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Hawaii Island Festival – 30 Days of Aloha Poke Contest
September 7, 2019
Sample Hawaii’s famous appetizer
Featuring cube sized fish (poke) and various ocean delicacies, tako, opihi, loli. We share our delicious fish with the bounty from our ocean, limu eleele, limu kohu, opihi, opae, wana, loli. Visitors as well as our host culture get to taste various preparations of poke. Our host culture is reminded of our food of our elders, limu eleele, kohu, loli. We are pleasantly surprised with a mainland contestant who flies in on her own to be a participant.
Poke (po-KEH) is the Hawaiian word for slice or chop. The local-style, chunky-shaped pupu (appetizer) typically consists of marinated, fresh local fish that’s raw, seared or cooked. However, tofu and meat can be used to concoct poke and the ingredients and style of preparation depends on the creativity of the cook.
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