Poke bar oahu
Junichiro Tsuchiya used to be a fish buyer at Tokyos Tsukiji Fish Market he says, proudly, I know good fish.
Dont miss the wasabi ahi masago poke, generously doused with crunchy roe and a hint of creamy wasabi.
Downtown, youd think itd be hard to miss a pale pink establishment shilling shave ice, sushi, and poke bowls, but this small, square building just off the Kinau Street exit tends to blend in when youre stuck in traffic.With over 20 options to choose from, in addition to plate lunch options, the hardest part is narrowing down exactly what your stomach wants and what its going to get.Fish is freshly cut and well-seasoned, and the white rice comes with a sprinkling of furikake, which somehow makes everything taste even better.Photo by Mark Kushimi, that legendary Waikiki Beach.If youre feeling artistic, you can design your own bowl from the poke bar and choose your meat and sauce, and sprinkle on the toppings until youve created your masterpiece.Pair this yellowtail with a Longboard lager.Try the traditional shoyu ahi poke, mixed with a thick layer of well-seasoned soy sauce or the spicy fireball poke, tossed in a spicy and creamy mayonnaise-based sauce that packs some serious heat.when fishermen unload their catch, for a glimpse of massive marlin with their spears sliced off; mahi new york lotto new jersey lotto piled in buckets; and, of course, ahi, with their silvery, torpedo-like bodies.Fisherman Joshua Schade and his partner Erika Luna went from selling fish from the back of his boat to this spot wedged into the second-floor corner of a mixed-use plaza, offering only fresh, locally caught ahi.The Rice: Steamed white is standard, but the truck opts for seasoned sushi rice that has a vinegary tang to balance the fish.And the best poke destinations in Hawaii are supermarkets, convenience stores and hole-in-the-wall spots.Waipahu, sure, its far from town, parking is terrible, and the line often spills out the door, but one bite of their fresh red ahi and all is forgiven, because this grab-and-go eatery specializes in high-quality fish, tossed in just the right amount of seasoning.Tamura's Fine Wine Liquors Waialae.Limu: A spongy seaweed that gives poke an intense briny flavor, its a little bit oniony with a crunchy texture that pops in your mouth.Since everything is fresh, never frozen, the shop closes when supply is low or demand is high.Find about a dozen poke premixed in the refrigerated case, ranging from Korean-style tako (octopus) to spicy shrimp poke.Call ahead to find out if the Lunatic bowl is available - ahi coated with just the right amount of spice, sans mayo.Photo by Mark Kushimi Abalone Poke with Pork at Alicias Market Plate lunches are popular here, but few can compete with a scoop of rich abalone over white rice and a helping of char siu pork.In Hawaii, poke is most often eaten on its own as a snack, like boiled peanuts, though the idea of serving it over rice aka poke bowls is becoming more popular.Simeons poke specials based on whats fresh and what hes in the mood for are all sure to combine layers of flavor and texture.
Youll often see it sprinkled with green onion, sesame, and masago (fish roe).
There, find the usual suspects as well as Suisans pièce de résistance: the Kohala mix poke with uhu (parrotfish) and opihi (limpet one of Hawaiis most prized and rarest ocean delicacies, harvested by prying the suckers off rocks in the surf).