Poke rhymes with "okay" but tastes much better. Sometimes written as "poké", this Hawaiian treat of marinated seafood has taken the mainland by storm, and Washington is one of the best places to get it.
Poke (which simply means "to cut crosswise into pieces") was created centuries ago by native Hawaiians who sliced reef fish and mixed in limu (edible algae) and a paste of kukui nuts, called ‘inamona. Now the dish is a restaurant staple typically served bulked up like a salad with a dozen ingredients, from seaweed salad to rice to pickles. Bowls most commonly use ahi tuna as their base, but at this point seem to include any fish, crustacean, or even land animal. Is it the same thing found in Hawai'i? Not so much, but clearly it works for Seattleites. Here, now, are the top places to indulge a poke craving around town.
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