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Nothing like last night’s.

Got home a little later than usual.

The Line Up

The Players

Cereal, soy milk, powdered chocolate mix.

Add banana.

Bowl

The Mouse’s Dinner Bowl

The Cat had her “usual”.

Noodle Soup with Greens and Egg

Noodle Soup with Greens and Egg

Quick and easy.

Happy Friday!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Oodles of …

Had an errand near Chinatown last week. Since I was in the area (wink wink), checked out a noodle shop I’ve been wanting to try for a while.

Front

Front

(Picture from their website) 100 North Beretania Street, Suites 171 & 172, Honolulu, Hawai’i. Supposedly, their noodles are made in-house.

Making Noodles

Making Noodles

Again, picture from their website. I was going to ask if I could see them make the noodles but I was shy that day. Hee hee.

One of the few Chinese noodle shops that offer “tossed” noodle option (noodles and broth separate for dipping, think Japanese tsukemen). Not really a fan of assembling my noodles and soup.

But, they do offer a variety of soup noodles that you can mix the ingredients (won ton and roast duck for example). Went with won ton and beef tendons.

Beef Tendon and Won Ton Soup Noodles

Beef Tendon and Won Ton Soup Noodles

A match made in heaven (if you ask me).

Close-up

Close-up

The noodles are the thin chewy type (which I prefer). Did not check if it was one strand of noodle. Hee hee.

Hong Kong Style Noodles

Hong Kong Style Noodles

A definite return spot. Problem is they close at 6:00 in the evening. Kind of too early for dinner. Have to catch The Cat on a good day for lunch or early din din. 🙂

Also picked up some dry noodles for The Cat (also from Chinatown).

Package

Package

I think it’s similar to the noodles served at the Hong Kong Noodle House.

Noodle Bundle

Noodle Bundle

Made The Cat some chicken noodle soup (Mouse-style).

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Home-made chicken stock, carrots, dried green vegetable, goji berries. Salt, Shao Xing wine, and toasted sesame oil to taste. The Cat didn’t complain.

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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Of Noodles.

Participated in a focus group that lasted until late. Dinner of soup noodles at Sunflower Cafe (1157 Maunakea Street, Honolulu, Hawaii). We used to frequent this place quite often, but the location, especially at night, is a little spooky (not ghost spooky, wrong side of the tracks spooky).

Anyway, The Cat ordered roast duck noodle (she forgot to substitute look funn).

Roast Duck Soup Noodles

Roast Duck Soup Noodles

The Mouse had trouble making up his mind, either won ton noodles or char siu noodles. Asked if they could do a combo, they did. 🙂

Won Ton and Char Siu Soup Noodles

Won Ton and Char Siu Soup Noodles

The Cat forgot how good this place is. Hopefully we can become regulars again, just not night time. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Sake 101

Hopefully I can finish this post before the internet connection goes fritzy again.

Thursday night Chef P and I had an appointment with Malcolm and Nadine of The Sake Shop (1461 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii) to discuss the possibility of Chef creating sake chocolates (exclusive to the two shops) for the holidays. In  addition to discussing sake and chocolates, Chef and I got a primer on sake.

For instance, the grading of the sake depends on how much rice is polished off each grain. The more rice taken off, the higher the quality. We were trying the different grades, pasteurized and unpasteurized, and a yuzu infused sake. At the end of the night, Chef got to take five bottles of sake “to play”. He’s going to make samples next week. then we’re going to meet up again for taste testing (oh the sacrifices we make). Hee hee (I’m excited)!

Anticipating coming home late, I had semi-prepared dinner. The Cat had other plans.

She wanted soup noodles. We ended up at Menchanko Tei (903 Keeaumoku Street, Honolulu, Hawaii).

I think The Cat ordered Kikuzo Ramen (I wasn’t taking notes).

Kikuzo Ramen?

The last time we were here, I loved the dressing that came with the shredded cabbage. I ordered katsu curry rice, thinking I would get shredded cabbage.

Katsu Curry Rice

Alas, it was not to be. I got a side salad instead. Sigh.

I asked the server if I could get a plate of shredded cabbage with the dressing. At first, she said no, the curry comes with a side salad, not shredded cabbage (the shredded cabbage is supposed to help absorb the excess oil from the fried pork). when I explained why, she relented and gave me a small plate (with dressing).

Shredded Cabbage and Dressing

Shredded Cabbage (Close Up)

Yay! It’s the little things in life. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

(Whew! Made it through without my connect going kabluey, cross your fingers).

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