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REVIEW: Celebrate Life Day With the Tarkenian Nightflower Cocktail and Kaadu Pork Belly Slider Skewer From Oga’s Cantina in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland

Bright suns and happy Life Day! The celebrations have begun at Black Spire Outpost at Disneyland. Oga’s Cantina is offering two Life Day specials: the Tarkenian Nightflower cocktail and Kaadu Pork Belly Slider Skewer.

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Oga’s Cantina was packed. If you are uncomfortable with being shoulder-to-shoulder with maskless guests, you may want to avoid the cantina.

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Tarkenian Nightflower – $18

Gin, Elderflower, Lime, Ginger, and Huckleberry

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The Tarkenian Nightflower was a drink first seen in “Rebel Dawn,” a Legends-era novel about Han Solo written by A. C. Crispin in 1998.

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This is a very strong drink. A lot of fun, but very syrupy. It’s heavy with lime and ginger. The best way to describe it is a thick gin drink. It’s fine, but we probably won’t be back for more.

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Kaadu Pork Belly Slider Skewer – $15

Pork belly between Bao Buns with Zucchini sauce, Calabrian compote, and Za’atar.

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Similar to the Smoked Kaadu Pork Ribs, these are allegedly made with meat from the creatures ridden by Jar Jar Binks and the other Gungans in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” (Spoiler: they are actually made with regular Earth pork.)

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These are fantastic. Sadly ours didn’t slide off, but the people around us seemed to manage. The pork is tender and flavorful. The sauce brings a lot of heat, but a flavorful spice. The buns were perfectly cooked, very soft. We highly recommend these.

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  1. Bring some of this yummy stuff to WDW! How interesting that Disneyland gets all the cool stuff when it comes to food.

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