Posts Tagged ‘Pork’

Shoyu Pork

This week’s one-pot. Actually this week there were two-pots.

First, shoyu pork.

Pork Belly, Par Boiled, Washed

Pork, dark soy, ginger, Crown Royal Apple, water, salt, brown sugar, star anise.

Into the Pot

The Cat threw in green onions from our outside pots.

The Mouse threw together something to accompany the pork.


Wood-ear fungus, dried shiitake mushrooms, dark soy, sugar, salt.

Dark Matter

Good thing The Cat took white rice in her bento for contrast. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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One-Pot No Recipe

Pork squash soup/stew. Not sure the origins of the dish. The Mouse suspects (but not confirmed), Filipino in origin.

From the farmers market.

Chinese Squash

From the grocery store.

Thick Cut Pork Belly

Think really thick bacon slices (raw ingredient).

Everyone into the Pot

Pork, squash, ear tree fungus, dried shiitake mushroom, salt, water, shoyu, splash of Crown Royal Apple Whiskey (Hee hee).

Braise for approximately 30-40 minutes.

Pork Squash Braise

Liquid kinda evaporated, not much soup nor “stew”. Still have a small winter melon in the refridge and half of the pork in the freezer for another try.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Soup-ed Up

This week’s soup. Still pork foot (the other half from last week).

Pork Foot Bone

Instead of the usual “just broth” (bone, liquor, vinegar), The Mouse decided to add a few more ingredients .

Dried Mushrooms and Wood Ear Fungus

Soaked overnight.

Low and slow for about seven hours.

Pork Foot – Cooked

Falling off the bone. 🙂


Because of the mushrooms and fungus, this week’s broth is more “welcome to the dark side”. Hee hee.

The Cat’s Bowl of Noodles in Pork Foot Soup

Celery, soy beans, fried tofu, soba noodles. Slurp.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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Rice Bowls

What The Mouse ate yesterday.

First, Mouse made. “Brunch”.


Trader Joe’s rice blend, soy beans, smoked pork from Pipikaula and Pickles, wasabi sesame seeds.

The Cat yum cha-ed (is that a word?) at Jade Dynasty. The Cat texted The Mouse that she was bringing home a pork belly rice bowl.

What The Cat Saw

Warning: “objects in restaurants are smaller than they appear”. To paraphrase. Hee hee.

The Actual Take-Out

There was also leftover tofu and cucumber from The Cat’s lunch. While a bit on the light side, three pieces of pork belly, about one scoop of rice, just enough for a light dinner. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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Shoyu Pork

Near perfect pork belly slices from the Korean grocery store.

Pork Belly

Almost like a siren calling, had to get ’em.

Par-boiled, washed. Water, shoyu, dark shoyu, sugar, liquor. Slow simmer for two hours.

Shoyu Pork!

“Like buttah”. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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