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Again, with The Cat’s peeps.

The Place

The Place

Sample Menu

Sample Menu

House Made Soft Tofu

House Made Soft Tofu

Assorted "Pickles"

Assorted “Pickles”

Crab Legs

Crab Legs

Japanese Style Steak and Pork Belly

Japanese Style Steak and Pork Belly

Yum! Happy Mouse

Salmon Collar

Salmon Collar

Yum! Happy Cat

Steamed Rice with Marinated Seaweed Paste

Steamed Rice with Marinated Seaweed Paste

Sashimi!

Sashimi!

Mine! Mine! Mine! Where’s yours? Hee hee.

Black Sesame Seed Ice Cream

Black Sesame Seed Ice Cream

The Cat, The Mouse, and all three peeps, fully satiated. :)

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Dinner with Aunty M, The Cat’s b-day dinner. After a little shuffle, ended up here.

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A few minutes before the early-bird special ends.

Miso Soup, wait, we’ll just do this.

Early Bird

Early Bird

Choices

Choices

Not bad yeah?

The Mouse's Teishoku

The Mouse’s Teishoku

Nishime

Nishime

Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura

Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura

California Roll

California Roll

Both The Cat and Aunty M selected furikake salmon as their choice. The Cat didn’t send over her picture(s) yet, updated pending.

For dessert, both The Cat and Aunty M were full. One dish, three spoons.

The Description

The Description

Miso sauce on ice cream? This I have to see.

Kinako Azuki Blondie Sundae

Kinako Azuki Blondie Sundae

One of the best dessert I still don’t understand, but it works.

Once again, good food, good company. Thanks Aunty M. U da bestest! To paraphrase: “you’re an eleven”! :)

And Happy B-day to The Cat!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Okazuya!

You may already know, I have a soft spot (my belly, hee hee) for lunch wagons (not food trucks). I also have a soft spot for local-style Japanese delicatessen (Okazuya). The Honolulu Magazine has a short description here. Both are old school, small kid time, bits of heaven.

Japanese “delis” maybe a local phenomenon. Tried to search for a definition and only came up with this. I dunno.

Lately, The Cat has been letting The Mouse borrow her car on Sundays. I can get to the church earlier, and not be too worried about having to stay a little later.

This is on the way to church (car route).

Sign

Sign

Haven’t been here for at least twenty years, not because the food was not good, but distance and location became a hindrance.

So, today, pick up these

The Mouse's Bento

The Mouse’s Bento

Shiso Musubi

Shiso Musubi

Vegetable (Mostly) Stew

Vegetable (Mostly) Stew (Nishime)

Carrot, seaweed, konnyaku, bamboo shoot, water chestnut, Japanese turnip, all simmered in a light sugar/shoyu broth.

Shoyu Pork

Shoyu Pork

Grilled Hot Dog

Grilled Hot Dog

An Okazuya staple.

Simmered Gobo (Burdock Root)

Simmered Gobo (Burdock Root)

Cucumber Pickles (Namasu)

Cucumber Pickles (Namasu)

Pickled Japanese Turnip

Pickled Japanese Turnip

Those were the colors, neon pink and yellow. Made me think of Hello Kitty. :)

Think lunch made up of little tapas dishes, a little bit of this and a little bit of that. The prices have gone up from twenty years ago (oh for the want of ta TARDIS), but considering everything is ala carte, not too bad.

Needless to say The Mouse was very happy today.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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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). ┬áThe 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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