Saturday, September 26

OPM in Texas

Fans of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) are in luck with a spate of concerts here in Texas over the next couple of months. Click read more for some of my favorite songs from all of these musicians.

First up is a trio of some of my favorite musicians: Parokya ni Edgar, Kamikazee, and Gloc- 9! Live in Houston on Friday Oct. 2 at the Arena Theatre in Houston. For more info visit Happy Box.

Next up is Lea Salonga. She has 2 dates in Texas. First is Saturday Oct. 31 at the Eisemann Center in Richardson. The second is Saturday Nov. 7 at the Paramount Theatre in Austin. Side note for those who may not recognize her name, you will know her voice. She was the voice of Jasmine from Aladdin and Fa Mulan from Mulan I and II for several songs.

Check out below for some examples of their music.

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Parokya ni Edgar, Gloc-9 and the late Francis Magalona: Bagsakan

Gloc-9: Ipagpatawad Mo

Kamikazee: Martyr Nyebera

Lea Salonga: Bayan Ko (Cory Aquino's funeral)

Restocking Update

Just finished with another restock. Got plenty of noodles, bihon especially, as well as some fruits and veggies. Also got some oyster sauce in finally for those who have been looking for it. Come by and see what all we got.

Monday, September 7

Labor Day

Just a quick note to let everyone know we will be closed for Labor Day. We hope everyone enjoys the holiday, and we will see yall when normal hours return on Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 2

Recipe of the Day

Terong Balado- Courtesy Original Indonesian Recipe

Today's recipe is from the island nation of Indonesia. A country diverse in influences from all over Asia. A such the food has a great variation including this dish. Excellent as a side dish or a main course, Terong Balado is a fairly simple recipe with loads of flavor. Give it a try, we are sure you will add this to your ever growing list of favorite recipes.

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* 1 large eggplant
* 3 garlic cloves, sliced or chopped
* 4 tbs (50g) chopped onion
* 1 1/2 (400ml) fresh ripe tomatoes
* 1 tsp (5 ml) sugar
* 1 tsp (5ml) salt
* 2 tsp (10ml) fresh red hot chili peppers
* 1/2 cup (125 ml) water
* 2 tbs (30 ml) vegetable oil


1. Cut the eggplant into long quarter-round strips. Bake them at 400F or 200 for 20-25 minutes, or until they are soft but not mushy.
2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix the onion, garlic, tomatoes, salt, sugar, peppers, and water, and mash with a wooden spoon until it forms a coarse paste.
3. Fry the tomato paste in the oil until the liquid is reduced (about 10 minutes).
4. Pour the sauce over the eggplant, and serve immediately.

Picture courtesy: Tiny White Lights