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telescopes
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Joined: May 06, 2007
Posts: 570
From: Palm Springs
Posted: 2010-10-13 8:20 pm   Permalink

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Hey, I think that the first dish you posted was an awesome tiki dish. And most of the old tiki establishments pretty much served Asian food that they re-branded as tiki food, including the Stockton Islander, including the Bali Hai's "Chicken Of The Gods", including the Oyster Beef at Minnie's, etc. That's not what my argument on this thread is about.





Mai Tai, not to be contrary, but Chicken of the Gods is the consummate Tiki Food. In my way of thinking, tiki food is any food that is altered in some manner in order to make it seem more exotic.

This could mean revisionist versions of traditional asian dishes to chicken liver and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon. Tike food is food altered to provide the consumer a sensory feeling of escape.

I think Sven might be able to agree with this definition of what constitutes tiki food and could even improve upon it.

I don't believe tiki food has to be Polynesian in its origin. In fact, some tiki foods actually have become asian classics - I give you Crab Rangoon.

In closing, it is important to remember why we have tiki restaurants and what their purpose is. These temples serve as places for average Americans to side step the bonds of time and space so that we can find "our own island" if even for a moment.

And why an island? Because they don't have bridges to the mainland.

So, whether it is tiki drinks, atmosphere, or food, it is all about severing the bonds of our 9-5 existence if only for a moment.

Islands are a part of our primordial existence. They are important to our psyche. And so it is thus, that Chicken of the Gods is truly a tiki food.


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2010-10-13 9:13 pm   Permalink

Welcome and well said Telescopes, but if you don't mind I am trying to get the thread back on topic
and we should continue the "what is Tiki Food" discussion elsewhere, like my "what's your Beef" thread if you like?
but you are on the right track with what you are saying.

Do you cook? any meal Tiki or otherwise would be most welcome! here.



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11586
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-10-13 10:19 pm   Permalink

Telescopes, I think yours is a wonderful summation of what should be posted on this site. Right on track, as opposed to just anyone's personal cooking show that could be posted on any other social site of which there are so many out there.

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2010-10-13 10:38 pm   Permalink

Ouch! Sven make me cry!

Is this backlash from what I said in Bilge? still its good to see you coming around.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-10-13 10:56 pm   Permalink

Look, nobody has the right here to declare this their own reserve where they can post just anything beyond Tiki's realm, no matter how many pages it has been going on uncontested. The manner in which this has been gong down is just way un-Tiki, no matter what the foodie minions around this thread applaude.

 
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 3417
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2010-10-13 11:33 pm   Permalink

Moved to Beyond Tiki.


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posts: 7048
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2010-10-13 11:36 pm   Permalink

So I am the bad guy here? the way I see it food and Tiki go hand in hand
this thread is not about stroking my ego, people who cook are passionate about what they do
and that's why a certain group of TCers like to post & interact on this thread
including myself.

Listen we are Tiki people who love to cook,what the hell is wrong with that?
why is a small group of Tiki Centralites so hell bent on shutting down this thread?

Sven, I would not presume to match your knowledge on all things Tiki,but I sure have been around it all my life, certainly as long as you have
and I do know a thing or two.

So its time to ether shut this thread down,because you (at least is sounds like you..) and others don't want it or enough people say otherwise
because its no fun with all these jerks around (not talking about you Sven) but it only takes one pinhead to wreak a party.
what could be more "Tiki" then that?



 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2010-10-13 11:37 pm   Permalink

well I see the jerks have won & a fine bunch you are.....

 
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woofmutt
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 2639
From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2010-10-13 11:40 pm   Permalink

"well I see the jerks have won & a fine bunch you are....."

Hey, don't include me in your list of "jerks." I tried to get this thread moved to Bilge.

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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 3417
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2010-10-13 11:45 pm   Permalink

This thread is not shut down. It was just moved so it could continue on as it was intended.

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 7048
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2010-10-14 12:21 am   Permalink

woofmutt you were born a jerk

 
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Mai Tai
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Joined: Mar 21, 2004
Posts: 1437
From: Exotic Isle of Alameda
Posted: 2010-10-14 02:01 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-10-13 20:20, telescopes wrote:
Quote:


Hey, I think that the first dish you posted was an awesome tiki dish. And most of the old tiki establishments pretty much served Asian food that they re-branded as tiki food, including the Stockton Islander, including the Bali Hai's "Chicken Of The Gods", including the Oyster Beef at Minnie's, etc. That's not what my argument on this thread is about.





Mai Tai, not to be contrary, but Chicken of the Gods is the consummate Tiki Food. In my way of thinking, tiki food is any food that is altered in some manner in order to make it seem more exotic.

This could mean revisionist versions of traditional asian dishes to chicken liver and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon. Tike food is food altered to provide the consumer a sensory feeling of escape.

I think Sven might be able to agree with this definition of what constitutes tiki food and could even improve upon it.

I don't believe tiki food has to be Polynesian in its origin. In fact, some tiki foods actually have become asian classics - I give you Crab Rangoon.

In closing, it is important to remember why we have tiki restaurants and what their purpose is. These temples serve as places for average Americans to side step the bonds of time and space so that we can find "our own island" if even for a moment.

And why an island? Because they don't have bridges to the mainland.

So, whether it is tiki drinks, atmosphere, or food, it is all about severing the bonds of our 9-5 existence if only for a moment.

Islands are a part of our primordial existence. They are important to our psyche. And so it is thus, that Chicken of the Gods is truly a tiki food.


I absolutely agree that Chicken Of The Gods is a tiki dish, if not THE consummate tiki dish! I was trying to make that point, but it all got lost in the wash, and I didn't really clarify that anyways. I also agree with Crab Rangoon. Also poi. Also Rumaki. Rumaki rocks! Didn't Donn Beach come up with that one?

I also wholeheartedly agree with food needing some type of interpreted asian type "exotic flair". I think I mentioned that somewhere, but it's deeply buried back in the thread. I'm getting hungry now!

I'm going to state in Atomic Tiki Punk's other thread in Bilge that I won't be posting on this thread anymore. Just because it got moved to "Beyond Tiki" doesn't mean that I want to see it closed. In fact, I would love to see it carry on. So, carry on, peeps! Mai Tai out!
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JOHN-O
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Joined: May 16, 2008
Posts: 2720
From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2010-10-14 02:32 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-10-07 18:12, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:

If we kick this thread over to "Bilge" or "Beyond Tiki" it will probably die, as it has less to do with those two forums than it does with this "Food & Drink" forum.


I fear Sabu might be right. And I'm starving !!

What do you mean we can't order in food at the Tiki bar ??




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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 1170
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2010-10-14 05:07 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-10-13 23:33, Hakalugi wrote:
Moved to Beyond Tiki.




No arguments from me.

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 7048
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2010-10-14 2:52 pm   Permalink

All the Histrionics's and Drama from the last week has left a "Bad Taste"
to this thread, all the regulars who made this thread what is was
have lost any desire to post here on this thread anymore.

To the few who did not think we were Tiki enough for you,I hope you are proud of yourselves!


 
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