Parade of Poke: All the Exclusive New Poke Coming to Next Week’s Poke Fest
Frolic Hawai‘i’s 5th Annual Poke Fest is Saturday, May 28—and a record 17 poke vendors are debuting all-new poke.
A record 16 poke vendors are gathering at Ka Makana Ali‘i next Saturday for Frolic’s 5th Annual Poke Fest presented by Fresh Island Fish, and Poke Fest veterans know what that means: 16 exclusive new poke created specially for the event.
So here’s what’s happening on Saturday, May 28: Poke vendors from all over O‘ahu will bring their best poke selections, with additional snack and dessert shops rounding out the menu. Every poke shop will be selling samples of their exclusive Poke Fest creations (see photo gallery below) along with poke bowls and other items so you can still find your fave ‘ahi limu and other flavors. Admission is free, there’ll be live entertainment throughout, and you’ll get to vote online for your favorite new poke. We’ll tally the results afterward and crown a new King of Poke Fest 2022!
Sadly, please note that Poke Passes entitling you to Poke Fest exclusive poke from five vendors of your choice are now SOLD OUT.
What: Frolic Hawai‘i’s 5th Annual Poke Fest
Where: Ka Makana Ali‘i, Kapolei, parking lot between Cheesecake Factory and Taqueria el Ranchero
When: Saturday, May 28 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Cooked Whole Wasabi Scallop Poke
Feast by Jon Matsubara
Feast Poke: Hamachi, ikura, pickled wasabi, toasted bonito soy, ponzu
Mochi Crunch Arare Poke: ‘Ahi, bubu arare, garlic crunch, furikake, kakimochi glaze, green onion
Fort Ruger Market
Garlic Miso Scallop Poke with roasted garlic, white miso, mayo, sesame oil, hondashi, togarashi, green onion, furikake, fried garlic
Hibachi Honolulu Market
Lemongrass Shrimp and Calamari Poke with marinated green papaya and chile tsukemono
Taegu Nairagi Poke: Nairagi, limu, ‘inamona, truffle mayo, taegu
Poisson Cru: Local ‘ahi and poached white tiger shrimp marinated in lime juice and coconut milk, with Okinawan sweet potato, limu, tobiko, tomato and bell pepper gelée
Smoky Poke: Cold-smoked ‘ahi, ‘inamona, Kahuku sea asparagus, Kolea Farm green garlic
K. Bay Bros Fish & Ice
Crack Seed ‘Ahi: ‘Ahi, masago, lemon peel shoyu, ‘inamona pesto
Spicy Mentaiko ‘Ahi Poke: Fresh local ‘ahi mixed with spicy mentaiko sauce
Nico’s at Pier 38
Ultimate Poke: Fresh ‘ahi, a‘u and salmon tossed in Nico’s secret sauce with limu, masago and sweet onions served on taro chips
Hawaiian Alaea Poke: Fresh local ‘ahi, alaea salt, ‘inamona, limu, local chile pepper
The Dining Room at Queen’s Medical Center West O‘ahu
Poke Americaine: ‘Ahi with limu and garlic chips, chilled sauce nantua, gingered shoyu and turmeric oil, smoked lomi salmon a la crème
Redfish Poke Bar by Foodland
XO Poke: ‘Ahi, shrimp, bay scallops, vegan XO sauce, Mari’s Garden micro cilantro
Rice Box Café
‘Ahi, Hamachi and Salmon Poke with sea asparagus, arugula and sweet onion with a spiced chicharron chip
Asato Family Shop
Li Hing Watermelon “Poke” with shiso, mint and pickled watermelon “onion” on a scoop of Li Hing Lemon sherbet
The Catering Connection
Da Lemonade Squad
Lemonade, frozen lemonade, slushies, floats, infused soda, iced tea
Peach mango, strawberry, leche flan, ube and calamansi bubble teas
Snacks Galore Hawai‘i
Gummy bear bar, assorted Snacks Galore Chex Mix flavors, fruity energy bars
Sun Chong Hawai‘i
Crack seed, lemon peel gummies, Hilo lychee, Mākaha Mangoes, logo merchandise