Hawaiian Word of the Day - Poke
Published: Aug. 14, 2015 at 11:19 AM HST
The Hawaiian Word of the Day is poke. Usually the word poke refers to cubed pieces of raw fish tossed in some sort of salt or shoyu sauce, but really, the word poke means to slice, or cut crosswise into pieces. Poke can describe not just fish, cut into cubes, but also cut vegetables and fruits, or even pieces of cut wood. What we know today as "poke" is probably a combination of Hawaiian poke, marinated with salt, kukui relish, and limu; and Japanese sashimi, which is served with shoyu. The Hawaiian Word of the Day is poke.