Micey micey mice! There’s a mouse in my food! Thankfully, it’s a fake mouse, made of fish and mincemeat.
The top tier holds fish menchikatsu, breaded fried patties of mincemeat and fish. Unlike previous menchikatsu that I’ve tried, this one had minced fish mixed in with the pork. Unfortunately, it’s not a taste I enjoyed, so I doubt I’ll be buying more in the future.
On the side, I had scrambled eggs and green beans lightly sautÃ©ed in some garlic butter. On the other tier, I had steamed rice and half a menchikatsu patty, made up to look like a mouse with the help of some cheese and nori. Another unplanned decoration, I ran out of space for my last menchikatsu half in the other tier, so it was either leave it at home, or stick it in the rice.
In a sudden burst of inspiration, I thought, hey, it looks like a mouse. To make the transformation complete, I added the cheese ears and nori tail. I would’ve added eyes, had I time but since I was in a rush, had to make do without it. Still, even if I don’t plan on buying more menchikatsu, I like the mouse design idea so I’ll probably try it again with different ingredients next time.