Sunday, July 11, 2010

Poke - Hawaii's "sushi"

For MANY days, I've been craving delicious poke (poh-keh) from Hawaii. At heart, it's raw fish chunks, tossed with yum extras: limu (seaweed), onions, other spices (I like red sea salt)...

Native Hawaiians ate a lot of fish, naturally, but poke evolved with each wave of immigrants and their culinary influence. On Oahu, the poke from Tanioka's, above, is super ono (delish).



(Images, top to bottom, via Hawaiirama and Flickr).

4 comments:

Rowena... said...

Now you've gone and done it! Oooooh...how I would love to just dive into that display in the 2nd image. It has been far too long since I've eaten poke.

Jude said...

Hi Rowena - I KNOW! I would swim about in that luscious poke pile if I could!

molly watson said...

I was recently in Hawaii and was stunned by the dozen(s) varieties of poke just at the regular-ole supermarket. Crazy! And delightful. We ate more than our fair share, that's for sure.

Jude said...

Ooh, that sounds amazing, Molly - I've always felt one should eat extra in Hawaii for the rest of us who can't make it! It'd be lovely to see/hear more of your adventures there.

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