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Comfort Food

The Mouse (and The Cat) is (are) back. Short trip to Hilo, semi-business for The Cat, The Mouse went along kinda as driver. Pics and stories coming. In the meantime, last night dinner. Schedule still out of whack, jet lag and all. Hee hee.

Max’s of Manila, near The Mouse’s workplace.

Dishes that meet The Cat’s food preferences.


Vegetables? Check. Soupy? Check.

A little too much shrimp paste for The Mouse’s taste, good with rice though.

Papaya Chicken Soup

Again, soupy? Check. Vegetables? Check.

Well cooked. Chicken was not “dried out” from overcooking, papaya was soft, but not falling apart.

Really though, the main reason for coming here was for the ube ice cream (The Cat was jonesing for).

Ube Ice Cream

The Cat would have gone for a bowl of Halo Halo, but watching her weight and too much food.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse



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Bone Broth

The last of the 9 pounds of pork bones The Mouse got/bought from the warehouse. Maybe the best of the lot, a few rib meat parts, and a couple of piggy tails.

After the par-boil, separated the rib meat and tails from the rest of the bones. Regular soup stock, water, bones, vinegar, whiskey.

The rib and tail pieces, whiskey, shoyu, dark soy, sesame seeds, ginger, bamboo shoot. Steamed.

Steamed Pork Bits with Bamboo Shoot

This is going into a future bento for The Cat.

The broth is base for The Cat’s dinner bowls.

Pork Bone Broth Vegetable Soup

With a piece of leftover roast duck, pork bones (for the marrow), cucumber, wood ear fungus, and celery.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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More Tonkotsu Broth

Second of three bags of pork bones. Same same, parboil, rinse, clean water, ginger, whiskey, vinegar, simmer for hours.

The Cat’s Bowl of Soup

The spicy bamboo shoot really gives the soup an added flavor. The Cat slurped.

Pulled out a couple of pieces of rib meat from the bag of bones. Steamed with vodka and shoyu.

Steamed Pork Riblets

The Cat said not bad.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Cat’s soup last night.


Tonkotsu broth, celery, canned bamboo shoot, leftover “Gordon Ramsey” scrambled eggs, chili bamboo.

The Mouse’s take-out (discounted from the Japanese “member warehouse”).

The Mouse’s Plate

Onigiri, tonkatsu, celery stick. The onigiri and tonkatsu end of day discount. 🙂

Popped the tonkatsu in the toaster oven for a few. done.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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Jus’ Soup

The Cat’s, prepped by The Mouse.


Pork bone broth (tonkotsu), carrot, celery, black bean, tofu.

That’s it for now.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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