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The Cat has been dealing with the IRS and some exasperating clients lately. Depends who you ask, I’ve been going to her office either to help or get in the way.

In any case, we’ve been leaving the office later than we want to and by the time we get home to cook, sometimes it’s easier just to grab something outside.

The Cat’s new “favorite” place, Asian Mix (1234 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawai’i), right under a Safeway store. The owners used to own Panda Cuisine (not the fast food chain). They downsized to a take-out joint. I’ve posted about this place before, but this week, The Cat really paid attention to the place. They call themselves Asian Mix because they do a little Japanese and a lot of Chinese.

Although they run a steam table (one choice,  two choice, three choice, with choice of starch), most of the orders are made-to-order.

To the average person (in America), tax season ends on April 15th. For most accountants, the season is almost all year. There’s taxpayers on extension and so forth. So, September 15th was another deadline The Cat was dealing with.

So, for two nights this week, we grabbed take-out from here and ate right outside.

The first night.

Tonkatsu Ramen

The Cat’s Tonkatsu Ramen

She said it was tasty but was thirsty afterwards (too much MSG maybe?).

The Mouse's Crispy Gau Gee Noodles

The Mouse’s Crispy Gau Gee Noodles

Crispy Gau Gee

Crispy Gau Gee

Crispy noodles, check, fresh gau gee, check. Best part was the greens, choi sum, shanghai cabbage, and broccoli. Props for that. Not to mention the ginormous portions.

The next night, The Cat wanted to try their roast duck look funn noodle soup (the first night they sold out before we got there).

Roast Duck Look Funn Noodle Soup

Roast Duck Look Funn Noodle Soup

The Cat said better than the first night, not thirsty after, duck was meaty and fresh.

For me, there was a lonely take-out box on the counter. Owner said it was the remnants from the steam table, still fresh. What got my attention was this.

Cheap Eats!

Cheap Eats!

One peek, and the box was mine.

Score!

Score!

Chow mein, beef with choi sum, fried tofu, and chicken with vegetables. Won the lottery on this plate. No choice of food, but everything I’m okay with and quantity to match (still a local mouse). 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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After the soju launch event finished, around 8:00, we went hunting for food. The Cat was starving, she didn’t really partake of the tapas. Chef P is still dealing with his teeth and gum issues so he wanted something soft and soupy, right up The Cat’s alley. Ended up at The Cat’s regular Chinese restaurant, Jade Dynasty in the mall.

The Cat’s usually has to have a little starch, more vegetables, a tiny bit of meat (or egg, or tofu).

Chicken Vegetable Look Funn Noodles

Chicken Vegetable Look Funn Noodles

First up, chicken vegetable look funn soup noodles. Fulfilled Chef P’s request, and all of The Cat’s requirements. But since there were five of us, we had to order more. Sorry ’bout the fuzziness, had to take the picture quick, chefs were starting to dive in.

Shanghai Cabbage with Shiitake Mushrooms

Shanghai Cabbage with Shiitake Mushrooms

One of my favorite vegetable combos.

Crispy Beef with Sesame Seed Gravy

Crispy Beef with Sesame Seed Gravy

A monthly special. Too bad we didn’t order rice or bread to sop up the gravy. 🙂

I guess The Cat felt we didn’t have enough soup.

Dried Scallop  Egg Drop Soup

Dried Scallop Egg Drop Soup

Oh yeah, as we were leaving the soju event, the president of Hwayao, Mr. Taekwon Cho, gave each of us two bottles of soju.Classy guy.

Bottles of Soju

Bottles of Soju

The black one is 82 proof, and the white one is 34 proof. We may keep the lighter one and give the stronger one to the chefs to make more ganache (they prefer higher proof liquors anyway). We’ll see.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Went to New Panda Cuisine again (see here and here). It’s gotten to the point where several of the wait staff recognize us (mostly The Cat, she goes more often than The Mouse). Decent food, reasonable price = cheap eats. This time around.

Daily Soup

Pork bones, carrots, black-eyed peas, and peanuts (The Cat found one peanut).

Vegetable with Bean Curd Skin

The vegetable was Napa cabbage. I was expecting a variety of vegetables, sometimes descriptions get lost in translation. Very healthy.

Bean Curd with Brown Sauce

Deep-fried tofu, Shiitakemushrooms, and Shanghai cabbage. More healthy eating.

Salted fish and Diced Chicken with Bean Curd

The least healthy dish we ordered, still relatively healthy though.

There  you have it tofu three ways. It wasn’t planned, just happened that way. Didn’t realize what we did until after we ordered. Maybe it was the universe’s way of balancing after the bacon and pork belly lately. In any case, delicious.

We also received mango pudding for dessert, free (for their grand opening promotion).

Mango Pudding

Nice way to end the meal.

BTW, The Cat wanted a picture of this.

Rice Service Container

One of the uncles gave The Cat the nickname of “rice pot” because The Cat  likes rice. Fresh rice and The Cat is happy.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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