.

The consultant’s friend is new to Japanese food, so we had to “go easy on her”. No super exotic dishes.

Sake

Sake

 

Deep Fried Fish Bones

Deep Fried Fish Bones

 

Tamagoyaki

Tamagoyaki

 

California Roll

California Roll

Because … California roll is “safe”. 😉

Ikura Zushi

Ikura Zushi

One “regular” (on the left), and one using salmon for the wrap. Because the consultant’s favorite sushi ingredient is ikura. He was impressed.

Hamachi Kama

Hamachi Kama

The Cat likes.

Hamachi Nigiri

Hamachi Nigiri

The Cat also likes.

Gyūtan (牛タン)

Gyūtan (牛タン)

The Mouse likes.

Yamaimo, Ume, and Shiso Makizushi

Yamaimo, Ume, and Shiso Makizushi

Try try … very refreshing, cleans the palate. The Mouse loves.

Kurobuta Sausage with Cheese

Kurobuta Sausage with Cheese

Just in case the friend needed something “familiar”. To give her credit, she was a real trooper and was willing to try almost anything.

Spider Roll

Spider Roll

For dessert …

Japanese Custard

Japanese Custard

 

Yuzu Sorbet

Yuzu Sorbet

And

Match Ice Cream

Match Ice Cream

Both consultant and friend were impressed.

The Mouse’s job is done.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Cat's

The Cat’s

 

The Mouse's

The Mouse’s

 

Misc.

Misc.

Next, Zia’s Caffe in Kaneohe.

Soup

Soup

 

Bruschetta

Bruschetta

 

Pasta

Pasta

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Sometimes plans go awry. Kokoro-Tei, the little made-to-order bento place near work. Recently, saw this sign.

Omelet Rice

Omelet Rice

Used to be available only about twice a month, and only as a special lunch, higher cost, more items in the bento. The post-it indicated available Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Yay, schedule is improving. This being Thursday … omelet rice with gravy sauce. Mmmmm.

But, it was not to be. Person taking the order says n/a, only available twice a month as a special. But, but the wall?

She quickly gets a piece of paper and covers it up. 😦

Forced to change directions. Now, when it comes to food, it’s not easy for The Mouse to change direction at the drop of a hat. Plus, I have a short window between jobs for lunch. Went with today’s special.

Today's Special

Today’s Special

A little pricier than the omelet rice, but, I haven’t had unagi for a while. For unagi, the price was not bad.

Gyu-Don/Unagi-Don Bento

Gyu-Don/Unagi-Don Bento

Gyu-don, thin slices of beef simmered with onions, scrambled eggs, unagi-don, grilled fresh water eel, salad, kabocha, rolled omelet, mac salad, rice. Not bad at all. Almost made up for the non-existent omurice. Sigh.

Oh well, have to follow Scarlett O’Hara’s advice. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Sunday just as “weird”, in a good way.

Started like most Sundays for us. Farmers market, groceries, mushroom chicken plate for The Cat.

Problem with buying take out from the grocery store is that so far, the menu is the same. Baked mahi mahi, pastele stew, and mushroom chicken.

The Mouse has tried them all, while The Cat doesn’t mind the mushroom chicken each Sunday, The Mouse needed a little variety.

On the way back, picked up a combo plate from L&R Drive In.

Beef and Stingbeans Chicken Katsu Combo Plate

Beef and Stingbeans
Chicken Katsu
Combo Plate

There’s a space in the upper left corner, The Cat took the rice. 🙂

Portion was large enough for me to take a sandwich with the leftover chicken katsu yesterday.

The Mouse's Katsu Sandwich

The Mouse’s Katsu Sandwich

After a long afternoon “event”, tried a Japanese restaurant on the way home.

Sign

Sign

The Cat ordered miso butterfish.

The Cat's Dinner

The Cat’s Dinner

 

Close-Up

Close-Up

The Mouse ordered spicy tuna and natto. 🙂

The Mouse's Tray

The Mouse’s Tray

 

Close-Up

Close-Up

Fairly reasonable prices. We can come back. 🙂

Except not for natto, The Cat’s nose too sensitive. Humph.

So the weird part of the weekend?

I forgot to take a picture.

Stay tuned tomorrow.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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