Thursday, January 14, 2010


So, the night before my physical, I had to fast, but before I did, this good sized boneless pork chop which we received from my MIL, was my dinner. (She gave us 5 pieces...Thank you!)

The label where she bought it from says it was marinated in shoyu, sugar, peanut butter, garlic, and miso. She said it was a "misozuke" but the taste reminded me more of pork ginger (though there was no ginger in it).

While cooking the chops, I added some sliced onion, red bell pepper & eringi mushroom.

I also made some kinpira gobo.

It was delicious, the pork was really tender and juicy.

The physical took half an hour and were the normal procedures. (And it surprised me at how fast they were, I didn't even get a chance to start reading the book I brought with me.)

Pee test, blood test, height and weight measured as well as around the stomach area for metabolic syndrome.

Some things kinda made me wonder about this hospital...For one, to take my blood pressure they used a digital machine, I thought it was kinda weird to rely on a machine instead of using the stethascope and manual blood pressure taker.

The scale was also digital, not the type that is connected to the thing that measures your height. And the part that almost made me laugh out loud was when the doctor pulled out a regular sized flashlight to check my eyes.

Since they don't have a mammography machine, they did an ultrasound of the area, thank goodness that gel was warmed!

As for the Ob-gyn stuff, they didn't have a department in the hospital so they drove me to and from a local clinic.

"That exam" took all of 5 minutes and was similar to what I wrote about here...eew!

So, it will take about 3 weeks to get back results, hopefully they will be good. Thanks for all your good vibes and words of support!

After my physical, I was really starving, and since it was closer to lunchtime, I bought myself this Texas burger which is being sold for a limited time at McD's...bacon, BBQ sauce, fried onions, the patty, as well as a mustard relish and cheese...big like Texas, don't you think?

This burger was delicious, though I wish the bacon was crispier. (Why is Japan so afraid to make bacon crispier?)

They also have a Hawaiian burger coming out in February/March...I know what you might be thinking, but no, there is no pineapple (I hate when restaurants think they can make foods "Hawaiian" by putting pineapple on them), instead, McD decided to try to make a loco moco in a bun, hope they are using brown gravy and not teriyaki sauce...

Hope your week is going well!


KirkK said...

Hey Kat - I'm glad you survived the fast..... amd the physical. I too get irked when places dump a slab of pineapple on something and call it Hawaiian.

Thistlemoon said...

Good luck with your results! I hope it all comes back with good results!

Anonymous said...

What a day you had. Glad you got your physical over and done with. Your sandwich before the fast sounded really good. And I agree with you; yes, Crispier Bacon!


genkitummy said...

I hope that all your exam results turn out fine.

Wow, a loco moco burger at McDonald's. You have to post about that when it comes out! I wonder if they will make something like that back home in Hawaii.

Rona Y said...

Japanese bacon really sucks when you're used to American-style bacon, doesn't it? I finally solved that probably by making my own. I can't smoke it, but it's really crispy, so it's good enough for me! (I use the recipe from Saveur--it's really easy.)

I know Japanese bacon is processed differently from American, but I can't remember how. That's why it cooks up so flabbily. (is that a word?)

K and S said...

Yeah we are both in the same Hawaiian club Kirk :)

Thanks JennDZ, I hope so too :)

Crispy bacon is the best isn't it Paz?? :)

I will try to go back to try it Genki :)

Am impressed you make your own Rona! I think flabbily could be a word :)

Take care everyone.

Dennis K. said...

Hi K&S the marinated pork chops sounds so delicious!
My friends tried the NY burger and said it was just ok. I asked them to check out the Hawaiian burger when it's out. I'm horrible for forcing my nerdiness on them but they don't seem to mind, haha.

jalna said...

Kat, I don't think I woulda been able to hold in my laugh if my doctor busted out a mag light and shined it into my eyes. That is so funny.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Glad you made it through everything--at least it was quick! Interesting to see how they pull of a loco moco burger there! ;-)

K and S said...

It was very tasty Dennis, will be nice to see what your friends think of the Hawaiian burger :)

Yeah, it was hard Jalna :)

Thanks Debinhawaii, we'll see how the burger goes :)

Take care everyone.

Rowena said...

After what you went through, I'm sure I would have bought 2 of those Texas burgers (although yes, why the no crispy bacon policy?) Physicals...whew!

Deb said...

Wow - good for Japan for making it Loco Moco style instead of "Hawaiian" teriyaki sauce or pineapple! LOL - but bad of Japan for never making crispy bacon. I wonder why??

K and S said...

One of my readers says that it is the way they make their bacon here Rowena & Deb, doesn't get crispy :( They should learn how to make bacon that will get crispy!!

Take care you two.