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Some of our recent take-outs. 🙂

From Chef P., dessert.

Tapioca Pudding with Berries

The Mouse thinks Chef made this for The Cat’s birthday (a couple of weeks ago), Chef forgot. The tapioca was more boba-ish (chewy) than tapioca (soft), but still appreciated.

Tamago, Inari, and Poke

The Mouse’s lunch yesterday, from the grocery store reduced section. Just stocked, totally worth it. Hee hee.

The Mouse went to the nearby mall to pick a card, decided to pick dinner at the food court, ramen shop ran out of rice (sigh), picked side dishes.

Pork Belly and Takana

Boiled a carrot, added wakame, angel hair pasta, topped with pork belly and takana (mustard cabbage cooked with sesame oil and a little shichimi togarashi (Japanese chili powder blend).

Bowl of Noodles (Pasta)

The Cat slurped.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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This place has been on The Mouse’s radar for a long time.


Finally got here yesterday.

The plan was to go for an early dinner (restaurant tends to sell out of items), but The Cat over napped.

At least we were able to order one of the last portions of burnt ends.

Burnt Ends

Mmm, tender and fatty. First time try for The Cat and The Mouse. Fans.

The Cat couldn’t decide her choice for dinner, went with kalua pork.

Kalua Pork Tray

Baked bean, braised red cabbage and sweet rolls (sold out of house-made cornbread). The Cat was slightly underwhelmed. The kalua pork was like other kalua pork. Maybe the restaurant should offer pulled pork instead, just thinking aloud.

The Mouse has leftover lunch. 🙂

The Mouse fared better.

Brisket and Pork Belly

Both brisket and pork belly were very good. The Mouse saved a portion of the pork belly for The Cat’s bento. Trade.

Dessert was a staple for The Cat.

Mudd Pie

The Cat approved a provisional return. She will be ordering ribs next time, or burnt ends and sides.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Or Sunday brunch. A bit of a breather for The Cat before final push of regular tax season. Kinda of a new try, we’ve done take out from Basalt during the lock down, first time eating in.

Smoked Salmon Hash?

The Cat’s dish, a daily special. Crispy hash brown, eggs, lox. The Mouse thinks it was chef’s take on latkes. Pretty good.

Pork Belly Fried Rice

The Mouse’s dish. Bacon fried rice, roast pork belly, two fried eggs, toasted English Muffin, Mmm. The pork belly roast, best The Mouse has eaten in a while. The Mouse’s only complaint, maybe half a scoop more fried rice. Almost perfect. 🙂

Shared dessert.

Grand Marnier Mousse Cake

Dark chocolate mousse, raspberry sauce, mixed berries.

The Cat has approved application to return soon. There is a braised beef short rib dish The Mouse is curious about. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Across the parking lot from the grocery store The Mouse frequents there is a bar/lounge/dive bar. The Mouse was never interested.

The Mouse was feeling “adventurous”. He thought he saw a sign recently listing their food menu with smoked meat listed. But yesterday, new sign, no smoked meat. Sigh.

However, one of the dishes listed was pork belly with mustard cabbage, a worthy substitute? The Mouse ordered.

Pork Belly with Mustard Cabbage Plate Lunch

Rice came in its own separate container.

Overall, dish was done well. If The Mouse was cooking, he would’ve parboiled the pork belly for a bit to soften and render some of the fat before stir-fry, but no matter, still good, just a bit chewy.

3/4 of the rice and the potato (top left) went into The Cat’s quick jook for dinner.

The Mouse is inspired to try and recreate this one day. Paw up. Hee hee.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Thick cut pork belly.

Pork Belly

Cut into lardon pieces, browned, braised in water, apple cider vinegar, liquid smoke, added white stem cabbage stems, another braise, and finally the cabbage tops, quick braise. Salt, pepper, monk fruit sugar, dash of shoyu, and a drop of orange extract.


Not the normal quick stir-fry The Mouse usually does with vegetables, a softer, deeper flavor. The Cat liked. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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