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Mute Monday

The Cat’s friend left yesterday. The Cat needed to decompress. Dinner at Restaurant Wada, happy hour prices. Shutting up now.

Menu Cover

Menu Cover

Plate

Plate

Plate

Plate

"Wada" Shiso Gohan

“Wada” Shiso Gohan

Agedashi Tofu

Agedashi Tofu

Oven Grilled Eggplant, Tomato Based Meat Sauce

Oven Grilled Eggplant, Tomato Based Meat Sauce

Asari Sakamushi, Sake Steamed Clams

Asari Sakamushi, Sake Steamed Clams

Miso Chicken Wings, Nicely Charred

Miso Chicken Wings, Nicely Charred

Deep-Fried Pork Belly Nuggets

Deep-Fried Pork Belly Nuggets

Ice Cream Spoon

Ice Cream Spoon

Kona Coffee Gelato

Kona Coffee Gelato

Kitty Bag, The Cat's lunch today

Kitty Bag, The Cat’s lunch today

Kitty Bag (not doggy bag)

Kitty Bag (not doggy bag)

Happy cat, happy mouse.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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As Suggested by a Friend

Recommended by a friend of The Cat.

Bento

Menu

From Shokudo (1585 Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawai’i). Only available for lunch.

Healthy Bento Box

Healthy Bento Box

Sorry to say, did not meet The Cat’s expectations. Not well made. Plus the sashimi was kind of gray (not “healthy” looking).  The Cat will be avoiding the place for a while.

To give the place credit, they did replace the sushi with “healthier” looking slices.

The Replacements

The Replacements

I fared better.

Chicken Karaage Bento

Chicken Karaage Bento

My only “complaint”, the chicken was smeared with a house made spicy tartar sauce, kinda like my fried chicken “nekid”.

Both bento came with miso soup.

Miso Soup

Miso Soup

Thought this picture was one of my better ones in a looooong time. :)

Have a nice long weekend (if you are so lucky).

Eat well.

The Mouse

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Just trying to get back to normal. My temporary contract ended last Friday. Waiting to see if I get interviews for other positions. Catching up with this blog (it’s kind of  been on auto-pilot for the last several months).

Last Wednesday, my direct supervisor took us out to California Beach Rock n Sushi. A shortened lunch menu includes soup and salad (not a bad deal).

A recommended “appetizers” for the table.

Grilled Squid

Grilled Squid

Charbroiled and served with spicy aioli. Not bad, the “spicy” aioli not too spicy. Squid was not too rubber bandy (chewy, but not excessively so).

I went with the grilled salmon.

Grilled Salmon

Grilled Salmon

Lightly salted and charbroiled. Done right. Still moist, tender, yum. If you look closely, there’s a piece of grilled squid at the 10 o’clock position.

Thanks “I”, hope I made some positive contribution to the season. Maybe see you next year, if you’ll have me back.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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After dinner snack, picked up while waiting for the bus to go home.

From Minamoto Kitchoan. This one filled with green tea flavored white beans and chestnut. Yum! More palatable than the green smoothie (just my opinion). Nice green tea flavor, The Cat ate the chestnuts.

They stopped making the purple sweet potato and chocolate varieties. I wonder why. Maybe not enough demand. :(

Today is lau lau day! :) Have a good weekend!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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A French Kiss

So, while The Cat was off shmoozing with the high and mighty (see previous post). I was left to fend for myself. I would have normally made something at home but I was at Willy-Sonomas until early evening. Plus, I had to wait for The Cat to carpool home.

There was a little Japanese restaurant nearby that specializes in shabu shabu, but there was one thing on their menu that I was particularly interested in, tongue curry. The Cat did not seem too interested in checking the place out. When opportunity knocks …

Sign

Sign

The place is kinda fancy-ish. Definitely not cheap eats. But the curry seemed reasonable, and since I was here for that, I ventured in.

Place is rather tiny. I think no more than ten tables and a short sushi bar. I was seated at the sushi bar with their full understanding I did not intend to eat sushi.

My order.

Beef Tongue Curry

Beef Tongue Curry

Rice

Rice

Curry was pretty awesome. Socks off awesome.  Just enough heat with a touch of sweetness (in a Japanese way), and okra, one of my favorite vegetables.

The meal, which by the restaurant’s standards was on the sparse side was 10 bucks. Not bad, not cheap eats, but not bad. On the menu is a miso braised beef tendon that The Cat might be interested in. I wouldn’t mind another dish of that tongue curry.

A picture's worth a thousand words.

A picture’s worth a thousand words.

Although the dishes The Cat ate looked and sounded better, I think mine tasted better. :)

Oh, why did I name this post a French kiss? Because tongue was involved. Eww! Hee hee! Sorry.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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