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Free Food Wednesday

Wasn’t planned, just happened.

Pizza Hut!

Pizza Hut!

From one of the managers, lunchtime. Dunno why. Maybe she wanted pizza and didn’t want to eat alone? Pizza, breadstick, chicken wing. Since lunchtime for me is around 10:30 in the morning (don’t ask, I have a funny schedule, not my choice), this was more like a teatime snack (I was drinking black tea at the time).

Manapua!

Manapua!

From one of The Cat’s clients (I got the leftovers). The one with no dots is char siu bao :), the one with two dots is a mystery (some kinda ground pork mixture).

Two Dot Chomp View

Two Dot Chomp View

Was ok.

I case you’re wondering, I did get some fiber today.

Breakfast

Breakfast

Multi-grain toast with butter and Vegemite (I was trying to channel Jackson Pollock and not doing a very good job at it).

Lunch

Lunch

Tuna salad. I ate lunch before I knew pizza was coming.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Not to freaky, maybe just a little weird (trust me it could’ve been weirder).

Planned on a salad for lunch today (trying to cut down on carbs for a while). Lunch spots nearby either are not oriented towards salads (more protein and starch kinda places), or way too expensive (in my opinion) for what’s presented.

Decided on Chinese chicken salad from the nearby Chinese greasy spoon. While not my favorite of salad choices (just romaine lettuce), quantity and price is “fair”.

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

Have to mention the salad dressing.

Salad Dressing

Salad Dressing

Have to mention the salad dressing. The picture does not do it justice. The color is almost neon. Not sure this color happens in nature.

To add a little variety to the salad, I brought along some ingredients from home.

Braised Pork Belly, Dried Cranberries, Chinese style Scrambled Eggs, and Prunes

Braised Pork Belly, Dried Cranberries, Chinese style Scrambled Eggs, and Prunes

Not all went into the salad, just the dried cranberries and prunes. I’ve recently become infatuated with adding dried fruit to savory salads, guess its that salty-sweet combo.

Chinese Chicken Salad, Mouse Enhanced

Chinese Chicken Salad, Mouse Enhanced

:)

Dinner had the potential to become “freaky”-ish, but didn’t. Had to make a Costco run for vitamins. Dinner at Max’s of Manila close by. Considered ordering pork blood stew, sizzling pork cheeks, or crispy pork hock, but in the end, stayed conservative.

Snapper Filets with Black Bean Sauce

Snapper Filets with Black Bean Sauce

Colorful no?

Pinakbet

Pinakbet

Vegetables (with a little bit of pork), a good thing, according to my doctor’s request. Although the shrimp paste might throw him in a tizzy.

Sizzling Tofu

Sizzling Tofu

Cat  ended dinner with a scoop of ice cream.

Ube Ice Cream

Ube Ice Cream

Could be considered by the uninitiated as being a little freaky. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Not every business meeting are like these but …

Mariposa at Neiman Marcus.

Grilled Shrimp Cocktail

Grilled Shrimp Cocktail

Grilled Shrimp and Quinoa Salad

Grilled Shrimp and Quinoa Salad

From Gordon Biersch, Aloha Tower.

Harbor View

Harbor View

Sunset

Sunset

City Lights

City Lights

Pecan-Crusted Chicken and Pear Sliders

Pecan-Crusted Chicken and Pear Sliders

Sigh!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Onion (diced)

Grape tomatoes (halved)

Turnip greens

Canned tuna (packed in water)

Prunes

Dried cranberries

Kimchi

No salad dressing

Lunch

Lunch

You may not think the flavors work together (worked for me). Spicy, sweet, tart, salty, bitter, all in one dish. :)

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Or, lomi salmon, the poor Mouse version.

Lomi lomi salmon, a luau staple. I have no archaeological nor anthropological evidence, just a feeling that lomi salmon is a westernized version of poké.

The Mouse loves both poké and lomi salmon

Anyway, salted salmon (main ingredient of lomi salmon) and poké are luxury items rarely seen, if at all, at our house. When I have the munchies for lomi salmon, have to make do with the Mouse canned version.

Chopped onions, green onions, diced tomato, and canned salmon.

Mouse Version

Mouse Version

Mix to incorporate.

Tah Dah!

Tah Dah!

Pink salmon, this time around. A distant relative of real lomi salmon, but, close your eyes and it kinda works. Now, if I only had poi. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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