When you’re in Hawaii, there’s a good very chance you’ll see poke (pronounced po-keh) on the menus and in the grocery stores. Next, you may be wondering what it is. Poke is fresh, raw ahi tuna cut into cubes and usually mixed with diced onion, seaweed, soy sauce, sesame oil and spices.
I’m not much of an adventurous sushi/sashimi partaker and even I have an appreciation for poke. It melts in your mouth.
Here are a couple of useful links and articles for learning more about poke: Poke: the joys of a Hawaiian appetizer.
If you’d like to try poke on your Hawaii vacation, many restaurants have it as an appetizers. The grocery store chains sell poke, too.
For those readers who live in Hawaii or visit it frequently, please comment to tell us where your favorite place is for poke.