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Tiki Central Forums Tiki Drinks and Food Just got the trio of Beambum Berry's books
Just got the trio of Beambum Berry's books
Kukoae
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Joined: Apr 26, 2005
Posts: 37
From: The Valley
Posted: 2005-05-21 6:26 pm   Permalink

My mailman had many happy gifts for me today, including a nice hardcover edition (pricey!) of Sven's _The Book of Tiki_ and Beachbum's three food+drink books.

Hats off to Berry for his excellent research into the food and drink of a cultural movement I was alas too young to properly experience (the drink part at least).

I wonder if "Pu Pu Platters" can still be gotten without resorting to the ebay ripoff scene. I rather like the idea of little iron hibachis, even for non-Tiki purposes.

Paging through the recipes, I'm also reminded of a "Hawai'ian Teriyaki" sauce [I am fully au fait with genuine teriyaki, which is made on the spot with mirin and japanese soy sauce as opposed to the heavier/cloudy chinese soys.] This soy sauce had some ginger in it, and was often served as a "dipping" sauce for grilled filet mignon steaks at period steakhouses (non-Tiki) like "Chuck's Steak House" in my home state of Connecticut [the Farmington location in particular], which appears to be still open.

Anyway... I guess it's too much to hope for that there are actually any places still SERVING this kind of food. Trader Vic's in Beverly Hills looks too "Hollywood Beautiful People" for such "tacky" cuisines. :/ It's a pity, really, because LA seems to be big enough to retain alot of "evil food" trend resistance... Phillipe's and Philip's, Roscoe's, Woody's, Pink's, et al seem resilient in the face of tofu hot dogs, chicken sausage, and turkey bacon.

Any SoCal'ers know of a little retro-hidey-hole that dares to serve Tiki/Faux-Polynesian food?

Mahalo,
=Kukoae=


 
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CruzinTiki
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Joined: Apr 13, 2003
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From: Santa Cruz, CA
Posted: 2005-06-19 1:35 pm   Permalink

I just picked up Beachbum Berry's Taboo Table this weekend.



I'm planning on trying the Banana Calypso Flambe' at my next party. I'm hoping to serve it still flaming.
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TikiSan
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
Posts: 252
From: O.C., SoCal
Posted: 2006-01-31 10:23 am   Permalink

What are your favorite food recipes from Table Taboo?

 
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Mano Tiki Tia
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 129
From: Lomita, CA
Posted: 2006-01-31 12:46 pm   Permalink

for the pupu platter try dynasty wholesale





 
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Tonnikan Jinn
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Joined: Feb 28, 2004
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From: La Conchita
Posted: 2006-01-31 4:52 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-06-19 13:35, CruzinTiki wrote:
I'm planning on trying the Banana Calypso Flambe' at my next party. I'm hoping to serve it still flaming.



Why wait... make it tonight!! I love that recipe and have made it several times for both large groups and just for two.

-T.J.


 
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