Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Pake Cake (Chinese Tea Cake/Cookies)

Chinese Tea Cookies (Kong Sui Ban)

Recipe Source: Honolulu Star Bulletin- Betty Shimabukuro

1 cup water
5 slabs (about 13 ounces) wong tong (Chinese brown sugar)
1/2 cup white sugar
5 1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/4 cup honey
1 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs

Bring water to boil. Break wong tong into pieces and add to water. Stir to dissolve. Remove from heat and stir in white sugar to dissolve.

Whisk together flour and baking powder.

Combine honey and oil; beat in eggs. Add to flour mixture and stir to combine. Add sugar syrup and mix until smooth. Let rest 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover cookie sheets with baking parchment.

Scoop dough onto cookie sheets and press flat (about 1/2 inch thick). Cookies should be 3 inches wide for traditional size, but it's OK to make them smaller. Bake 12 to 15 minutes.

Cool slightly on cookie sheet, then move cookies to a rack. Makes 20 large cookies.

Note: 1 1/2 cups brown sugar may be used in place of wong tong.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

CBS Baking Show


Are you a passionate amateur baker? Can you whip up an impressive cake, tart or loaf of bread? You may be the perfect candidate for an exciting new competition baking series on CBS!!

Amateur skilled bakers will compete against one another in baking challenges that will test every aspect of their baking skills. At the end of the competition, one baker will ultimately be crowned the winner. The series follows the trials and tribulations of the competitors – young, old, from every background and every corner of the United States – as they attempt to prove their baking prowess.

We are seeking all types of non-professional bakers from across the country, whether you're an athlete, teacher, truck river or retiree, as long as you have the zest for baking, we want to hear from you! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mochiko Chicken

Mochiko chicken is delicious. It's sort of an island style chicken nugget. It's definitely more of a Japanese/ Hawaiian dish. You can purchase some Mochiko Flour  or Aloha Soy Sauce from our online store. Our kids love this chicken. The cornstarch and rice flour make a light batter and the Aloha Soy Sauce (Shoyu), Garlic and sesame seeds make the batter deliciously flavorful! Serve hot over rice or shredded cabbage.

 Prep Time: 4 hours to Overnight for marinating.


o 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
 o 1/4 cup Mochiko Sweet Rice Flour
 o 1/4 cup cornstarch
o 1/4 cup sugar
o 1/2 teaspoon salt
o 2 eggs
 o 5 tablespoons Aloha shoyu ( aka soy sauce)
o 4 -5 garlic cloves, minced
o 1/2 cup green onions, sliced (optional)
 o 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional)

 1. Cut chicken into nugget-sized pieces.

2. In a medium bowl, sift together mochiko flour, cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Mix well.

3. In a small bowl, combine eggs, shoyu, and garlic.

4. Whisk shoyu mixture into flour mixture, until combined and smooth.

5. Add chicken to mixture and stir gently.

6. Marinate at least 4 hours; overnight is even better.
7. Deep-fry until golden brown.

8. Garnish with Green onions if desired.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Looking for delicious authentic Samoan food or groceries?

                 You'll definitely LOVE Tupea's Polynesian Restaurant in West Valley City, Utah.  Located in the heart of West Valley City: 4330 W 3500 S STE. E.  We have loved serving our Pacific Island community since we first opened for business. We are proud to be family owned and operated.

 Wednesday-Saturday we offer fresh hot Samoan plate lunches that are sure to satisfy your Samoan food cravings. The menu changes daily but the staples are Fa'alifu Kalo(Taro in coconut milk), Povi Masima (Corned Beef Brisket slow cooked with cabbage). 
  HOURS: Tues: 9 am-6:30 pm 
                   Weds-Sat:-9 am- 7:30 pm 
                    Closed Monday and Sunday

If you are looking for Polynesian Market with great prices and quality foods and products,  we sell Polynesian Groceries and offer the best Samoan Koko for the best price and highest quality in the state.
We have gorgeous Puletasi's and Ie's for the entire family,  jewelry, combs and kukui nut leis.
 Check out our newest location:
Tupea's Polynesian Market: 
4735 W 3500 S STE. A

We have our online store up and running, if you would like to purchase items.  You can order online and have it shipped to you, or pick it up in our store.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Portuguese Sausage.Eggs.Rice.

Have some rice ready for this quick will definitely love the bold flavor of Portuguese sausage with the eggs served with rice with furikake sprinkled on top.

2 Eggs
half a tbsp.butter and a splash of olive oil
 dash of Black Pepper
Sprinkle of Furikake
1 Portuguese Sausage
2 cups of cooked Rice

Cook some eggs, any way you like...I scrambled mine.
Grab some Portuguese Sausage, if you are in Utah you can find some here.

Slice it up...then fry that Portuguese Sausage..yum!

Turn it over and cook it until it's crispy...ooh wee!

Get that Furikake  ready (you can buy some here)......

Throw the rice in a bowl, toss that crispy Portuguese Sausage on top along with the Eggs. 

You will definitely love this! Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!