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Albert
June 28th, 2005, 10:18 AM
Where's your favorite source of this stuff I never, ever ate before moving to Hawaii?

I was amazed to discover how much better the "shoyu ahi" is from Safeway compared to Foodland. Neither, I suspect, is as good as that from Yama's but are certainly more convenient to obtain.

Paul
June 28th, 2005, 10:23 AM
Although I like to eat it, I stay away from poke made from any large predatory fish since reading that it's full of mercury.

1stwahine
June 28th, 2005, 11:06 AM
Albert, you made my mouth water. I made a promise to myself after the food poioning that I wasn't going to eat anything "raw". I sure miss the ahi poki with opihi from Helena's (da bess) and I miss all the aku limu, ahi shoyu w/ maui onions, green onions, limu and kukui nut special that I made.................

Nah, I ain't gonna chance um. The pain, I can do without. ;)

Auntie Lynn aka Auntie Pupule

cezanne
June 28th, 2005, 03:28 PM
It's been a couple years, but if the guy who makes the juice for the shoyu aku at Holiday Mart Kaheka is still there, that gets my vote for ready-to-eat poke. It's really not a science to making poke. I like ahi too but prefer aku for some reason.

jdub
June 28th, 2005, 03:42 PM
i like mine loaded with limu, onions and chili pepper water...there was a place in palolo, formerly frank's, that had the best poke i've ever had...it's no longer there, but man, it was good...they kept the shoyu sauce on the side, so the ahi didn't get slimy...i also agree that safeway's poke is better than foodland's...way more limu...

pinakboy
June 30th, 2005, 09:24 AM
there is a big difference in the poke from safeway, foodland, and star market. star market from what I remember was the freshest and brightest looking poke in those styrofoam trays. some of these grocers jus slappem and wrapped and look all sloppy! :mad: :)

helen
September 12th, 2005, 05:14 PM
While I eaten poke in the past I never brought it for myself until this past Friday at Sam's Club.

craigwatanabe
September 12th, 2005, 05:47 PM
While I eaten poke in the past I never brought it for myself until this past Friday at Sam's Club.


Try em with soda...much better than fried eggs :D

glossyp
September 12th, 2005, 05:56 PM
The quality of poke varies from market to market in particular chains as well. The poke at the Foodland in Pearl City is average but the stuff at the Foodland in Waipio is really good - I guess some locations make their own. Tanioka's has good poke too and so does Poke Stop but those are more expensive than the supermarkets.

2daypoi
September 13th, 2005, 03:05 PM
I can't stop eating salmon poke, I'm afraid I'm endangering the salmon species. I just get mine at Maruju.

D'Alani
September 13th, 2005, 03:49 PM
I buy the limu poke at Pali Safeway and when I get home I add inamona and chile pepper.

toeknee
September 14th, 2005, 10:50 AM
On the Big Island (east) KTA poke is pretty good. Suisan fish market makes it up fresh from the catch every day. Ahi is good, but I really like tako poke (octopus). Ono-chewy-licious!

pinakboy
September 14th, 2005, 11:38 AM
On the Big Island (east) KTA poke is pretty good. Suisan fish market makes it up fresh from the catch every day. Ahi is good, but I really like tako poke (octopus). Ono-chewy-licious!

i got relatives there and when my parents last went there to visit, they went to KTA and Suisan. my dad said the aku was so cheap that they bought a huge one for under $20 bucks and dey cleaned and fileted it fo free!! my dad took it to their hotel room and he made shoyu poke and limu/hawn salt poke that lasted long enuff for his cravings of fresh homemade poke to go away!! :D

MixedPlateBroker
October 31st, 2007, 06:34 PM
mMmm ... nothing like the poke at 'Ono Seafood (http://www.danshawaii.com/ono-seafood.aspx) on Kapahulu. They make it to order and it's very affordable. I usually pick up a small tub of the dried aku blood as well -- great with a cold one and football on the weekends.:p

Tamura's on 10th & Waialae is a close second. And I'll swing by Ruger Market if I'm not in the mood to drive -- Cyn has a special fondness for their pipkaula musubi.

nikki
November 1st, 2007, 05:48 AM
Albert, you made my mouth water. I made a promise to myself after the food poioning that I wasn't going to eat anything "raw". I sure miss the ahi poki with opihi from Helena's (da bess) and I miss all the aku limu, ahi shoyu w/ maui onions, green onions, limu and kukui nut special that I made.................

Nah, I ain't gonna chance um. The pain, I can do without. ;)

Auntie Lynn aka Auntie Pupule

You mean, you're not going to eat anything raw ever again??

1stwahine
November 1st, 2007, 07:00 AM
You mean, you're not going to eat anything raw ever again??

Nikki, Dat post was on June 28th, 2005, 11:06 AM!:p

I changed my mind.:D

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM2755.jpg
Ake, Aku Poke, Raw Squid and Raw Crab are weekend favorites!

Auntie Lynn

nikki
November 1st, 2007, 07:04 AM
Nikki, Dat post was on June 28th, 2005, 11:06 AM!:p

I changed my mind.:D

Ake, Aku Poke, Raw Squid and Raw Crab are weekend favorites!

