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I’m mostly curious about trying different foods. Can’t say 100 percent, I will not try balut, for example.

Been curious about spreads made from the residual yeast after brewing beer. My internet surfing turned up that it’s very popular in Australia. Seems like you either love or hate it, no in-between. Since I’ve gotten to like stink tofu, natto, and Chinese fermented soy paste, I thought I was up for the challenge.

Couldn’t find them here in the markets and wasn’t about to mail order for it.

One of The Cat’s client is from Australia, very warm couple. I was talking with them one day and saw an opportunity. Just asked them about the yeast spread and they offered to bring me some the next time they came over. Score!

They arrived this week and brought this …

Ohhh!

Ohhh!

Couldn’t wait to try it so put some on a plastic butter knife in The Cat’s office. Yum! Just my opinion, but there’s an umami thing going on with the Vegemite.

Per the couple’s (B&J) suggestion, Dinner was buttered whole wheat with a light smear of Vegemite.

Vegemite Toast

Vegemite Toast

Had to pair it with another product that became popular over here during WWII.

Sautéed Kale with SPAM

Sautéed Kale with SPAM

I just had to (both were awesome). 🙂

The Cat had other ideas and had her noodles with salted duck egg and mustard greens.

Noodles with Salted Duck Egg and Mustard Greens

Noodles with Salted Duck Egg and Mustard Greens

If you look very closely, you can see bits of the salted duck egg (it was shy during the taking of the picture).

This morning, I had to up my Vegemite experience and made an open-faced sandwich with whole wheat toast, a fried egg, seasoned with Vegemite.

Breakfast

Breakfast

Sorry, the plating was atrocious, but it tasted great.

Vegemite, my new favorite condiment. Thanks B & J. I can introduce you to preserved bean curd the next time you’re here. 🙂

I hear there’s something similar in England called Marmite. Bring it on, I’ll give it a whirl. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Porchetta-boutit, Doug

Ever since the cousins took me to The Whole Ox (see here), I’ve been obsessing about the Porchetta sandwich. So much so that today, I had to try one (dunno why it’s call Porchetta-boutit Doug, but what’s in a name).

Porchetta Sandwich

Pink, smoky, fatty goodness, with a generous portion of cracklings on top. The socks flew off. I’m addicted.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Breakfast for Dinner

My father loved eating breakfast food for dinner, he probably loved eating breakfast food any time of the day. I think it was because the food would be fresh cooked (don’t ask). Anyway, I inherited that little quirk of his.

For the past couple of months, my Wednesday schedule has been weird. Except for some occasional snacking, my first real meal is at dinnertime. There are not a lot of places that serve breakfast all day (I can only think of Denny’s and Zippy’s nearby, the waiting at IHOP is too loooooong). So when Subway advertised its Western Egg & Cheese sandwich as it’s December special, I was curious. Picked one up yesterday.

Subway Western Egg & Cheese Sandwich

Choice of bread and veggies (a good thing). Most times its nine-grain honey oat and all veggies except for the jalapeno and banana peppers and no cheese (not because I don’t like cheese, it’s the lactose intolerant thing, sorry TMI). The sandwich wasn’t bad, not great, nothing to rave about, not bad. The egg was pre-made (looked like my grand-aunt’s doilies) and popped into the micro to heat. Not enough ham slices to make any impact. At least I got a serving or more of veggies, and the sandwich was warm (toasted). Beggars can’t be choosy. 🙂

Enjoy.

The Mouse

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Will Work For Food

Have some out-of-town visitors. Took Mrs. B on some errands. She insisted taking me out for lunch (she twisted my arm). 🙂 We ended up here.

Sign

Four of the five sandwiches on the menu had a “been there, done that” kind of vibe.

Duck Confit "Burger"

I hadn’t tried a duck confit “burger” before, so went with that. It’s duck confit that’s shredded and fried crispy. This was good, very good. The duck confit itself was a little salty, but the tomato lettuce and onion helped to dilute the saltiness.

Definitely would order this again. Thanks Mrs. B, anytime you want to twist my arm again  … be happy to oblige.

Enjoy.

The Mouse

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I’m paraphrasing Alexander Graham Bell.

We like the cornbread from here, it has good texture to it.

Crema Espresso Bar and Deli

We found this place while browsing at furniture awhile back (it’s located in a furniture store/wine bar/restaurant. The Cat used to come here for lunch when her office was near by. Today was my first time for lunch.

I choose the smoked turkey and tomato sandwich combo meal (chips and a drink).

Smoked Turkey Sandwich, Cornbread, and Green Tea

Lunch was served on real dishes, nice touch. They were out of chips so the server let me select the cornbread instead. No complaints here, The Mouse was happy.

The sandwich was good, the best part of it was the bread. I think it was a honey wheat, good taste and texture.

The server informed me that they will close in a couple of days (Wednesday I think), and reopen as either Stage Cafe or Cafe Stage (senior moment). The new menu will offer more sandwiches and pastries. I guess the old name limited the perception of the place.

My whole meal today was $6.50 plus tax, cheap eats indeed.

I hope they keep selling the cornbread. I bought three cornbread squares to take home and threw them in the freezer, just in case.

Looking forward to the reopening, at least I got to try it before it changed. Hope they keep the prices affordable.

One door closes, one door opens.

Enjoy.

The Mouse

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