The First Hawaiian Poké Joint In Malta Has Just Opened In Sliema
Let's do the hoke poké
Aloha Lovin Malta readers, we have some very important foodie news!
Malta has just been #Blessed with its very first Hawaiian restaurant this week.
Located in Sliema's Plaza Shopping Mall, Po-K specialises in Poke (pronounced poké/pokeh) and this dish is to Hawaii as what Stuffat tal-Fenek is to Malta - a national dish.
Let us quickly explain what this refreshing healthy concoction is so you get a clearer picture.
It is basically cubed/diced raw fish (usually salmon, ahi tuna or shellfish) that is marinated the hell out of and served over rice (think of it as deconstructed sushi or a ceviche of some sort, minus the rice). Served in a bowl, topped with raw toppings and doused with various dressings.
Po-k are sticking to the tradition by offering the seafood kind, but are stepping it up a notch by serving poke with cooked chicken for those that don't wanna go raw. Vegans will also have the option to have a tofu poke.
To reduce plastic waste, guests will eat their poke from aesthetically-delightful coconut shells imported from Bali.