Recipe: Sam Choy’s Hawaiian Style Poke

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This Saturday on Good Food Evan talks to Hawaiian food legend Sam Choy. Many refer to Choy as “the grandfather of Hawaiian cuisine.”

Growing up on the North shore of Oahu, Choy’s parents owned a restaurant and taught him how to cook traditional Hawaiian food. Most famously he popularized poke which is Hawaii’s take on ceviche. Traditionally it is made with the oil of candlenuts which are native to the islands, but in this recipe he substitutes sesame oil and adds a dash of Shoyu to boost the umami.

You can find Choy’s dishes roaming around town on his Pineapple Express Food Truck and you can find his recipe for Hawaiian Style Poke below.