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A pit stop for The Cat and The Mouse between Kona and Hilo.

Sign

Quaint, rustic restaurant. Mix of tourist and locals. Menu reminded The Mouse of tourist menus back before the Hawai`i Regional Cuisine movement. Interesting.

Panko Crusted Fish Sandwich

The Mouse order. One of the better fried fish sandwiches in recent memory. Oven baked planks of potato.

Chicken Salad in Papaya Half

The Cat’s order. The Mouse remember small-mouse time on the menu. Wow!

Still “exotic”.

Highlight was the restaurant’s pies.

Mac-nut cream pies

Super old school, nothing wrong with that. Server gave us an extra piece because it was “damaged”. Hee hee. Score!

Oh! The Mouse had to show you the bathroom signs. Who said this place is a throwback to another time? For the reading and emoji enabled.

Sign

🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Repurposed

The Mouse eats … different … somtimes.

Often The Mouse orders a hamburger (not the MikeyD type), eats everything but the burger patty, and takes home the patty for future eats. Dunno why. Maybe to stretch the eating.

Always order rare so that the reheating doesn’t overcook.

Anyway, the two latest patties from Ruby Tuesday and Orchids at Halekulani (see previous posts).

Ruby Tuesday Burger Patty Bento

Okra, roasted carrots, dried parsley (an industrial-sized container in the warehouse kitchen that The Mouse has been using quite liberally.

Orchids Burger Patty Bento

Canned spinach, roasted carrot, natto, dried parsley.

The Mouse thinks the natto on the patty, best thing ever! Will be topping burgers with natto going forward. Nom! Hee hee!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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In The Cat and The Mouse case, it was a 2.5-fer. The Cat suggested lunch at Orchids Restaurant. Entree plus appetizer or dessert for special price. The Mouse was a little hesitant. Smaller portions? Still hungry after?

But, try try.

Lobby Decoration

When the restaurant’s name is Orchids …

The Cat’s order.

Crema All’Aragosta

Kona Maine Lobster Bisque, Lemongrass.

What is Kona Maine? Dunno, tasted good.

Homemade Lasagnette

Fresh Chef Pasta, Kahuku Prawns, Scallops, Avocado, Lightly Spiced. Think deconstructed lasagna, The Cat kept thinking won ton skin. Look Funn noods? Hee hee.

The Mouse chose.

Fried Calamari

One of the best The Mouse has eaten, not greasy, super crispy. Nom!

Orchids Burger

8 oz. Prime Burger, Shiitake Sauté, Romaine, Tomato, Onion, Bacon, American Cheese, Guacamole. More nom.

Server suggested we cannot leave without indulging in their signature coconut cake. Twist our arms/paws.

Halekulani’s Signature Coconut Cake

Chiffon Cake, Coconut-Amaretto Cream.

A little on the pricey side for lunch, but not not “break the bank, OMG what were you thinking!” pricey. More affordable than dinner. Not everyday, but once in a while. Hope to be back in the not too distant future.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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Mostly cleaning out the refridge and pantry, some samples from the warehouse.

The Mouse’s Mess

Side view.

The Layered Look

From the bottom up, leftover Kalua pork, cabbage, natto, canned spinach, dried radish kimchi, won bok kimchi, cucumber kimchi. The dried turnip kimchi was really good, if there is more in the refridge today, The Mouse is going after it. Nom!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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For reasons The Mouse will not go into here, original plan of Sunday breakfast at one of the nearby golf courses went awry, and we probably will not be frequenting the place anytime soon.

A quick detour to the cafe up the street. The Cat was craving cured salmon.

Norwegian Smoked Salmon Breakfast

With avocado and scrambled eggs, sriracha sauce. The Cat likes.

The Mouse went with a sandwich.

Roasted Eggplant Sandwich

No fries, coleslaw. Sandwich was good and tasty, but The Mouse was still a little hungry after. Hmm.

Maybe it the minestrone soup that wasn’t ready yet. Oh well.

Thanks Zia Caffee for saving the day.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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