Poke FAQs: Answers to 5 Common Questions

We get lots of questions about our novel Hawaiian-style poke menu. This cuisine has become extremely popular in the past 10 or 15 years because it’s nutritious, tasty, and exotic. Here, we aim to cast aside any potential mystery regarding our beloved poke.

Common Poke FAQs

What Does That Word Mean?

Hawaiians pronounce poke as “poh-kay.” It roughly translates to “slice” or “cut.” That pretty much explains what we do to the seafood portions when we prepare them right in front of you.

What Do We Mean by Hawaiian-style Food?

The precise origin is a little tricky to peg, but the consensus is that poke comes from Hawaiian fishermen roughly three hundred years ago. It started off much simpler than what you would get in a modern poke restaurant. The fishermen cut off chunks of fish and ate them with the seaweed for a satiating and energizing meal.

The most common fish for poke is either tuna or salmon. We augment those classic favorites with other proteins like shrimp, octopus, chicken, and tofu.

Which Ingredients Comprise Poke?

We’ve already mentioned fish, but there’s much more to it now. We have dozens of novel seasonings and sauces to go with a menu full of fruits and veggies.

Have you ever heard of OG Veggies, Shoyu, Edamame, or Ponzu? Well, if not, then it’s time to head over to Island Fin Poke and discover what you’re missing.

Is This Healthy Food?

Absolutely! Everything on our menu is a whole-food item, and never anything that’s packaged or put together in a processing plant. Also, when it comes to our seafood, we pursue the safest varieties, free from mercury and other adulterants.

Don’t forget that seafood is rich in many vitamins and minerals. Tuna and salmon are an excellent way to achieve your daily dose of Omega-3s.

Can You Get a Vegan Poke Bowl?

Yes, we’d even say it’s a piece of cake to make a vegan poke bowl (except for the fact that cake isn’t usually vegan). Come try a tofu poke bowl with jalapenos, mangos, garlic crisps, and wasabi. That’s one of many splendidly vegan ways to put together a poke bowl.

We hope we answered one of those questions that were gnawing at the back of your mind. Poke is still pretty new, but we find that just about everybody loves it. Come find out why it’s all the rage by visiting Island Fin Poke Lake Nona. If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (407) 313-2827.