When in Hawaii one should eat poke (pronunciation: “poh-keh”). Poke is Hawaiian for “slice or cut into pieces” and the dish is basically just cubed raw seafood (typically yellowfin tuna) with vegetables (typically onions), sauces (typically soy), and spices. While a form of poke was probably enjoyed by ancient Hawaiians, the dish we know today became popular in the 1970s. Today it’s typically served as an appetizer or pupu.
My favorite is tried tofu poke with sea asparagus from Tamura’s Market. Actually, any poke from Tamura’s Market will do the trick. I’ve tried the ahi and squid as well. The poke department is a deli counter at the back of the shop. Also, should you find yourself in need of a bottle of wine, you can find a nice selection at Tamura’s Market. And luckily, there are multiple locations where you can get your poke fix. Enjoy!