Have you ever had poké? Many people are just learning about poké (pronounced poh-kay) recently because there have been a few restaurants popping up that specialize in this traditional Hawaiian dish. Although it is a newer trend on the mainland of the United States, people in Hawaii have been eating it for years. In Hawaii, you can get poké basically anywhere from small surf bars, to fancy restaurants. The core of the dish is raw fish or seafood but can be substituted for tofu or other proteins. Traditionally, the fish is marinated in soy and sesame, and occasionally served over rice.
There are a few steps to keep in mind when making poké or ordering it at a restaurant. It is oftentimes served as a bowl but can be made into a burrito or salad. Common types of fish to be served in poké are salmon and tuna. However, new variations have started to commonly use shellfish like crab, shrimp or scallops. Next, you can choose what other food can go in it. Delicious additions can include cucumber, edamame, mango or kale. Last, you can decide on the flavoring and toppings to finalize your poké. You can add ginger, soy sauce, or there’s always wasabi if you like spicy food.
Many people enjoy poké because it is not only incredibly flavorful, but it is also affordable. It is also extremely healthy as it is low in calories and high in protein. If you’re interested in trying poké, you’re in luck because this infographic will tell you all you need to know about how it’s made and what you can do to optimize your experience.