Poke (pronounced poh-kay) means “to slice” or “cut crosswise into pieces” in Hawaiian and describes a traditional Hawaiian dish that continues to spread across the world. Poke normally entails mixing sliced raw fish and seafood with various ingredients, seasonings and sauces–many Japanese and Asian inspired–for a fresh, light and healthy meal. Co-owner Didi Lu, who discovered poke during her years in France and California, has opened Taichung’s first poke eatery, offering reasonably-priced make-your-own poke bowls (small NT$158, large NT$188). Customers choose a base like salad or warm white or brown rice, followed by 2-3 proteins like cubed sashimi-style salmon or tuna, scallops or octopus; a sauce like Shoyu, Yuzu Kosho, Creamy Teriyaki or Wasabi Mayo; six add-ons like crabmeat, seaweed salad, green onions, pineapple or onions; and toppings such as seasame, furikake or crispy garlic. Take-out is popular and free downtown deliveries are offered for orders of 10 or more (NT$50 added for smaller orders).
1035, JianXing Rd, West Dist
11 am-9 pm