Friday, September 18, 2015

Poke Bowl-A Hawaiian Favorite

One of the main reasons why I love Hawaii so much is its variety and uniqueness of the food culture. Perhaps it's because of the multi-ethnicity of the place, Hawaii embraces the tastes and textures of many countries, resulting in some surprisingly delicious local dishes.

One of my favorites is hands-down, the Poke. Made with fresh Ahi (Tuna) and usually made with Hawaiian Salt, this is simplicity at its best. There are dozens of variations of Poke, but my favorite always has been the simplest ones made with just a few high-quality ingredients. Put it on a mound of hot rice and you've got yourself a meal that'll satisfy your hunger.

Here's my simple recipe for the simplest Poke Bowl. It's amazingly easy to do that I'm almost embarrassed to share the instructions!


150 grams ( 1/3 lb) sushi-grade fresh tuna
1/4 onion
1 stalk green onion
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 small sliver ginger
2 bowl cooked rice (preferably Japanese rice)
1 pinch rock salt
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 pirella (shiso) leaves-optional


Grate ginger and slice onions. Cut tuna into bite-sized blocks. Combine all ingredients except pirella leaves into a bowl. Massage with your hand for 30 seconds. Chill in refrigerator. Dump on top of cooked hot rice and enjoy!

If you'd rather watch the beautiful video we made for this delicious recipe, CLICK HERE and don't forget to leave me a comment over there so I know you stopped by. Thanks for reading today's post and I truly hope you try this local Hawaiian dish. 


  1. I love Hawaiian culture and their food. This recipe is one I have to try. Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. Thanks so much for reading my friend. I hope you are doing fine!


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