Hawaii: Poke

Hey, how’s it going? Just kind of dawned on me that there’s only a week left of summer and school starts next week already… Lame. My summer was pretty much all summer school till last week, so it went by really fast.

I mentioned in the last post that C and I were in Hawaii. We spent a week there (it was awesome) and just got back a couple of days ago! And as promised, we (mostly me) took tons of food pictures of all the different foods that we tried.

Going to start off by sharing a food that we both loved: poke. Have you ever heard of poke? It’s basically sashimi that’s cut into cubes then seasoned with different ingredients, such as seaweed, Hawaiian rock salt, etc. Really good, for those who like sashimi! Before we left for Hawaii, we researched a few places that we wanted to try. According to Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives Host), fresh poke is a local favorite and a must-try in Hawaii… So from the moment we settled in, we started on our hunt for poke… Ended up eating poke at least once a day!… So good. Seemed like there were endless seasoning combinations to the different types of fish available too.

This was our second time trying poke. We found this fairly popular food-stand called Sam’s Kitchen, according to Yelp. It was really close to our hotel, food tasted pretty good and was a quick and easy option for meals. The poke wasn’t bad either, considering it was a food stand.

On our food tour, we asked our guides where to find good poke – they recommended trying Foodland (equivalent to our Superstores) and Ono Seafood. Foodland’s poke was pretty good too. There was a good variety of maybe 10 different flavors to choose from, but the guy working there was a straight up douche-bag. Whateves.

The last poke stop we made on our trip was Ono Seafood. Had to try this place, not only because our guide had recommend it to us, but it’s also ranked really high on yelp! Did not disappoint. It was the best of all the poke places that we tried…. so good.No idea how they made it taste so good… the perfect combo of fresh sashimi, spice, sweetness/saltiness, and other ingredients. For $7, you got 2 different types of poke, over a bed of white or brown rice, plus a drink. Could totally eat that everyday for lunch or dinner… Too bad Vancouver doesn’t have poke places like this one… they would make so much money.

Hang tight, more to come on all the other foods we tried!

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Amanda says:

    Oh yeah now I can actually see what you were describing to me.

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    1. Janine says:

      Yah, I think you would really like it too

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  2. Amy K. says:

    Welcome back! I love poke too. Can’t wait to see more food pics and hear about your trip. Glad you guys had a great time!

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    1. Janine says:

      Thanks again for all your tips! Came in handy!

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  3. Jachito says:

    Yum…..poookkkeeee…we shall attempt to make our own version

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