Chef Ronnie goes big with Marlin with mango coconut sticky rice, Mango Calamansi-chili pepper compote.

Chef Ronnie and his crew from Tiki's Grill & Bar participated in this years Mangoes at the Moana event.

Ronnie shared with us the dish was inspired by the ethnic diversity found in the kitchen at Tiki's. Marlin with mango coconut sticky rice, Mango Calamansi-chili pepper compote.

Mari Taketa and Melissa Chang from NONSTOP Honolulu were on hand to cover the event.  to see photos and more go to:

Blast from the past -"NEXT STOP TV" Travel segment filmed at Tiki's Grill & Bar

A old friend stopped in to Tiki's Grill & Bar to film a new travel segment for a travel channel.  Jon Olson the host is doing a new show called Next Stop TV.  His creative team has earned seven Emmy nominations.

NEXT STOP is a new TV travel show featuring the places and the people that make each destination unique. They will show you where to go, what to do and how to do it. Fun & positive entertainment is the theme of every show, featuring local music, sports & activities, local flavors and more. NEXT STOP gives you an insider’s look into each featured location.
The Tiki's Grill & Bar segment will air locally NBC on August 27 and also be featured on the inflight entertainment for Alaska Airlines.

Before Twitter and Facebook there was Melissa Chang

It was great to have Melissa Chang @Melissa808 stop in with friends from the online community of Fodors, they call it GTG (short for Get ToGether). She then wrote a cool blog post about life before Facebook and the newer "social media." She was connecting online before twitter was cool.  Below is a little taste of what she wrote and a few photos Melissa took:

Most people nowadays know me for my online activity on Twitter and Facebook, and primarily on a local level. But did you know that I’ve been active online in other communities for more than a decade? I had gotten into different online communities like and, but none were as satisfying or helpful as (mostly because I’m addicted to traveling).
Monica with Chef Ronnie
Another new item: Kal bi gyoza ($11). These beefy fried dumplings sit on a drizzle of kabayaki sauce and miso chili aioli. Locals will like these, but they are perfect for out of town guests who want to try something exotic but aren't really adventurous.
See Melissa's full blog post and more photos at: