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Pork Belly

Cut up, brown, braise in water, liquid smoke, salt, whiskey.

Cool and chill overnight.

Pork Belly, Braised, Chilled

Add to stir-fried cabbage.

Braised Pork Belly with Cabbage

Maybe as good as kalua pork and cabbage. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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Thursday eats.

Picked up from the Korean grocery store on the way home.



Deep-Fried Pork Belly

As good as Chinese roast pork? Hmm, have to think about this one.

Potato, Korean Style

For The Cat. Salty sweet sauce, shoyu and sugar? Dunno.

The Mouse ate dumpling and pickles. Pork on the side.

The Mouse’s Plate

The Cat had her veggie soup bowl, with dumplings.

The Cat’s Bowl

With potato on the side.

A good Thursday. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Chinatown Eats

Last Saturday. Smith and Kings. A play on their location. One of the “new” businesses revitalizing the neighborhood. Intrigued by their brunch burger.

Brunch Burger

Bacon Jam, Mixed Greens, Cheddar, Truffle Aioli, Sunny Egg, Deep Fried French Toast Bun. Breakfast Potatoes, or House Grits.

Not bad, Half sock off maybe? Too many things going on. Bacon jam was more like crumbled bacon than jam. But good to try.

Also tried a side of roasted pork belly.

Roasted Pork Belly

Now, you may ask why, when Nam Fong (famous for their Chinese roast pork) is but a few steps away, would The Mouse want to order pork belly? Try try.

The verdict on the pork belly. It’s not Chinese roast pork, but, a very very good attempt at treating pork belly as it should be cooked. Well prepared. The Mouse would definitely order again.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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The Mouse’s latest “obsession”, mushroom gravy.

This week’s one pot.

Dried Mushroom


Canned Mushroom

Normally, The Mouse wouldn’t use canned mushroom but since the dish was a long braise/simmer, no difference.

Shemeiji Mushrooms

Kinda reminds The Mouse of the Fantasia movie sequence. Hee hee.

“Button Mushrooms”




Pork Belly


Mushroom Gravy

Everything in the pot and hope for the best.

Mushroom Gravy/Stew with Turnip and Pork Belly

The Cat packed her bento with the stew and cranberry curry rice.

Cranberry Curry Jasmine Rice

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Cat took her relative to Christmas lunch.

Kinda ended up like the dinner in “A Christmas Story” except nothing was burnt or ruined, it was Chinese though.

T0 be clear, if The Cat and The Mouse took those package DNA test, it should come back that we have Chinese roots.

So naturally, there’s a good chance that a Christmas meal, or any meal for that matter that involves The Cat’s old relative, ends up being Chinese.

The Place

Nothing fancy, one of many Chinatown “holes-in-the-wall”,

Place Setting

Basic, The Mouse thought the blue plate and the red bowl was a nice look.

Green Onion Pancake




Braised Pork Belly with Pickled Vegetable

Not kau yuk, no fermented tofu. Still, pretty tasty.

Lotus Root with Smoked Meat


Green Vegetable



The Cat ordered way too much food, but figured its holiday. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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