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Kinda spur of the moment eating event. The Cat had a couple of gift cards.

Table Lamp

So, restaurant is a steak house. Legend goes when the restaurant was getting ready to open, supplier shipped sleeping pigs instead of cows. Management was going to return it but the famous singer “Ol’ Blue Eyes” liked the pigs. The Pigs stayed. 😉


The Cat newly exploring prosecco, her go-to used to be pinot noir, but try try. She is liking.

Lobster Ravioli

Appetizer-sized, right-sized for The Cat.

Pork Chops

The Mouse’s order. Very tasty, but there might have been Parmesean cheese in the breading?

Mushroom Medley

This dish was The Cat and The Mouse’s favorite of the night.

Mixed Berries

On a bed of whipped cream.

The Mouse took lactase pills and tried to avoid the whipped cream but there was still a little firework (sparkler, not aerial) effects in the digestion. Hee hee.

Be safe and well.

The Mouse

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The main food. The Cat ordered salmon.

Pan-Seared Ora King Salmon

Served on a bed of sweet corn, yellow and zucchini squash, cauliflower rice, edamame, fresh basil, blistered tomatoes, salsa verde, and grilled lemon. The Cat said salmon was cooked perfectly.

The Mouse went the menu less traveled, since everything was ala carte, ordered two appetizers.

Nueske;s Bacon Steak

Thick-cut, soy-caramel glazed. Mmm. Texture was chewy, taste reminded The Mouse of fried SPAM, in a good way. Hee hee.

SRF Wagyu Meatballs

Sans Parmesan cheese. Very good, definite order again.

Sides were large portions to share.

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

With bacon and shallots.

Sautéed Spinach & Button Mushrooms

Server recommended the mushrooms with onions but with The Cat digestion issues with onions …

Actually, the spinach and mushrooms were very good too.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Happy Accident

The Mouse bought pork belly from the warehouse.

Pork Belly

Plan was for shoyu pork. Trying to follow Chef C’s method. The Mouse ran out of energy at the end. Stopped 3/4 of the way through.

Parboiled the pork, drained the water, washed the pork.

Clean water, enoki mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, whiskey, and vinegar.

Enoki Mushroom


Shiitake Mushrooms

Plan was after simmering for hour to hour-half, take the pork out and steam with shoyu mixture. Chef C’s theory is that if the pork is simmered in the shoyu mixture first, the meat cannot soften, stays tough. The Shoyu flavor doesn’t penetrate the meat as deep, but the texture is softer.

But … The Mouse ran out of energy to complete the shoyu steam portion.

Shoyu pork became pork belly soup with mushrooms.

Pork Belly Soup

The Cat didn’t mind. The texture of the pork was perfect.

The Cat’s Dinner Tray

Pork belly soup, pan-seared Napa cabbage with bamboo shoot, bamboo rice, Chinese rice vinegar (for dipping the pork).

A happy accident.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Cat.

Last dinner with her brother before “vacation” pau.

Belt Fish


Rice Soup


Duck Stew


Stuffed Mushrooms


Pork Ribs?

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Cat

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Mid-week farmers market to buy bread. Didn’t exactly have the type The Mouse wanted so “settled”. Sigh.

And since The Mouse was there …

A quick stop at Ruby Tuesday. Hee hee.

Classic Burger

Medium rare. One of The Mouse’s “usual”.

And … being “pake”, gotta make two meals out of one. Hee hee.

So … first meal is what the server called the “salad” sandwich.


Burger for later, left side untouched, right side loaded up with mushrooms and bacon from the salad bar. 🙂

Next night, bread (from the farmers market), the burger, schmear of Vegemite, Dijon mustard, and pickles from Picnics from the Vine (farmers market vendor), and shiso leaves.

The Mouse’s “Burger”

Probably the last shiso leaves of the season. 😦

In The Mouse’s humble opinion, the second burger was better than any commercial combination. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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