WHAT IS HAWAIIAN POKE?
Many people wonder about the traditional Hawaiian Poke dish, pronounced “poh-kay”. Poke aficionados like to call it “Hawaii’s soul food” with fusions of flavors similar to Japanese sashimi and ceviche. Poke makes use of seasonings brought by the many different cultures of the islands. It can be served as both an appetizer and meal. The seasoned raw fish is cut into bite sized pieces, doused with homemade sauces and topped with tasty ingredients including avocado, seaweed, cucumber, and onions. Poke lovers around the world are experimenting with native ingredients to create new and delightfully unique versions that will tantalize their taste buds of their own . It has become popular and widely available across the islands of Hawaii, it is well enjoyed by locals and those new who come to stay. No gathering in Hawaii would be complete without a few bowls of poke.