Posts Tagged ‘Soup’

Pork Hock Soup

The main ingredient:

Pork Hock

Par-boiled, washed. Water, sake, sea salt, apple cider vinegar, loads of ginger, simmered for hours.


Finished with Napa cabbage and rehydrated bamboo shoots (yesterday sneak peek).

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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A chef told us once, get to know the chef, maitre d, server, butcher.

The Mouse getting to know the warehouse in-house butcher. He cut pork hock for The Mouse on Friday (employee discount price).


Local pork, not frozen, fresh. Enough for two batches of soup.

Ready for Simmer

Parboiled, washed, wood ear fungus, goji berries, ginger, water, vinegar, vodka, pinch of sea salt.

Seven Hour Simmer

Almost, but not quite, fall apart. Perfect.

The Cat’s Bowl

Pork hock soup, with hock, mustard green, bamboo shoot, soba noodles. Slurp.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Both The Cat and The Mouse worked late the other day. Stopped at the neighborhood Italian cafe (missed the early bird discounts), saves cooking and washing time. Tried to keep the eating “light”, until … Sigh.

Tomato Basil Soup, Minestrone Soup


Mushroom Risotto


Sauteed Vegetables


Pasta Primavera

We were doing pretty good, a good portion of the food were taken home for later consumption (spreading the calories over a longer period of time, Hee hee).

Then dessert kinda happened.

Apple and Cinnamon Crisp

The Mouse thinks it’s still ok, since there were apples in the dessert. That’s The Mouse’s story and he is sticking to it. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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One of The Cat’s clients. Not feeling well. Mobility an issue. Doctor has her on liquids only. Requested chicken consomme from restaurant in Neiman Marcus. First response when The Cat called was soup could be ordered but not just take out, someone has to dine-in.

So, The Cat had lunch at Neiman Marcus. Server packed a take-out bowl of soup.



Human Bag

Since The Cat was there, she had a cuppa joe (one of her favorite brands).


The Cat’s client was very appreciative and on the road to feeling better.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse (via The Cat)

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Jus’ sayin’. Hee hee.

The pic reminds me of two unrelated topics.

Chicken Feet

The Mouse’s brain sometimes does that. Anyways, this week’s one pot cooking.

Chicken feet, wood ear fungus, bamboo shoot, ginger, Hanapepe salt, water, and vodka.

Chicken Feet Soup with Turnip Greens

The Cat was happy.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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