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    Default Ahi poke

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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...

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    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!

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    While I eaten poke in the past I never brought it for myself until this past Friday at Sam's Club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helen
    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

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    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.

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    I can't stop eating salmon poke, I'm afraid I'm endangering the salmon species. I just get mine at Maruju.

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    I buy the limu poke at Pali Safeway and when I get home I add inamona and chile pepper.

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by toeknee
    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!!

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    mMmm ... nothing like the poke at 'Ono Seafood 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.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stwahine View Post
    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??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikki View Post
    You mean, you're not going to eat anything raw ever again??
    Nikki, Dat post was on June 28th, 2005, 11:06 AM!

    I changed my mind.


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

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stwahine View Post
    Nikki, Dat post was on June 28th, 2005, 11:06 AM!

    I changed my mind.

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

    Auntie Lynn
    Oh, I didn't notice the date!!! Hahaha, that's funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikki View Post
    Oh, I didn't notice the date!!! Hahaha, that's funny
    How I wish it was then. I was thirty pounds lighter!

    HAHAHAHAHA

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    Default Re: Ahi poke

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by oggboy View Post
    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
    No forget Da Roasted Turkey Tails and POI!

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    YOU GOIN GET IT... Now I stay ono foa turkey tail lau-lau. Only ting I gotta rest my OPU

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    Quote Originally Posted by oggboy View Post
    YOU GOIN GET IT... Now I stay ono foa turkey tail lau-lau. Only ting I gotta rest my OPU
    hehehehe

    I just came back from Tamashiro. I couldn't help myself. I ate some of the Ahi Onion Poke.


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    Ho, wow! $11.95/lb?!
    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 on Mokauea, my fav spot to go for turkey tails, roast pork and poke when I'm at work.

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    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.
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    Default Re: Ahi poke - Ono Seafood on Kapahulu

    Quote Originally Posted by ericncyn View Post
    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.
    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'!

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