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Growing up, small-kid time, TV dinners was a big thing. Ate a lot of ’em. The female parental unit was not interested in cooking good food.

Back then, to The Mouse, compared to the home cooking, TV dinners were five-star gourmet.

Anyways, last night, The Cat ate take-out at the office, ’tis the tax season.

The Mouse was left to his own devices for dinner.

TV dinner, The Mouse version.

Dindin

Dindin

Everything Bagel

Everything Bagel

With peanut butter on the side.

Bagel chopped up to facilitate eatability.

Kalua Pork and Cabbage (Leftover)

Kalua Pork and Cabbage (Leftover)

Pear and Celery Stalks

Pear and Celery Stalks

And for dessert.

Waffle

Waffle

Picked up at the bus transfer point.

Prepped with little or no fuss, eaten with little or no fuss, finger food, except for the cabbage.

And what to watch while eating the TV dinner you ask? Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives of course. Hee hee.

Tax season’s just begun.

Probably should consider picking up a small folding table, perfect for TV dinners, think I saw one at Walmart.:)

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Last weekend, we did some food exploring. I was going to write separate posts but ran into a brick wall on both. So as to not fall too far behind, here’s a catch-up posting.

Read some good reviews about Sure Shot Cafe (1249 Wilder Avenue, Suite #4, Honolulu, Hawaii).

Sign

Entrance

If you blink, you might miss the entrance.

Bookshelf

The place has a definite “neighborhood hangout” kind of feel. Even some of the customers act like they’re at home (a good thing).

Enough about the atmosphere, on to the food. The Cat started with a cup of café au lait.

Café Au Lait

She thought it was so-so.

For breakfast, The Cat ordered a waffle with fruit.

Waffle with Fruit

They serve waffles and fruit only on the weekends.

Side View

To fully appreciate the scale of  the waffle. The fruit topping were apples, bananas, and strawberries. While all of the components were decent, The Cat thought that taken as a whole, something was missing. I think because they only do waffles on the weekends, the waffle maker needs seasoning or more practice.

The menu on their website is not up yet. No eggs. Should have known better. Settled for a tuna salad bagel sandwich.

Tuna Salad Bagel Sandwich

Side Shot

Not bad, socks stayed on.

Next, The Cat has been curious about Jimbo (1936 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii) for a while. It’s also one of my aunt’s go-to places when she visits.

Menu Cover

The art looks like it could be a tattoo on someone’s arm (I’m just saying). I think the restaurant was one of the first in town to use “authentic”, handmade ingredients.

Authenticity

The prices were a little pricey, but since we were already here, The Cat ordered the Nabeyaki Udon.

Nabeyaki Udon

Leaving the tempura on the side was a nice touch.

Tempura

Nabeyaki Udon, Detail

I think I mentioned that I tend to get bored with a large bowl of noodles. I went with a combo, plain curry rice and plain udon.

Curry Rice and Udon Combo

The side salad was another nice touch.

Side Salad

A standard tossed salad. Not sure what the dressing was (there wasn’t enough on, in my opinion).

Curry Rice

I thought the rice to curry ratio was off (too much curry, not enough rice). Could have been worse (too much rice, not enough curry). It was okay.

Udon

Udon in dashi. I don’t think I have enough experience to fully appreciate a bowl of plain udon. Maybe I should have thrown the excess curry into the udon. Nah, wouldn’t have helped that much.

Again, the parts didn’t quite add up to the whole. The Cat and I agree, udon is not our favorite noodle. Too fat and the broth is not to our taste. At least The Cat satisfied her curiosity.

Better luck next time.

Enjoy.

The Mouse

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More Food Porn

Breakfast here with Aunty M this past weekend.

Sign

She likes the waffles here.

Waffle

The Cat also ordered a waffle and added blueberries.

Waffle with Blueberries

The Cat had to make sure there were enough blueberries for each of the waffle “squares” (there was more than enough).

Veggie Scramble, Potatoes, Whole Wheat Toast

I ordered the veggie scramble with potatoes, and whole wheat toast (come to think of it, I think I ordered this the last time too).

French Toast, Short Stack

I was curious about their French toast the last time I was here. This time, ordered a short stack to share and try. The bread was good, but it wasn’t dipped in the egg batter long enough (no custard texture). Socks stayed on.

It’s always nice to meet up with Aunty M.

Enjoy.

The Mouse

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Yesterday, I ate at two places that specialize in pancakes and waffles, but ate neither.

For breakfast, I met up with Aunty M (of grilled cheese sandwich fame), and cousins P & B here.

Sign

Both Aunty M and B rave about their waffles. I dunno, but to me, waffles and pancakes are reserved for weekends.

Both Aunty M and B ordered the waffle (Aunt M let me try a bite of her waffle, very good).

Waffle

P ordered some kind of omelet (wasn’t paying attention, saw Portuguese  sausage though).

Omelet

The shot was taken just before he liberally doused his omelet with Tapatio hot sauce. The after shot was a bit gruesome, looked like something out of a horror flick (just kidding).:-)

I ordered a veggie scramble with fried potatoes and sour dough toast.

Veggie Scramble

Everything was tasty. The potatoes really stood out though, crunchy, not overcooked, and sprinkled with herbs.

Eggs, potatoes, toast; seems more like a guy thing.

Looking around, the French toast looked like something I would try next time (on the weekend).

The Cat used to frequent here for lunch, it’s also one of our favorite places for weekend breakfast.

(Sign) Menu

On weekdays, the restaurant serves sandwiches and lunch plates. For $7.25, they offer soup or salad, several choices of sandwiches, and dessert. The Kapiolani location used to be close to The Cat’s office (The Cat has since moved her office). I always wanted to try their lunches but never had the opportunity.

I was in the Waiakamilo area yesterday, so I finally got to try their lunch. I ordered the hamburger sandwich deluxe with tossed salad.

Tossed Salad

Hamburger Deluxe

The food is like stepping into a time machine (30 to 40 years ago). Salad is head lettuce with a tomato wedge and grated carrots for color (no micro greens). The hamburger is a plain beef patty with lettuce and tomato (no designer beef). A straight forward meal, something I would imagine could be found at a diner in another era. The food was good in a nostalgic sort of way. Everything was fresh and well done.

For dessert, canned fruit cocktail with whipped cream.

Fruit Cocktail

A bit strange for me, but in keeping with the theme.

Eating in decor that probably came from the same era, lunch worked.

It would be me to go to two different places known for their pancakes and waffles, and not order pancakes or waffles.

Oh well.

Enjoy.

The Mouse

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