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Aloha Friday. Picked up a take-out from the neighborhood grocery store.

You’ve seen this before.

A combo for just over ten bucks? Almost unheard of. I guess the grocery store has economies of scale or some other economic factor in play.

Hawaiian Combo Plate

Kalua pork, sweet potato, chicken long rice (under the sweet potato), haupia, lomi salmon, and lau lau. Small drink included. What a deal!

The sweet potato got put away for The Cat’s lunch next week (in the freezer), the chicken long rice went into The Cat’s dinner bowl (see picture below), the haupia is The Cat’s breakfast today, The Mouse scarfed the kalua pork, lau lau, and lomi salmon for dinner. 🙂

The Cat is not that crazy about Aloha Friday food as much as The Mouse. She got a “clean the refrig” bowl.

The Cat’s Bowl

Using the chicken long rice as a “base”, added dried seaweed (reconstituted), Korean rice cake, cucumber, and a drop or two of toasted sesame seed oil.

Everybody’s happy.

Heading out to yum cha today. The Cat is taking her mother, The Mouse is tagging along as driver.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse.



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A Quickie

Both in soup and post.

No time for a “cook all day” foot soup (chicken nor pork). Picked up a package of pork ribs.

Pork Ribs

Same process, par-boil, wash, fresh water, low and slow. But instead of four or five plus hours simmering, two hours. The result does not yield collagen-rich soup, more like a light broth, no gelling. Last 45 minutes to an hour, threw in a diced turnip.

For The Cat’s bowl, noodles, dried seaweed, canned corn, pork broth, rib, and turnip.

The Cat’s Bowl

A quickie.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Mouseʻs


From the nearby grocery store. Clearing out their dayʻs hot deli. The Mouse has not been to Louisiana nor New Orleans so nothing to compare with. Sausage, chicken, rice, slightly spicy. Not bad.

The Catʻs


Seaweed, mushrooms, asparagus, corn, tofu, noodles, salt to taste. Assembled by The Mouse. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Cat wanted a light dinner tonight (at the last minute). The Mouse’s cooking plans were not light. I had to scramble a bit. My typical cooking style (throw things together and hope for the best).

The Cat's Noodles

The Cat’s Noodles

Sang Dong noodles, celery, goji berries, dried seaweed, white mushrooms, pork fat, salt and pepper to taste, and shiso leaves for garnish.

The Cat happily slurped.

Last night, one of The Cat’s clients took us to dinner. The bathroom consisted of a high tech ‘john”.

The John

The John

More on that tomorrow. 🙂

As well as the scenery and food.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Seaweed Salad x Three

Robusta seaweed (at least that’s what the owner calls it) from Marine AgriFutures, Kahuku, Hawaii. I get to use some of the supply that’s not sold during the farmers market. According to our customers, they use it mostly as an ingredient for poke. I experimented using it as the main ingredient in salad.

The texture is very crispy (almost to the point of being too crispy). I boiled it for over half an hour to soften it up a bit (and it was still very crispy). Simple preparation, three variations.

Robusta Salad #1

Simply tossed with roasted sesame seed oil and Kauai sea salt.

Robusta Salad #2

Same as salad #1 with the addition of sliced Japanese cucumber.

Robusta Salad #3

Again, same as #1 with the addition of cubed tomato and white wine vinegar.

Forwarding this post to Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for her next Souper Sunday feature.


The Mouse

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