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From the Farmer

Picked up at the market.

Fern

Pahole, warabi, or a variation of fiddlehead fern. Add tomato, onion, and a simple vinaigrette = salad. 🙂

The Mouse and The Cat’s potluck contribution tonight.

Also picked up Okinawan sweet potato (no picture). Also bringing to the table tonight (steamed).

And last but not least, couldn’t resist.

Poi with Taro Chunks

Had very high expectations for this. The Mouse likes taro and poi. Unfortunately, the contrast in textures was a little too much for The Mouse. One or the other is more enjoyable (jus’ my opinion). Oh well, try try.

Happy Friday y’all.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Yesterday’s lunch.

Package

Package

“Recycled” from JJ2 Bakery. Thought it was appropriate since the bread was from there. Plus I think the graphics is cute.

Meat between bread

Meat between bread

Prosciutto Di Parma, Prosciutto San Danielle, and Speck Alto Adige combo with honey mustard on wheat bread. I know, mixing the meat might be sacrilegious, but it’s my sandwich.

The Norma Desmond Shot

The Norma Desmond Shot

Chomp View

Chomp View

For dinner.

Started with these.

Toasted Bun

Added a pan warmed taro “burger”.

Taro "Burger" on Toasted Bun

Taro “Burger” on Toasted Bun

Picked the taro burger a couple of weeks ago at the farmers’ market.

Package

Package

The “burger” tasted great. The texture, not so much. Seems an issue to me for all “vegan” patties I’ve tried so far. Just not “meaty”. Maybe next patty, I’ll use it as a base for chili or eggs or something. Just not as a “burger”.

Happy Friday! Hope you didn’t overindulge last night.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Leftover

From dinner the other night.

Steamed Pork with Taro

Steamed Pork (Kau Yuk) with Taro

Bought, not made. The leftovers were not enough for a meal. Added parboiled turnips (another leftover) to the remaining pork and taro, a little soy sauce, sugar, Shao Xing wine glaze.

Steamed Pork with Taro and Turnips

Steamed Pork with Taro and Turnips

I know, kinda looks the same. 🙂 The turnip extended the dish enough to make a decent serving. The Cat liked.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Cat Food

The Cat likes squishy food. I think I posted about that before. Lately, I’ve been making jook (Mandarin: zhou) for The Cat’s dinner (good during winter nights). Last night’s dinner, I thought I’d mix it up just a little, for variety.

Cat Food

Steamed Araimo (Japanese Taro)

Also known as dasheen or dry-land taro.

Avocado with Shoyu

This was how my father used to eat his avocado. The Cat has adopted this method.

Braised Celery and Baked Tofu, Chinese Five-Spice Taste

The tofu is from Mrs. Cheng’s Soy Bean Products (233 Kalihi Street, Honolulu, Hawaii).

And for dessert …

Chinese Steamed Rice Cake

From Sing Cheong Yuan Bakery (1027 Maunakea Street, Honolulu, Hawaii).

Happy Cat. ^..^

Enjoy.

The Mouse

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Thanksgiving Taro Duck

Remember that movie where Christmas dinner was ruined and the family ended up at a Chinese restaurant ordering roast duck with the head on? I was thinking about that movie yesterday while we were at our favorite chop suey house.

Sign

We were invited out for dinner. Since turkey probably would be involved, we didn’t want to do turkey for lunch. We’re not big turkey people. I prefer the bones for turkey jook (a local phenomenon) and the leftover for sandwiches and such instead of the actual turkey. For The Cat, it’s just not her food (she’s not from here). 🙂

I was in the mood for either chicken or duck, Chinese-style. The Cat’s favorite is steamed ginger chicken, but since it’s Thanksgiving, she thought we should order something roasted or something. I choose …

Taro Duck

I like this because 1) the dish is boneless, and 2) the dish has taro. This is the first for The Cat. At first she was confused, I think she was expecting bones and whole taro pieces. Once I compared it to the deep-fried dim sum dish (taro gok), she got it.

Taro Duck, Exposed

A layer of taro and a layer of duck … one giant taro gok. 🙂

The rest of our order we’ve posted about before:

Pork Tomato

Choi Sum, Oyster Sauce on the Side

Omelette

In keeping with Thanksgiving tradition, there were leftovers to take home. 🙂

I think the omelette is my second favorite egg dish (my first is the omelette done Japanese-style).

Hope all your Thanksgiving meals were successes. Will post about dinner the next time.

Enjoy.

The Mouse

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