Auntie Lynn

Oh, I didn't notice the date!!! Hahaha, that's funny :D

1stwahine
November 1st, 2007, 07:11 AM
Oh, I didn't notice the date!!! Hahaha, that's funny :D

How I wish it was then. I was thirty pounds lighter!:p

HAHAHAHAHA

Auntie Lynn

oggboy
November 1st, 2007, 09:51 AM
I Auntie, You jus wen make wata my mouth wen I see da pitcha. Now I gotta run store b-4 I druel all ova my computa:D

1stwahine
November 1st, 2007, 10:26 AM
I Auntie, You jus wen make wata my mouth wen I see da pitcha. Now I gotta run store b-4 I druel all ova my computa:D

No forget Da Roasted Turkey Tails and POI!;)

Auntie Lynn

oggboy
November 1st, 2007, 04:10 PM
YOU GOIN GET IT... Now I stay ono foa turkey tail lau-lau. Only ting I gotta rest my OPU:D

1stwahine
November 1st, 2007, 04:33 PM
YOU GOIN GET IT... Now I stay ono foa turkey tail lau-lau. Only ting I gotta rest my OPU:D

hehehehe

I just came back from Tamashiro. I couldn't help myself. I ate some of the Ahi Onion Poke.:o
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM3067.jpg

Auntie Lynn

MixedPlateBroker
November 1st, 2007, 08:05 PM
Ho, wow! $11.95/lb?!:eek:
I haven't seen poke for that much since Dec '05! Looks ono tho.
Catch must have been manini lately.
Turkey tails reminded me of Alicia's Market (http://www.yelp.com/biz/wKZ_pBlsUIDrs0IAeOY5wA) on Mokauea, my fav spot to go for turkey tails, roast pork and poke when I'm at work.:D

cynsaligia
November 3rd, 2007, 06:19 PM
if you're not familiar w/rex navarette, he's has an amusing take on poke. i did not know until seeing his show last year that the word means something completely different in some filipino dialect:

from rex navarette's 2006 show at pipeline (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIG1kOdzu70).

Pomai
November 3rd, 2007, 06:47 PM
if you're not familiar w/rex navarette, he's has an amusing take on poke. i did not know until seeing his show last year that the word means something completely different in some filipino dialect:

from rex navarette's 2006 show at pipeline (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIG1kOdzu70).I thought it was the "B" word? (lot) Yeah, must be a different dialect.

Anyway, I second Ono Seafood; truly a hidden gem on Kapahulu. Only recently we discovered this place through word-of-mouth, and whoah man.. talk about "buttah". This Poke (ehem) melts in your mouth like "buttah"! Actually, we paid about $12/lb. for the high grade Ahi Poke, and it's worth it. MPB, mahalo for the link to that blog review. I was gonna' blog the place, but no need... braddah already did a FANTASTIC job with photos and the article. ;)

After you get this type of made-to-order Poke, you'll find all the premixed stuff at all the grocery stores inferior. It's almost a crying shame how much Poke they must throw away at the end of the day that doesn't get sold (hopefully they give it to their employees!). Vs. Ono, they probably sell almost all their inventory using this MTO method. Very efficient and superior in quality.

Ono Seafood on Kapahulu is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Their Ahi Poke is da' bes'!

cynsaligia
November 4th, 2007, 02:29 PM
if you're not familiar w/rex navarette, he's has an amusing take on poke. i did not know until seeing his show last year that the word means something completely different in some filipino dialect:

from rex navarette's 2006 show at pipeline (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIG1kOdzu70).


I thought it was the "B" word? (lot) Yeah, must be a different dialect.



"uki" was what we used at home (we're ilocano). i didn't hear "bilat" until i was in my teens. maybe it's less acceptable, in the same way the "c" word isn't as acceptable as "p" *meow* word is.


i found out today that "poke," or more correctly spelled "puke," & pronounced "pooh-keh" is "p" *meow* in tagalog.

pinakboy
November 5th, 2007, 10:51 AM
ay sos!! talkin about poke as puki??? lol wrong forum man!! :eek:

pinakboy
November 5th, 2007, 10:57 AM
question.

how come nomo aku poke as much as ahi poke like befo?? befo buying poke at da fish markets aku poke used to be cheaper and moa readily available den ahi poke. den da past 5 years get decline in seeing aku poke. now aku poke almost nonexistent.

i miss da aku head, aku belly, and filets. was so cheap and nobody like buyem but me lol. aku moa oily, fatty, and bloody!! da winnahs!!! :rolleyes:

bring back aku!! lol :D

Pomai
November 5th, 2007, 11:07 AM
ay sos!! talkin about poke as puki??? lol wrong forum man!! :eek:Howzit R! Long time no "see".

Eh, keep in, the person who brought that up is the same person who started this ever-popular thread (http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showthread.php?t=13465). :D

Well, since Tanioka's is located in Waipahu, next time I go there to order some, I'll pronounce the "o" as "u" (I'll act like I'm a tourist). LOL!

Palama Kid
November 8th, 2007, 07:52 AM
question.

how come nomo aku poke as much as ahi poke like befo?? befo buying poke at da fish markets aku poke used to be cheaper and moa readily available den ahi poke. den da past 5 years get decline in seeing aku poke. now aku poke almost nonexistent.




You right, I never see aku poke anywhere either . . . until yesterday. I saw aku poke at Haili's next to Ward Marukai. Cost mo than ahi poke though, & no look as good as the ahi poke. I bought the ahi poke - masarap.

Leo Lakio
November 8th, 2007, 08:10 AM
I love ahi poke - and I love poke made with swordfish even more so, but I get that very rarely.

D'Alani
November 8th, 2007, 01:35 PM
I think it's because aku is simply not in great supply right now. Hard to find dry aku and if you do it's about $20.00/lb. get planny dry ahi though. Wait for New Year's to come around and then check out the price.:eek: