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Mushroom Soup

The base/broth.

Pork Foot

Par boil, wash, fresh water, ginger, vinegar, Chinese dates, simmer for hours.

Remove foot (for The Cat’s bento), add canned mushrooms to desired quantity, simmer for addtional 45 minutes.

Mushroom Soup

The Mouse was wondering if the soup would gel, the mushroom might dilute the soup too much. While not fully gell, soup did slight thicken and solidify.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Browsing through the internet. Idea for breakfast, salsa on eggs. No salsa in the pantry.

Acceptable Substitute

At least to The Mouse. Hee hee. Eggs and fried rice from the snack bar.

Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes and Okra

Okra was a bit hard and stringy, tossed. Tomato added a “ketchup-y” vibe. Nom.

Stayed a little longer in town yesterday. Grocery store would probably be sold out of lau lau and kalua pork by the time The Mouse drove back. Took a chance at a “hole-in-the-wall”.

Back Entrance

Of course, being Friday, had to try the “Hawaiian plate”.

Lau Lau, Mac Salad, Kalua Pork and Cabbage, Rice

Not bad, not as good as grocery store, but, what’s the bumper sticker message? “A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work”? Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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Two-Pot Week

First.

Beans

Soaked, washed, canned mushroom, mushroom gravy mix, low and slow.

Braised Beans in Mushroom Gravy

Second.

Pork Tongue

Rarely seen at the market. The Mouse scooped it up.

Parboiled, Skinned, Cubed

Canned mushroom, cream of mushroom soup, sake, low and slow.

Braised Pork Tongue with Mushroom Sauce

The Cat’s gonna have rice and gravy bento this week. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Comfort Food (Sorta)

Running errands yesterday. By the time The Mouse actually ate something, breakfast went to brunch, went to almost dinch (or dunch, or lupper, or blupper) you get the idea. Ended up at the ramen shop in the mall, so many eating places and yet not much choice (The Mouse’s opinion).

Comfort food.

Fried Rice with Poached Egg and Chasiu (with Dipping Sauce)

The Mouse was near “starving”, ordered an additional poached egg. Hee hee.

Poached Egg

The fried rice was pretty good (especially with the extra poached egg), considering coming from a ramen shop, the chasiu was a little “dry” for The Mouse’s taste (the dipping sauce helped).

Chasiu Closeup

In The Mouse’s dream kitchen, The Mouse would use pork belly instead of loin, think porchetta (no dipping sauce needed). Drool! 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Cat’s and The Mouse’s semi-regular Sunday visit to Ruby Tuesday in the mall.

This month restaurant is running a special on half rack of baby back rib. The Cat ordered. Usually comes with two sides but The Cat optioned the salad bar as one of her sides and a baked potato for the other.

Ribs and Potato

Kinda reminded The Mouse of Manago Restaurant on Hawai‘i. Hee hee.

The Mouse ordered his regular three sides and salad bar. The Mouse also choose a baked potato as one of his sides. Instead of sour cream, chives, and butter, The Mouse “raided” the salad bar.

Baked Potato, The Mouse Style

Mushroom, ham, bacon, and croutons (freshly made, still warm). The Mouse still eating weird. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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