Poke & Sashimi – What is the Difference?

Sure, the majority of people have heard of sushi. But what about poke and sashimi? These two dishes may not be as well-known as sushi even though they also focus on fresh raw fish as the central ingredient. Island Fin Poke provides information below about poke and sashimi, and the differences between them.
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Poke is more than just a meal…it is an incredible edible experience! Poke nicely blends a variety of bursting flavors with an assortment of appealing textures that are tantalizing to the tastebuds. It does not matter if you are a fan of sushi or not, poke should definitely be on your “bucket list” of cuisine must-haves. So, what exactly is poke? Poke is a popular Hawaiian dish
that consists of fresh raw fish cut into chunks as its key ingredient. Interestingly, the word “poke” is the Hawaiian equivalent to “chunk” in the English language. 

Poke can consist of additional proteins such as shrimp, crab, octopus, and a list of others. Each culinary establishment has its own particular method of preparing the aforementioned proteins that will become an important part of the poke. Fundamental poke mixtures typically involve a soy-based sauce, sesame oil, and perhaps a few purple onions. Then, the fish is thoroughly marinated in the flavoring and then presented in a bowl. A multitude of extra ingredients can be incorporated into the mix like scallions, sriracha, and macadamia nuts if so desired.

Now, let’s describe sashimi. Unlike poke, sashimi is a customary Japanese dish that showcases an array of thinly sliced raw fish that is usually served all by itself. Sashimi dishes tend to consist of slices of ahi, mackerel, salmon, scallops, yellowtail, and octopus. Although it is traditional to consume sashimi as-is, soy sauce, wasabi, and ginger are usually offered as condiments for patrons who are seeking to enhance the flavors of the fish. Depending on the restaurant, rice may or may not be served as an accompaniment to your sashimi order. 

Island Fin Poke is a premier establishment where customers can experience a taste of Hawaii without having to travel very far from home. Please stop in and try the delicious poke that we are famous for serving and has earned us repeat clientele. With all the marvelous ingredients that we offer, you are certain to create the perfect combination of poke that is just right for you. We are situated at 210 37th Avenue North in St. Petersburg, FL, and can be contacted by calling (727) 565-0348. Thank you for your interest in Island Fin Poke. We look forward to preparing an amazing poke dish for you in the near future.