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The Cat hosted a farewell dinner for an acquaintance (connected with her mother).

Kapiolani Seafood restaurant.

Steamed Oysters

Four paws! Excellent.

Fresh Crab

The Cat and the guests liked, The Mouse passed. The Mouse doesn’t like to wrestle with his food.

Steamed Fresh Shrimp

Very Good. The Mouse doesn’t mind wrestling shrimp, just not crab and lobster claws.

Shrimp and Eggs

Another four paws dish. 🙂

Also ordered a couple of vegetable dishes and a stir-fried beef dish. The beef dish was good, but, lesson learned, if the restaurant has seafood in its name, stick to seafood dishes. The vegetables were not bad.

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

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Buffet, 100 Sails. turkey available, The Cat and The Mouse did not partake.

Handrolls

Scallop and crispy salmon skin.

Cucumber Slices, Sashimi, Shrimp Cocktail
Steamed Carrots and Cauliflower, Breaded Oysters, Stuffing with Gravy, Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Stuffing with gravy, best part of traditional Thanksgiving meal. 🙂

Fruit, Prime Rib Slice with Horseradish
Cookies, Bread Pudding

No pumpkin pie on the line. That’s okay too. 🙂

The breaded oysters were the highpoint of the meal. Hee hee

Be safe, eat good.

The Mouse

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Our favorite, Sushi Izakaya Gaku.

Menu Cover

Menu Cover

 

The Cat's Shōchū and Sake sample

The Cat’s Shōchū and Sake sample

 

Shoyu Marinated Daikon

Shoyu Marinated Daikon

 

Fish Bone Crackers

Fish Bone Crackers

 

Oysters on the Half Shell

Oysters on the Half Shell

Highpoint of the dinner (the oysters).

Chawanmushi (Savory Egg Custard)

Chawanmushi (Savory Egg Custard)

 

Hamachi Kama

Hamachi Kama

 

Spider Roll (Soft Shell Crab Tempura)

Spider Roll (Soft Shell Crab Tempura)

 

Steamed Vegetables

Steamed Vegetables

Even the tomatoes were slightly steamed. Yum.

Kabocha

Kabocha

 

Hamachi Nigiri

Hamachi Nigiri

Another highpoint of the dinner.

Azuki Beans with Mochi Balls and Green Tea Ice Cream

Azuki Beans with Mochi Balls and Green Tea Ice Cream

 

Yuzu Sorbet with Lilikoi Gel

Yuzu Sorbet with Lilikoi Gel

The yuzu sorbet, awesome! The lilikoi gel, not so much, just okay.

That ends the weekend of eating. Now back to our regular programming. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Pre-Shucked Oysters

Did you know you can purchase pre-shucked oysters that are still in their shell? I didn’t. Sunday night, K, handed me an oyster shucking knife and asked me to shuck the oysters. I’ve never shucked oysters before in my life (just ate ’em). She must have seen the terror in my face, because she started laughing and took the knife away. The oysters are pre-shucked still in their shell and taped shut. All I had to do was take off the tape and open them. Whew!

Shucked Oysters

Pre-shucked oysters, learned something new again. Here’s the link to the brand: http://www.goosepoint.com/productsOystersPressure.html

Adventure continues.

Enjoy.

The Mouse

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Here’s the Thanksgiving dinner as mentioned in the prior post. Our friends and mentors invited us for Thanksgiving dinner.

Sign

They wish to remain anonymous, anonymous they will remain. It’s an old and prestigious club. For Thanksgiving, it was tents, and buffet tables.

The Buffet Area

An impressive spread. Didn’t want to offend anyone by taking pictures of  the buffet lines, we were guests after all. So, pictures of food on my plates, and even then I was a little wary.

Mouse's Buffet Plate

Ginger Kabocha Soup

There was turkey (of course), prime rib, ham, oysters, fish, and salads galore, oh my.

Raw Oyster

Since the first pass was with our hosts, they made sure that we got traditional pieces of turkey, ham and prime rib. On the second trip, I was on my own. I politely asked the carvers for the bits and pieces (I think that’s where all the flavor is).

Prime Rib "Bits"

Turkey "Bits"

Parts of the crispy skin and “crusts” that fall off during slicing, yum.

Dessert was also pretty amazing.

Dessert Plate

The bottom left is a apple pie, I scraped from the plate the remnants from other guests (to make the buffet line neater, goes down  the same way).

Hope your Thanksgiving was full of thanksgiving and food.

Enjoy.

The Mouse

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