The latest gastronomic tendency to be gathering momentum on Auckland’s shores is fresh off the boat from Hawaii. Developed by the Japanese population residing in the tropical paradise, poke is traditionally served as an appetiser in the form of a glossy helping of raw fish (usually Yellowfin tuna) rendered with soy sauce, green onions and sesame oil presented alongside condiments such as wasabi and seaweed. A celebration of both Japanese and Pacific flavours, this fresh summer dish has been popping up at a number of local restaurants including Kindred (pictured), The Culpeper, Oaken and the recently opened Shaka Bowl — an eatery dedicated solely to poke.
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