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Food

Poke

This classic Hawaiian food is a staple at any luau-themed celebration.


Poke has recently been experiencing a surge of popularity on the mainland, but it’s been a beloved Hawaiian staple dating as far back as the island itself.

“Poke” literally means “to cut crosswise into pieces,” referencing its main ingredient: fish. Tuna, salmon, or seafood (such as scallops or octopus) are prepared in a soy sauce marinade and mixed with seaweed and nuts. New-school twists on poke include adding bases like rice or vegetables — making this dish great for accommodating multiple dietary restrictions.