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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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Lately, whenever we eat at Ruby Tuesday, The Mouse’s order is the same, three sides (spaghetti squash, broccoli, and zucchini) with salad bar.

Plate #1

Mushrooms, broccoli, French dressing, bacon. 🙂

Plate #3

Plate #3

Similar to plate #1. Plate #2 was different, potato salad, pasta salad, cole slaw, fruit, but The Mouse forgot to take a picture. Was really into the mushrooms and broccoli Sunday.

There’s a very pake reason for being a creature of habit, The Mouse can eat his fill on the salad bar and take the vegetables home for lunch the next day. Two meals! Plus, the order is one of the cheaper dishes on the menu that includes the salad bar. Ka-chang! Hee hee!

The Cat was more up to trying something new.

ATM Benedict with Fruit Bowl

ATM Benedict with Fruit Bowl

Can’t find description on-line (“what does ATM mean???), but, it was vegetarian with avocado, tomato, and mushrooms (if I had to guess).

We arrived just between breakfast and lunch. The Cat ordered breakfast, The Mouse ordered “lunch”. Perfect.

The Mouse's Lunch

The Mouse’s Lunch

Zucchini and spaghetti squash. 🙂

Hope you had a happy Valentine’s day (if you are so inclined).

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Olde Skool

Before Macyʻs, there was Liberty House. There was a restaurant called The Gazebo. They served reasonably priced meals, nothing fancy, but someplace in the mall to have a sit down meal. After the store became Macyʻs, the restaurant was “upgraded” and a celebrity chefʻs name was attached to it. Of course, prices rose to reflect the celebrity chef status. Thatʻs in town.

On our side of the mountain, I guess we are still considered small town enough. The Gazebo is still here.

New Yearʻs eve lunch.

Shoyu Pork

Shoyu Pork

Shoyu pork, vegetable, rice, and a side salad, ten bucks. Cheap eats.

See, more cafeteria food than celebrity chef “gourmet” food. Comfort food at itʻs best.

Being that I got there 5 minutes before closing, the gravy had simmered down thick and rich (and a little too salty). Plus, the cook used shoulder instead of belly, a little on the lean side. But still good.

Talk about nostalgia, in a good way.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Not much happening between holidays. Just regular stuff.

Breakfast

Breakfast

Snowball cookies (from one of The Cat’s clients) and dried plums. The Cat wasn’t too fond of the cookies, too “spicy” (cinnamon and nutmeg) for her.

Lunch

Lunch

Cold cut sandwich on pumpkin bread (from Brug Bakery), raw celery (olive oil and salt), raw sliced turnip (shoyu).

Dinner

Dinner

Sautéed turnip, turnip greens, and celery with shoyu.

The Cat's Bowl

The Cat’s Bowl

Chicken feet soup noodle with turnip and greens.

This batch was pretty epic. Two packages of chicken feet (I usually use one). The soup gelled so solid, I’m thinking of writing to Jell-O with suggestion of a new flavor (chicken feet) with feet. Do you think it would sell? Hee hee!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Sunday Routine

Farmers market, grocery store, breakfast, brunch, or lunch.

Nothing you haven’t seen before from the farmers market. Bananas, papayas, persimmons.

Same as the grocery store. Turkey necks, vegetables.

Lunch at Ruby Tuesday’s.

Salad Bar

Salad Bar

 

Salad Bar

Salad Bar

 

Salad Bar

Salad Bar

The Cat did try something different this week.

Banana Pancakes with Mac Nuts

Banana Pancakes with Mac Nuts

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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