Posts Tagged ‘Pork’

The Mouse was nearby and dinner from the gas station seemed like a good idea at the time, no regrets.

Chicken Salad Sandwich

The local 7-Eleven stocks a pretty good BLT but they were sold out last night, good substitute.

Root Beer

One of The Mouse’s faves. Now in diet.

Crunchy Stuff

No, The Mouse did not consume in one sitting. But good that the gas station sells small packs. Controlled portions. Hee hee.

To balance out The Mouse made a fruit salad.

Mandarin Orange, Starfruit, Canned Pineapple


For The Cat, The Mouse made a quick stew/braise

The Cat’s Stew

Leftover Chinese pot roast pork, eggplant, carrot. Nom.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Meated Out

Sunday, after farmers market. The Mouse was craving meat. Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ at the mall.

Pork Cheeks


Hanger Steak


Boneless Rib Meat


Beef Liver




Cauliflower Tempura



Just a sampling, The Cat and The Mouse order much more, salad, edamame, miso soup, rice, mushrooms, potato, too many to take pictures.

Ok, The Mouse is good for another six months or so. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Happy Accident

The Mouse bought pork belly from the warehouse.

Pork Belly

Plan was for shoyu pork. Trying to follow Chef C’s method. The Mouse ran out of energy at the end. Stopped 3/4 of the way through.

Parboiled the pork, drained the water, washed the pork.

Clean water, enoki mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, whiskey, and vinegar.

Enoki Mushroom


Shiitake Mushrooms

Plan was after simmering for hour to hour-half, take the pork out and steam with shoyu mixture. Chef C’s theory is that if the pork is simmered in the shoyu mixture first, the meat cannot soften, stays tough. The Shoyu flavor doesn’t penetrate the meat as deep, but the texture is softer.

But … The Mouse ran out of energy to complete the shoyu steam portion.

Shoyu pork became pork belly soup with mushrooms.

Pork Belly Soup

The Cat didn’t mind. The texture of the pork was perfect.

The Cat’s Dinner Tray

Pork belly soup, pan-seared Napa cabbage with bamboo shoot, bamboo rice, Chinese rice vinegar (for dipping the pork).

A happy accident.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Cat Eats

Two of The Cat’s lunch pics.

Shoyu Pork

Little Japanese take-out place in a courtyard next to The Cat’s office. Newly discovered by The Cat. She will be frequenting more often.

Smoked/Braised Pork Shank

At the Irish pub down the lane from The Cat’s office.

The Mouse tried a little of both. Both were nom. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Cat

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Last Night of Travel

Suggested restaurant was closed. Early flight out next day. Concierge suggested place might be too pricey. Ate at the hotel bar.

Pork Belly Lettuce Tomato Sandwich

The Mouse’s. Pork belly confit. Well-cooked. Tender, slightly fatty (in a good way). Could’ve used a touch more “umph”. Maybe sriracha mayo? Gojijang mayo? Lau Gan Ma dip? Still good.

Furikake Fish Sandwich

The Cat’s, she liked.

Hilo Bay

Morning view. Too bad we couldn’t stay a little longer. Maybe next time.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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