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The neighborhood go-to take out for The Cat and The Mouse has been getting swamped with take-out orders. Their standard plates include two scoops of rice, one scoop of mac salad. The Mouse usually orders all rice. Easier to divvy up into The Cat’s bento and such.

Saturday Lunch (and Beyond)

Blackboard special No. 2, mapo tofu and chicken katsu, extra fried egg added for The Cat’s bento.

Seems they hired additional help in the kitchen and for the second time the all rice request was not filled. The counter person checks the orders before passing it to the customer. This time she caught the error and added another scoop of rice.

Scoop of Rice

The Mouse ate more than normal, the extra mac salad was the kicker. The Mouse likes mac salad but restrains because of the extra fat calories.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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The Mouse went to pick up dinner at the neighborhood take-out. He was going to order something from the menu but when he got there, the line was long. Kitchen looked a little hectic. The Mouse decided to go with one of the blackboard specials.

Special #2

Mapo tofu and chicken katsu over rice and mac salad. The Mouse ordered all rice, no mac salad, but the counter and kitchen were slammed. No worries, The Mouse cheated for one day. Leftovers for The Cat’s bento.

For The Cat’s dinner, one oxtail leftover, simmered for several hours (The oxtail was slightly under simmered), half a soup spoon of rice, rehydrated bamboo shoot, shitake mushroom, and wood ear fungus. Cucumbers and frozen vegetables just before service.

Almost the kitchen sink or witch’s brew? Hee hee.

Oxtail, Etcetera Soup

Hearty soup for cooling weather.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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The Mouse ran an errand for The Cat, he planned to pick-up lunch in the area but got turned around and a little lost, GPS on phone was a little confused.

The Mouse went back home and picked up “mini” plates from the neighborhood take-out.

Loco Moco

Portion was large enough to fill The Mouse.

Mapo Tofu

The Cat made two bentos for work. The Mouse just needs to add a little vegetable.

The Cat brought home an order of twice cooked pork from her lunch.

Twice Cooked Pork

The Cat avoids eating bell peppers and leeks. The Mouse will probably end up eating the vegetables while The Cat will eat most of the pork.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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After The Mouse’s doctor appointment, The Mouse hunted for lunch. His original “target” had no access, no parking whatsoever. Ugh. Good for business, not so good for The Mouse. Other possibilities were at Chinatown, another parking access issue.

The Mouse ended up with tried and true take-out spot back in the neighborhood. L&R Drive In. Ordered the standard.

Mushroom Omelet
Spicy Eggplant and Mapo Tofu

Nothing new, comfort food standards. Mmm.

The two plates contributed to 5 1/2 – 6 meals between The Cat and The Mouse. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Still looking for “good” mapo tofu, The Cat. Granted, we don’t really know the “authentic” taste of mapo tofu, but The Cat has a taste in mind.

Going back to L&R Drive In to see if their taste is what The Cat is thinking of.

Cheap Eats.

Plate #1

Grilled pork chop and mapo tofu. Taste is what The Cat had in mind. In no way “authentic”, no Szechuan peppercorn for example, and not too spicy, however, The Cat liked.

Plate #2

Beef tomato and grilled chicken. Mmm.

Cheap eats. Two dinners, two and a half bento (The Mouse got the half). Good deal!

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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