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Trader Vic's Tiki Party!: Cocktails and Food to Share with Friends Hardcover – April 1, 2005
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This has some terrific ideas for outdoor parties. Think of having a luau and how much fun it would be. Besides drink recipes, the book has nibbles. How does Crab Rangoon, Cha Siu Pork or Crispy Prawns sound? With this book, you are ready for Polynesian-style entertaining.
It's nice to find that (at least so far) this is not a problem with the Trader Vic'd Tiki Party book. I've tried several recipes and they are all excellent. As another review pointed out, the onion marmalade recipe lacks directions on how to prepare the onions (I think you could chop or slice them), but that really isn't too big an error. If you are interested, these are the recipes tried so far:
Chicken Curry--excellent (be sure to do the condiments! My daughters particularly liked the bananas.)
Jalepeno Cheese Balls--frying always makes me a little nervous, but oh my these were good)
Savoury Dipping Sauce--Tasty
Wasabi Remoulade--Superb! (I used store bought crab cakes)
Hawaiian Pork--Really good (had trouble rolling them, so just served in slices topped by:)
Onion Marmalade--delicious (I suggest thinly slicing the onions)
Peanut Dipping Sauce--Very Good (used it with vegetables; note it is not sweet)
Mai Tai--I'm not an expert tropical drinks guy, but it tastes great to me!!
So, so far so good with this one. When I read the reviews, it seemed a lot of people had read and enjoyed the book--and it is a very enjoyable read--but had not tried the recipes. I have tried a few and am very pleased! Note there are dozens of drink recipes also, along with many, many tips on how to throw a fun tiki party. I've found the suggestions really inspiring.
One little negative note: there is a good deal of pushing Trader Vic's products, which I find a little exasperating. It simply might be the nature of a cookbook like this. In the end it's a pretty minor quibble.
The menu is simple enough that even inept people in the kitchen like me thinks that they can handle the menu. The drink menu is simple enough, and it's something you'll want to immediately want to tackle with the Trader Vics Mai Tai Mix, 33.8-Ounce Plastic Bottle (Pack of 2). You really can't go wrong with this book, although the amazing accessories and glassware that goes with the drinks are pricy. Still, if you want to host a tropical party in winter weather, start with this book.
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Perfect gift for a person who has friends over all of the time for drinks.Published 13 days ago by April White
We bought this as a gift for friends of ours after they had loved the drinks that we had made them from our copy. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Jennifer Lally
Gave this book as a gift. It is a everything as described. Very nice production quality, numerous and diverse recipes for food and drink, great history on Trader Vic. Read morePublished 5 months ago by GiGi
We have already made several cocktails using this book! Great recipes! Book was in new condition!Published 6 months ago by MariaM
Colorful compilation of drinks and food, bought for tropical parties or pupu platters.Published 7 months ago by S. Forbes