Friday, November 14

Gifts


We got a shipment of gifts in. Everything from small stuffed Maneki cats to Buddha key rings. We even got in some of the ever popular carved shell screens as well as new sake and tea sets. Finish it out with some new statues of turtles, dragons, Buddhas, and more and you have one heck of a selection.

Come by and check them out and keep an eye out for specials as the holidays grow closer. One special I can tell you about now is the vases, they are on sale from 15-50% off. As always, if there is a special gift you are looking for, let us know and we can try to find it for you.

Picture courtesy: crschmidt

Tuesday, November 11

Recipe of the Day

Bibimbap - Recipezaar

I first discovered this dish at a Korean restaurant in Austin. It has since become one of the most common things for me to order when we go to Red Pepper here in Angelo. A good and hearty meal that I think is ideal for cooler weather. If you walk away hungry after this meal, then you should look into competitive eating. Seriously though, this is a great dish. Pic courtesy jslander

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Ingredients

* 18 ounces chicken breasts
* 6 eggs, separated
* 12 ounces carrots, julienned
* 12 ounces cucumbers, julienned
* 12 ounces spinach, cooked and shredded
* sesame oil, as needed
* salt, pepper to taste
* 6 cups cooked sushi rice
* 1 cup soy sauce
* 1 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup garlic, minced
* 1/4 cup chopped white scallion
* 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted and crushed
* 1/4 cup chili bean paste (kochujang)
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 1 tablespoon water

Directions

1. Make the marinade: Combine 1 cup soy sauce, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup minced garlic, 1/4 cup chopped white scallion, 3 tablespoons toasted, crushed sesame seeds and pepper to taste.
2. Cut chicken breasts into small pieces, matchstick sized.
3. Let rest at least 2 hours in marinade -- refrigerated.
4. Season egg yolks with salt. Beat until smooth.
5. Lightly oil and heat nonstick pan over medium flame.
6. Cook yolks crêpe-style. Transfer crêpes to. sheet pan to cool.
7. Repeat process with egg whites. (If necessary, add small. amount of cornstarch-water mixture to keep whites smooth.).
8. Julienne white and yellow crêpes. Reserve.
9. Season carrots and cucumber with salt. Set aside 5 minutes. Rinse; pat dry. Saute in sesame oil. Reserve.
10. Stir-fry spinach in sesame oil. Reserve.
11. Arrange chicken, egg, vegetables around rice.
12. Make Kochujang sauce: combine 1/4 cup kochujang (chile-bean paste), 2 tablespoon sugar and 1 tablespoon water in saucepan. Heat to boil, stirring constantly.
13. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves and mixture reduces, 3-5 minutes.
14. Serve Kochujang sauce with the Bi Bim Bap.

It doesn't hurt to have a nice side of Kimchi to go with this. As always, if you have a recipe you would like to share, or one you can't find just let us know and we will put it up for you.


Sunday, November 9

Weird Filipino Food

Came across this video and just had to share. While we don't carry most of the things in the video, we can get them in. So if you get a hankering for "Adidas" let us know.

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Mmmm. Masarap!