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Does anyone have an ahi poke to recommend?

maestrette Aug 22, 2013 03:48 PM

We are looking for a great ahi poke. It would be even better if we can get it at a sushi restaurant that also has an outstanding chirashi. Somewhere in Boston or north of Boston would be preferable. Thanks.

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    hyde RE: maestrette Aug 22, 2013 05:20 PM

    possible, but seems that you are on the wrong end of the north american massif for a proper rendering of this dish.

    No roasted kikui nuts or that special seaweed 'round these parts.

    If you do find it ask if they can whip me up a kahlua pork plate lunch with garlic ono and a double helping of macaroni salad, (or huli huli)

    I miss maui.

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      maestrette RE: hyde Aug 23, 2013 06:10 AM

      I'm missing my favorite sushi spot in Atlanta, which did an awesome Japanese version of the ahi poke. Delectable chunks of fresh ahi, avocado, tobiko, sesame seeds, finely minced green onions, with a hit of chili oil and sesame oil. Looks like I need to find a recipe and make my own.

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      calvnhobs6 RE: maestrette Aug 23, 2013 06:53 AM

      In terms of a traditional poke, you're probably out of luck. However, Uni Sashimi bar has two dishes that could probably hold you over. They have a Tuna Poke on their menu which I haven't tried, but my personal favorite is the Tuna Ceviche, which is in a coconut and lemongrass broth, and the fish is cut poke-style. It's amazing.

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        Gordough RE: calvnhobs6 Aug 23, 2013 08:53 AM

        While not traditional, I like the version at Blue Ginger in Wellesley.

        "Hawaiian Bigeye Tuna Poke* with Crispy Sushi Rice Cake and Microgreen-Tosaka Salad"

      2. ScubaSteve RE: maestrette Aug 23, 2013 10:18 AM

        Hiro at Fugakyu used to do a killer poke. IDK if he's still working there though.

        1. opinionatedchef RE: maestrette Aug 23, 2013 11:42 PM

          At Blue Inc on the Greenway, one of Jason's signature dishes, that I looove, is his Tuna Poke. Great textures with some unusual components like hijiki.

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            Bob Dobalina RE: opinionatedchef Aug 24, 2013 03:48 AM

            I thought about the Gargoyles poke too, but it is not on the menu at Blue, Inc. based on the website at least.

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              kewpie RE: Bob Dobalina Aug 26, 2013 04:38 PM

              Yeah, it wasn't available to order a few nights ago either .

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