Two islands and two wild pork dishes.

Two islands and two dishes. Alexander Miller is my younger brother. We both caught wild pigs. 


My dish was smoked meat with blueberry jam, sweet onions, garlic, green onions and garlic chives with a rice ball. Plate up and photo by Lisa Menor Miller and smoking done my a buddy Scully! 


Alex’s dish was classic cooked with modern technology! Pork with the fat left on sprinkled with Pa'akai (Hawaiian word for salt), wrapped kalo lau then in ti leaf and tied with twine, steamed in a instapot using steam function twice for about 2 hours.

Wild Boar dinner at home.


Shoulder of Wild pig slow cooked for 8 hours with a Tequila and lime rub, followed by a little bit of beef bouillon, onions, carrots, potatoes, and a bouquet garni of basil, parsley and rosemary. We mashed potatoes with cream, butter, and salt & pepper. Lisa reduced the stock, adding red wine and thickened to make a wonderful gravy!  There was no wild flavor. 
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Mahalo,

Michael Miller / Director of Operations / Partner
Tiki's Grill & Bar -  2570 Kalakaua Ave.
(808)923-8454 michaelm@tikisgrill.com
www.tikisgrill.com

Eating Weeds- Purslane

Today in the back yard I spotted a weed growing. 

I was taught by my grandparents that Purslane is plant you could eat. 

Chef Ronnie has used it in dishes for wine dinners at Tiki’s Grill & Bar. 
Have you tried it? 

Here is a great read from:

For comprehensive information (e.g. nutrition, medicinal values, recipes, history, harvesting tips, etc.) Purslane PDF magazine.

 IMPORTANT: a similar plant named "hairy-stemmed spurge" is poisonous. Click here for more information.

Purslane is a succulent annual trailing plant that grows in many countries because it thrives in poor soil. It can be eaten as a cooked vegetable and is great to use in salads, soups, stews or any dish you wish to sprinkle it over. Purslane is antibacterial, antiscorbutic, depurative, diuretic and febrifuge. The leaves are a very rich source of omega-3 fatty acids which prevents heart attacks and strengthens the immune system.

Distinguishing Features

This nutritious weed has a distinctive thick, reddish stem and succulent, green leaves.

Purslane Identification
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Flowers

Purslane has yellow flowers that occur singly or in small terminal clusters. When fully open, each flower is about .5 cm(¼") across, consisting of five petals, two green sepals, numerous yellow stamens, and several pistils that appear together in the centre of the flower. These flowers open up for a few hours during bright sunny mornings. Purslane flowers bloom from mid-summer through the early fall and lasts about 1 to 2 months. Each flower is replaced by a seed capsule that splits open around the middle to release the numerous small, black seeds.

Vetiver Grass - trimming back yard.


Chrysopogon zizanioides, commonly known as vetiver, is a perennial bunchgrass of the family Poaceae, native to India. Vetiver is most closely related to Sorghum but shares many morphological characteristics with other fragrant grasses, such as lemongrass, citronella, and palmarosa. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Chrysopogon zizanioides
Family: Poaceae
Kingdom: Plantae
Higher classification: Chrysopogon
Order: Poales
Rank: Species


REUBEN SPRING ROLL from Local Beef and Skrewball peanut butter Whiskey and Guinness Beer Float TV Feature

REUBEN SPRING ROLL from Local Beef and Skrewball peanut butter Whiskey and Guinness Beer Float TV Feature.

Here is the Video on Hawaii News Now (KGMB/KHNL) Chef did a live demo of the featured the dish with Grace Lee.

https://www.skrewballwhiskey.com

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About Tiki’s Grill & Bar

Founded in 2002, Tiki’s Grill & Bar is a casual, family-friendly restaurant featuring a retro South Pacific décor and Pacific Rim menu with flavors of the islands using fresh, local produce. Live local music offered nightly. It is located at 2570 Kalakaua Avenue with a view overlooking Waikiki Beach. The restaurant has received numerous awards and recognition over the years, including Honolulu magazine’s Hale `Aina Awards, Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence, Open Table’s Diner’s Choice Awards, and The Knot’s Best of Weddings. For more information, visit www.tikisgrill.com or call 808-923-8454.

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Highlight video of Tiki's Grill & Bar - Michael

Highlights of Tiki's Grill & Bar.

MAHALO to our partners at Y Hata for producing this video!

Our History: https://www.tikisgrill.com Tiki's was started by three friends from the University of Hawaii who wanted to open a restaurant where they could hang out and bring their friends and family. We all still live here and spend most of our waking hours in or near the restaurant.

Our Specialties Tiki's Grill & Bar is Waikiki's locally owned and operated independent restaurant destination. We provide a casual American and Pacific-Rim menu with flavors of the islands, using fresh local produce. We also offer lanai seating with beautiful sunset views of the famous Waikiki Beach.

About Y.Hata:
Three generations and countless tons of dry, chilled and frozen products later, Yoichi Hata’s dream continues. Today, Y. Hata distinguishes itself as the most innovative, forward thinking foodservice distributor in the State of Hawaii. Our hardware has been completely upgraded; and the latest, most sophisticated software has been installed.



The Mandalorian or The “Mango”lorian inspired holiday drink -

Did you get to our Christmas Bar Pop-up? The Christmas Bar Hawaii.

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The Mandalorian or The “Mango”lorian inspired holiday drink -  available in limited supply and by request only...

The “Mango”lorian

Mango juice, cream soda, & vanilla vodka with a butterscotch swirl, topped with whipped cream and Gold Beskar Sprinkles.

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