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Fish Friday

One of the managers at The Mouse’s workplace decided to treat lunch. One of the owner’s other companies he owns, a poke shop.

Poke and Sashimi on Greens

Wasabi Masago poke, salmon, hamachi, and ahi sashimi. This was a small portion. The Mouse was afraid if he ordered the regular, he would be sleepy after. ūüôā

Nom!

The Mouse is not looking a gift horse in the mouth, but just wondering if the manager got an “employee discount”. Hee hee.

Stay safe.

The Mouse

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Wasabi Mayonnaise

Saw a jar of wasabi mayonnaise at the Asian market yesterday. I almost bought a jar, was standing in the checkout line, turned around and put it back. I have mayonnaise and a tube of wasabi at home, I can combine my own wasabi mayonnaise.

Wasabi Tube

I know, it’s not the authentic stuff, but I’m not paying an arm and a leg for the authentic stuff. Instead of mixing the mayonnaise and wasabi, I just spread both on the same side of the bread for my sardine sandwich.

Sardine Sandwich with Wasabi Mayo

The sardines are on the bottom, romaine lettuce on top, pretty awesome. The wasabi/mayo combo is as good as whole seed mustard, maybe even better. That was lunch.

For dinner, I caramelized an onion (using the oil from the sardines), wasabi/mayo and romaine lettuce again.

Caramelized Onion Sandwich

Again, pretty awesome. Socks came off both times. I think the wasabi/mayo combo complements the sardine flavor. Can’t wait to try it on other “fishy” foods.

You’re probably wondering how I can eat these “offensive” foods around The Cat, she left on a business trip for a few days. I can eat the “potent” foods for a short time without worry. ūüôā

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Wasabi Aioli

Before I started this blog, there was Queen Street Cafe. It was located in the Kaka’ako area on Queen Street (duh!). Part of their appeal was their grill out in the parking lot near the street. As you drove by, the smells of grilled meat would beckon to you like a Siren call. I thought the food was alright. What really got me was their homemade sauces and dressings. One in particular was wasabi aioli. It was spicy, creamy, with just a hint of sweetness. I put that sauce on everything, the green salad, the meat, even a little on the rice. Everything.

And then one day they disappeared. It wasn’t like the business was going down, as far as I could tell, business was booming. It was a little emotional for me. There was no explanation, no goodbye, just gone. Sigh.

The other day I was shopping for something for The Cat’s stocking (shhh, don’t tell The Cat) and was browsing through Yelp for suggestions for lunch. There was a listing for Queen Street Cafe & Grill (99-080 Kauhale Street, Aiea, Hawaii). Hmm, why would a company have Queen Street in their name when they’re no where near the area? Could it be? Is it possible? I had to see.

There was a grill outside (a good sign). The menu looked similar. I looked at the condiments and there is was, grouped with several sauces, wasabi aioli!

Sauces

The wasabi aioliis in the back most squeeze bottle, the one tinted green. Where to eat is solved.

Na Alii's Special (Da Local Surf & Turf)

Kiawe steak and choice of spicy ahi tuna or ahi limu poke, I went with the spicy ahi tuna. Choice of white rice or garlic mashed potatoes (I got a scoop of each), and potato mac salad or tossed green salad. I choose the green salad (more things to squeeze the wasabi aioli on). As shown  in the picture, the wasabi aioli went on the salad and the steak. I resisted from squeezing it over everything (otherwise the picture would just be a green blob).

As mentioned before, everything was alright, very decent. I think the mashed potatoes were from scratch (there were chunks of potato). For me it was all about the sauce. Same as before.

Also ordered a Steve’s Frozen Chillers Mocha Madness¬†Cappuccino.

 

Mocha Madness Cappuccino

Coffee, chocolate, icy, non-dairy. Yum.

Owner said she had some issues at the Kaka’ako location. She has a long term lease at the current location. Wishing her the best.

When I’m in the neighborhood Queen Street Cafe & Grill is definitely on the list.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Enjoy.

The Mouse

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