Thursday, July 18, 2019

Aloha Thursday Night Farmer's Market Cooking and Dance !!


Come taste one of the foods of Samoa and see Paradise of Samoa dance at the Aloha Thursday Farmer's Market !!  Paradise of Samoa will be there at 3:30 for cooking and authentic Polynesian Dance.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/Aloha/FMfcgxwChmMwgrMpWzrdslLtqkpkWVSL

Here is the receipe for Samoan Sapa Sui :

SAMOAN SAPA SUI  (Chop Suey) -("Glass Noodles")- 10 servings

1. Chopped up chicken, pork or beef. 3/4 " cubes - (we like to use boneless dark chicken meat)
2. Vermicelli Noodles.  (may use Dynasty mung bean vermicelli - our favorite) 6 oz package
3. 1 medium size Chopped Onion.
4. 3 or more clove of garlic (or more !!) of Chopped Garlic -minced size
5. Soy sauce.  (we prefer Luriat DeLuxe Soysauce- Dark)- 1 cup

All of these ingredients are available at your local Asian Market.


STEPS.
1. Soak the noodles with warm water in a pot to soften it. Cut through each package maybe 3 times to make the strands shorter and more manageable
2. Cook the meat with onions and garlic until it's cooked through
3. Add the noodles and soy sauce to the cook meat, be careful with the soy sauce just enough to make the noodles a light brown color.
4. Cook it for 10 minutes. Stir every 3 minutes and sparingly add water to make it a little moist while the noodles are cooking.

Some people add a can of mixed vegetables, but Paradise of Samoa prefers to have their vegies to the side and we serve the Sapa Sui with Long Grain Rice, served Island Style.

Use tofu instead of chicken for a meatless dish......




Enjoy this simple recipe!!!!!!!!


Sunday, March 31, 2019

PARADISE OF SAMOA PARTNERS WITH WORLD BEAT ON SAMOA: THE HEART OF THE PACIFIC

Paradise of Samoa has partnered with the Salem Multicultural Institute (World Beat) to help create a gallery :  "Discover Paradise:  Samoa, the Heart of Polynesia".  Please come to the World Beat Office at 390 Liberty St SE (Near the Marco Polo Restaurant in Pringle Plaza) and see the wonderful gallery of Samoan arts, including tapa, woodworking, tatoo  and clothing and design, as well as Samoan History and Culture. Several examples of Samoan cultural clothing are displayed as well !

Parking is free and it is a unique look at Samoa, the Heart of Polynesia !!!!

Here is a brief example of the gallery in visual:

 https://youtu.be/lYGYrMGNdNw

Friday, July 20, 2018

RECIPE FOR SAMOAN SAPASUI.


SAMOAN SAPA SUI  (Chop Suey) -("Glass Noodles")- 10 servings

1. Chopped up chicken, pork or beef. 3/4 " cubes - (we like to use boneless dark chicken meat)
2. Vermicelli Noodles.  (may use Dynasty mung bean vermicelli - our favorite) 6 oz package
3. 1 medium size Chopped Onion.
4. 3 or more clove of garlic (or more !!) of Chopped Garlic -minced size
5. Soy sauce.  (we prefer Luriat DeLuxe Soysauce- Dark)- 1 cup

All of these ingredients are available at your local Asian Market.


STEPS.
1. Soak the noodles with warm water in a pot to soften it. Cut through each package maybe 3 times to make the strands shorter and more manageable
2. Cook the meat with onions and garlic until it's cooked through
3. Add the noodles and soy sauce to the cook meat, be careful with the soy sauce just enough to make the noodles a light brown color.
4. Cook it for 10 minutes. Stir every 3 minutes and sparingly add water to make it a little moist while the noodles are cooking.

Some people add a can of mixed vegetables, but Paradise of Samoa prefers to have their vegies to the side and we serve the Sapa Sui with Long Grain Rice, served Island Style.

Use tofu instead of chicken for a meatless dish......




Enjoy this simple recipe!!!!!!!!





Wednesday, July 4, 2018

PARADISE OF SAMOA WINS MAYOR'S AWARD FOR FLOAT IN KEIZER IRIS PARADE !

MALO LAVA TO PARADISE OF SAMOA AND ITS CONSTRUCTION AND DECORATION TEAM FOR WINNING THE
 MAYOR'S FIRST PRIZE  AWARD FOR THE FLOAT AT THE 
2018 IRIS FESTIVAL PARADE !!!


I think we will see this one in the future !

A WONDERFUL WORLD BEAT !!!!

What a wonderful Wonderful 21st Annual World Beat this year, with two exciting fire shows , a dynamite full capacity crowd performance in the Pacific/Asian Village....even our "fale" made a great gathering place  !!!!!

All the SMI Staff, Volunteers, Vendors, and participants contributed to a feeling of community for two and one half days....a great vibe at the Riverfront Park.

Paradise of Samoa wants to thank Gretchen Coppedge for the material to make the "cuties" skirts:


And, thanks to Henrietta for her donation of material and feathers for use in a soon to be made costume !!!

Monday, April 30, 2018

PARADISE OF SAMOA TO OPEN ALOHA FARMERS MARKET




Serving Aloha, Reedville, Cooper Mountain and Beyond!
Paradise of Samoa Dance Troupe
Paradise of Samoa Performs Market Opening Day 
Thursday May 3rd 2018 3-7pm

The market is back for its third year, running every Thursday from 3-7 pm May through September -- and we start in TWO WEEKSon May 3rd!!

We are in our brand NEW LOCATION in front of the Bales Market Place Center at SW Kinnaman and SW Farmington Roads in Aloha.

Cooking Demonstration at 4:30-5...Dance at 6:00 !

Opening Day will include Paradise of Samoa Dance Troupe performing Polynesian dance and hosting a cooking demonstration from 4:30-6:30 pm -- brought to us by a grant from the Washington County Cultural Coalition!

Portland Metro Records will return to provide entertainment at our Main Stage, too -- presented this year by Karen Bolin and Edward Jones. For a list of 2018 market performances and fun events we have planned so far for this season, visit the Market Events page of our website

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We can't wait to see you at the market in less than two weeks!! Thanks for being a part of our growing market community,

Kody Harris, Market Manager & the ACFM Board

P.S. We need your help to make our market great! Are you interested in volunteering at the market one day this summer? Shifts are only a few hours long and it's a fun way to connect with everyone in our community. Click here to sign up!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Thank You to the Estate of Captain Henry R. Razmus, U.S. Marine Corps !!!!

The family of  Henry R. Razmus, Captain, United States Marine Corps. contacted Paradise of Samoa and shared that Captain Razmus, a long time Salem businessman, had served with honor in Samoa  and Micronesia during WWII.  During those years in the 1940's Captain Razmus had been ceremonially gifted three Samoan tapa cloths (circa 1900-1940)  and kiki (ceremonial skirts). He passed away in 2007.

 These were gifted to the Paradise of Samoa in order that the public has an opportunity to view them.  The tapa and skirts have huge historical significance and are rarely available to be seen now except at the Smithsonian and Bishop Museums. 




Paradise of Samoa is honored to ensure that the people of Oregon will be able to view these beautiful cultural items at the World Beat Samoan Cultural Booth June 30, and we thank the Robinson family for their support of Polynesian Culture on behalf of Captain Henry R. Razmus.