Food La La: Tiki’s anniversary party

Oct. 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

BY LINDSEY MURAOKA / Special to the Star-Advertiser

Tiki’s Grill and Bar celebrated their ninth anniversary this week with a party filled with food, fun, and lots of drinks. It took place at their bar and lanai area overlooking a beautiful view of the sunset and beach. There was live music by Vaihi and Tahiti Rey.

I knew this was going to be a great party the moment I walked in and was greeted by a lovely tray of drinks.

I chose their signature Mai Tai. Sweet and scrumptious!

Me and Yen Phan.

There was so much food I didn’t get a chance to eat it all.

Fried pork won tons were crispy and light!

The seared tofu wrapped with shiso was flavorful and refreshing.

Fresh Ahi poke — always a winner!

There was kalbi, kimchee and other vegetables to make your own Korean-style lettuce wraps.

Ahi tartare with truffle oil was amazing! The ahi was so soft and just melted with every bite. Words can’t even explain — just imagine fireworks of happiness and excitement in your mouth. I ate four of them and my friend Cory Mitsui ate six.

These smoked pork spoons were full of savory flavor. I thought those yellow balls were cherry tomatoes but they turned out to be a sweet fruit that bursts in your mouth. Can anyone tell me the name of the fruit? I tried to Google for it but no luck.

My friends Cory Mitsui, fellow Pulse blogger Lacy Matsumoto and Toby Tamaye fighting over the last spoon.

Kailua pig quesadilla with fresh guacamole!

The only disappointing dish was the truffle garlic edamame. It sounded delicious but it was overcooked and mushy.

Korean glazed chicken wings were nice and spicy! The cilantro added a refreshing and strong kick of flavor.

These baby back ribs with guava glaze were sweet, savory, and lip smacking fun to eat.

The fried crab sandwich was awesome. This picture explains it all.

Nicole and Robbyn Shim.

Michael Miller, center, is Tiki’s Director of Sales and Marketing.


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Lindsey Muraoka blogs about food and drink for the Pulse. Contact her on Twitter or via email at foodlalablog@gmail.com.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OIPCCIGRA3WI5KZXP5FGDPCD7A RyanT

    The yellow berry is poha

    • Lindsey Muraoka

      Thank you!!