Posts Tagged ‘Mushroom’

Chinatown “grocery” store. No fresh food, just dry and canned goods.

Bamboo Shoots

Dunno if there is a difference between winter and other seasons. Maybe The Cat knows.


Looks like shiitake mushrooms to The Mouse. Picture when the can is opened.

Preserved Vegetable

The Mouse always knew this as spicy pickled mustard cabbage hearts. Condiment to noodles or steamed with sliced pork belly -Ono!

Mixed Grain Rice

Eventually end up in The Cat’s bento.

Sorghum Rice

An unfamiliar ingredient for The Mouse. A try try item. Have to Google.

Weather was still soggy yesterday (blue skies today) but cleared enough for The Mouse to venture out.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse




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For The Cat’s bento this week.

Boneless Pork Chops

Cooks faster and easier than pork belly. Cheaper too.


The Cat helped to cut the chops up. Even easier to handle.

Browned, simmered in mushroom gravy, mushrooms, apple cider vinegar, sake, salt and pepper to taste.

Pork Chops and Mushroom Gravy

Not as tender, nor “fatty” as pork belly, but works. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Mushroom Soup

The base/broth.

Pork Foot

Par boil, wash, fresh water, ginger, vinegar, Chinese dates, simmer for hours.

Remove foot (for The Cat’s bento), add canned mushrooms to desired quantity, simmer for addtional 45 minutes.

Mushroom Soup

The Mouse was wondering if the soup would gel, the mushroom might dilute the soup too much. While not fully gell, soup did slight thicken and solidify.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Two-Pot Week



Soaked, washed, canned mushroom, mushroom gravy mix, low and slow.

Braised Beans in Mushroom Gravy


Pork Tongue

Rarely seen at the market. The Mouse scooped it up.

Parboiled, Skinned, Cubed

Canned mushroom, cream of mushroom soup, sake, low and slow.

Braised Pork Tongue with Mushroom Sauce

The Cat’s gonna have rice and gravy bento this week. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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You’ve seen it before, The Cat likes.

Pork Hock


Canned Mushroom

Regular button stems and pieces, and broken straw.

Package of mushroom gravy, throw everything in and hope for the best.

Pork Hock Stew with Mushroom

Add steamed rice and vegetables. Bento ready! Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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