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tikigap
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Posted: 2006-02-07 11:12 am   Permalink

I thought I'd start a thread to solicit opinions on the "best" mai tai's and how they should "look". I've taken a few pictures of mai tai's from various places, and would like to see yours. One of the best mai tai's I have had was at "The House Without A Key" on Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, December 2, 2005.

I took this picture of a guy making my drink:




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Update - I now realize what a real mai tai should look like and how it should taste. This mai tai had pineapple juice in it - and that's just WRONG! (but that's how most are made in Hawaii).


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Posted: 2006-02-07 3:41 pm   Permalink

Mmm... That's a good lookin' Mai Tai. Now if I could just figure out how to drink through my screen.

 
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tikigap
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Posted: 2006-02-08 07:10 am   Permalink

Last night I went to the Pacific Restaurant in Sterling Virginia. I was VERY impressed. I had a zombie and a mai tai. The zombie was light pink in color and just strong enough. The mai tai was shaken (Unlike House Without a Key), and also the right color. Very tasty!

Here's the pics:

First, the mai tai:


Second: the zombies - I really like the blue mermaid mugs.




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Kon-Hemsby
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Posted: 2006-02-08 2:13 pm   Permalink

my mai Tai at the house without a key






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Posted: 2006-02-08 4:32 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-02-08 07:10, tikigap wrote:
Last night I went to the Pacific Restaurant in Sterling Virginia. I really like the blue mermaid mugs.




Those blue mermaid mugs look nice. I hadn't really noticed them before.
Dynasty Mermaid Mug Blue a.k.a. DW109
http://www.dynastywholesale.com/page-2.html
http://www.ooga-mooga.com/cgi-bin/all/mug.cgi?mode=view&mug_id=677

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Posted: 2006-02-08 4:38 pm   Permalink

Blue mugs and more common mugs try tikibosko.com
here is a link:

http://www.tikibosko.com/tikimugs.htm

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Posted: 2006-02-08 4:39 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-02-08 16:32, TikiSan wrote:

Who sells those blue mermaid mugs? I haven't seen those before.



You can find the mermaids, a surfer girlie, pineapple mugs, and a couple of other supplies for the tiki bar (see the volcano bowl) at the Chef's Resource for reasonable prices:

http://www.chefsresource.com/ultimatechefstore/trmegl.html
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Posted: 2006-02-10 8:51 pm   Permalink

I got my blue mermaids at a chinese restaurant in Arlington Virginia that sells them along with a bunch of other mugs. Like posted above, dynasty wholesale has them too. There are a few varities of blue mermaids. The ones in the pictures are the best ones; they're the largest of the 3 kinds i've seen, and have the best detail. The color is a little darker than the other two kinds, too.



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Posted: 2006-02-10 8:59 pm   Permalink

Here's a photo of David Chan and his Clan from the (now expired) Honolulu Restaurant in Alexandria Virginia, standing in front of his signature mai tai's (10 of them!). They were delicious concoctions, so say the least. That was in March 2004.



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Posted: 2006-02-11 10:44 pm   Permalink

Here's another one. I was in Taipei in 2004 and TV's was going strong then (See post on locating tiki).



MMMmmmm good.


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Posted: 2006-02-11 10:57 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-02-08 14:13, Kon-Hemsby wrote:
my mai Tai at the house without a key

posted whilst drunk listening to Hawaii by th Beach Boys



That's a good lookin' one! What a great place the House without a key...

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KuKuAhu
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Posted: 2006-02-12 08:10 am   Permalink

What about pics of homemade mai tais? These were served at the amazing home of Fellow Moai Jim "Chisel Slinger" Robinson.



(As mixed by yours truly and photographed by our very talented shutter bug pal Erica Hardesty.)

Sometimes the best cocktail is the one crafted at home, no?



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Posted: 2006-02-12 12:13 pm   Permalink

Absolutely! Those are masterpieces! Nice job! It's a little early here on the east coast, but I think I'll make one for myself now and try to make it look as good as yours! I'll post a picture if it's worthy...
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Posted: 2006-02-13 11:14 am   Permalink



Now THAT is how a Mai Tai is supposed to look!

A Mai Tai should ALWAYS be shaken and NEVER have a float - EVER! (And what's with the ones in the pic from the Honolulu? What's that 'stuff' at the bottom? Looks like they've been sittin' out so long all the ice has melted! Blecch!)

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tikigap
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Posted: 2006-02-13 1:23 pm   Permalink

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Now THAT is how a Mai Tai is supposed to look!

A Mai Tai should ALWAYS be shaken and NEVER have a float - EVER! (And what's with the ones in the pic from the Honolulu? What's that 'stuff' at the bottom? Looks like they've been sittin' out so long all the ice has melted! Blecch!)




Agreed. The Honolulu's Mai Tais have not been shaken yet! They do look similar to the Taipei Trader Vics picture when they are shaken... those were real good drinks at the old Honolulu.
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