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Food La La: Tiki’s anniversary party

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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.

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

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I chose their signature Mai Tai. Sweet and scrumptious!

Me and Yen Phan.

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

Fried pork won tons were crispy and light!

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The seared tofu wrapped with shiso was flavorful and refreshing.

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Fresh Ahi poke — always a winner!

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Kailua pig quesadilla with fresh guacamole!

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

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

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

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

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Nicole and Robbyn Shim.

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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.