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Samples

Yesterday at the warehouse, a lot of sampling.

Samples!

Patty? made from poi and taro leaves. Tastes great, looks not so much, kinda looked like cow stuff. Locally made sausage, corned beef (not locally made), and ham (not local). The Mouse’s favorite was the poi patty, and ham. Nom.

Later in the day, one of the meat managers brought in poi, pineapple, and lomi salmon. Why? Dunno. He did not buy it. Maybe from one of the suppliers? The Mouse did not look gift horse in mouth. Hee hee.

Poi

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Pineapple

The Mouse passed on the lomi salmon, what! Dunno why, but since the operation, The Mouse has a slight aversion to onions, especially raw (used to love ’em). Side effect from anesthesia? Oh well, least of The Mouse’s concerns right now, deal with it later, maybe.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Mouse saw this place featured on one of the food show and wanted to try.

Sign

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Outside

Not resort, neighborhood. Side of the highway. “Off the beaten path” you might say.

Inside, like walking into someone’s garage, converted into a kitchen/dining area. Super quaint/rustic.

The Spread

The menu, super simple. Lau lau, kalua pig with cabbage, rice, poi, lomi salmon, mac salad, haupia, kalolo. The Mouse thinks we ordered everything on the menu.

Awesome food. Again, not “gourmet”, but down-home real food.

According to a friend that lives nearby, they often sell out. Good for them.

If there is another opportunity, The Mouse will be back. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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From the Farmer

Picked up at the market.

Fern

Pahole, warabi, or a variation of fiddlehead fern. Add tomato, onion, and a simple vinaigrette = salad. 🙂

The Mouse and The Cat’s potluck contribution tonight.

Also picked up Okinawan sweet potato (no picture). Also bringing to the table tonight (steamed).

And last but not least, couldn’t resist.

Poi with Taro Chunks

Had very high expectations for this. The Mouse likes taro and poi. Unfortunately, the contrast in textures was a little too much for The Mouse. One or the other is more enjoyable (jus’ my opinion). Oh well, try try.

Happy Friday y’all.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Poi and …

Aside from the obvious poi and lau lau, poi and kalua pork, poi and lomi salmon, poi and stew, may I suggest on of my favorite combinations?

Poi and scrambled eggs.

Scrambled Eggs and Fresh Poi

Scrambled Eggs and Fresh Poi

And then to “kick it up a notch”.

Scrambled Eggs and Fermented Poi

Scrambled Eggs and Fermented Poi

How did this combo come to be you may ask? I dunno, maybe one of those days I was too lazy to cook breakfast. Leftover scrambled eggs and poi in the refrig … why not?

Itʻs probably an acquired taste. Go try, maybe you like too. 🙂

Whatʻs your favorite food combinations?

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Poi!

Sunday farmers market.

Fresh

Fresh

Vendor said “momona” means “sweet”, always thought it meant “large” (in the nicest possible way). Hee hee. Might tell you a underwear changing story in the future.

Momona

Momona

Actually was looking for sour poi, but vendor didn’t have it on Sunday. The fresh is good but the sour is better.

Had to pick up prescription today, ran over to the farmers market just on the chance that vendor might have sour poi. He did.

Sour

Sour

Just got through having a little bit for dinner.

Pohā

Pohā

Notice the color difference?

Full of probiotics, yumm. definitely an acquired taste, but I also like natto and stink tofu.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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