An island favorite with rich flavor and history

By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva

Do the Hawaiian Poke and get a bowl for dad for Father’s Day

Courtesy Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines shares its love for Poke.  And so am I.  We can’t fly to the islands right now unless willing to self-isolate for two weeks. But I’d almost be willing to do that just to eat some authentic poke.  It’s not the only thing I miss about not being able to go my Maui condo,  but it’s right up there.

A little poke history

According to the Hawaiian Airlines’ story, “Poke’s come a long way from its origins in pre-contact times, when ancient Hawaiians feasted on freshly caught fish massaged with sea salt, seaweed and crushed in inamona or kukui nuts.

Today you can pick up  poke bowls at super markets and restaurants around the world. But few will excite your taste buds like poke bowls served in Hawaii. Especially at Maui restaurants such as  Gannon’s Wailea and Haliimaili General store. 

Chef Beverly and husband Joe Gannon photo by richard Pietschmann

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In Hawaii poke bowls are huge servings of rice t topped with poke. The poke is marinated in its dressings, even if for only 15 minutes, to allow the absorption of flavors.

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