Monday, January 25

Don't let the sign fool ya...

We are still here! Last weeks winds wrecked havoc upon our sign. We are working on replacing it now. Until then, know we are still here and open for business.

Also we just restocked the freezers and shelves. Fresh papayas and new crop jasmine rice are now available. We look forward to seeing you at the store.

Tuesday, January 12

Recipe: Thai Glass Noodle Soup

During these harsh winter months nothing tastes better than soup. So to continue our series on soups we are featuring a noodle soup from Thailand. This dish is fairly simple to make and easily modified to match your desired tastes. For an added touch all items available at the store will be highlighted in yellow. Click Read More to for ingredients and instructions.

1/2 lb ground pork
3 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp ground white pepper
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup water
6 cups chicken stock
5 oz bean thread noodles soaked in water for 15 minutes
4 dried shiitake mushrooms soaked in water for 20 minutes then drain
1 cup chopped celery
2 Tbl fish sauce
1 tsp sugar
scallions, cilantro and fried garlic for garnish

1. Combine pork, garlic, pepper, and half of the salt. Add a small amount of water if dry.
2. Heat chicken stock in large saucepan over medium heat. When it boils stir in the pork and return to boil. Simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Add the noodles, mushrooms, celery, fish sauce, sugar, and salt.
4. Ladle into individual serving bowls and garnish with scallions, cilantro and fried garlic to taste.

As with many Southeast Asian dishes the addition of Sriracha or other chili pastes at the end is acceptable for those that like it spicy.

Picture courtesy: adactio

Friday, January 8

New Years Sale

To start the New Year off right, we are having a sale. For you convenience all sale items will be grouped together to make them easier to find. Click Read More to see whats on sale and how to use them.

$.99 Laing- Taro leaves with coconut cream, stand alone side dish popular in the Philippines and in Hawaii

$.99 Camansi- Breadnut in coconut cream, another specialty from the Philippines best served as a side dish

$.99 Puso ng Saging- Banana heart with coconut cream, you guessed it from the Philippines and a wonderful side dish

$.99 Potassium/Sodium Carbonate Solution-Adding a little of this water when making fresh Chinese bread or noodles give it that special flavor and texture

$4.50 Takoyaki flour- base flour used in the production of takoyaki or Japanese octopus balls, popular in Osaka

All gifts are still 25% off.

Wednesday, January 6

Store remodel

If you have been by the store at all this week you know that we were in the process of remodeling the store. We are proud to announce that the remodel is complete!

Your patience during this process is greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing all you soon. Come by and check out the newly remodeled store.

Saturday, January 2

Happy New Year.... from Google?

The New Year is here and with it came the first mail of year. To our surprise we found a letter from Google mixed in with all of the mail. Due to the popularity of our Google Business listing we were added to the Google Favorite Places program. With the letter came one of these that is now posted on the front door.
This allows people who use smartphones (iphone, blackberry) to pull up information about our store by using the QR code in the lower right corner. Try it out next time you come by the store. While your at it leave a review or surf over to Facebook and become a fan. See you at the store.