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What You’ll Eat at Frolic’s 2021 Poke Fest Presented by Fresh Island Fish
Coming Saturday, May 29: Exclusive new poke creations from 8 iconic shops around O‘ahu at a fun, zero-contact drive-thru.
Poke fans, your day is near: Exclusive new poke from eight of your favorite poke shops around O‘ahu are coming together in one place for four short hours on Saturday, May 29. Frolic’s 4th annual Poke Fest presented by Fresh Island Fish is happening at Ka Makana Ali‘i at a zero-contact drive-thru event. That means ‘onolicious new creations from Tamashiro Market in Kalihi to Kaka‘ako’s Redfish Poke, Alicia’s Market in Iwilei to Kahiau Poke in Chinatown. And now until 11:59 p.m. this Sunday, April 18, Frolic readers get early access online so you can get your choice pickup time.
It’s all by online pre-order (because zero-contact), so here’s how it works:
- You’ll order and pay online, choosing between a small box with 3.5 ounces of poke from each of four poke shops (14 ounces total) or the large option with poke from all eight shops (28 ounces).
- Choose any add-on desserts.
- Choose a pickup time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- On Poke Fest day you’ll head to our drive-thru at Ka Makana Ali‘i in Kapolei, and we’ll load your poke into your trunk or back seat.
Your early access code is PokeFest2021. Remember, it expires at 11:59 p.m. HST this Sunday night. From April 19 pre-orders will be open to the general public. Warning: Poke boxes sold out weeks in advance last year, so get your orders in early. Mahalo to our sponsors Fresh Island Fish, Ka Makana Ali‘i and Foodland Hawai‘i.
What else? You can add on desserts like ube tartlets topped with ginger and coconut whipped cream from Mahi‘ai Table at Foodland Farms; Uncle Lani’s poi mochi; and Sticky Fingers snacks like yuzu lemon peel gushers and gummies, freeze-dried brown sugar boba bars and li hing freeze-dried Rainbow Bites. We’ll have a live deejay, photo ops, giveaways from Ka Makana Ali‘i and more!
And don’t forget, you’ll be able to vote for your favorite poke of the day. Tamashiro Market has won the title two years running (their 2020 creation, Real Kine Poke with real kine shrimp, real kine crab and real kine scallop, is still a prime seller in their poke case). Who will be King of Poke Fest 2021?
So what poke creations will you eat on Poke Fest day? Have a look:
Spicy Masago King Crab Poke.
Birria Tako Poke with smoked octopus, guajillo chile pepper sauce, sweet onion, cilantro, lime and crispy corn tortilla strips.
Tataki poke with house-made ponzu sauce.
Ume Hijiki ‘Ahi Poke with chilled nishime salad.
Nico’s at Pier 38
Korean Style A‘u Poke with cucumbers, onions, sweet and spicy chile sauce with Hawaiian Chip Co. taro and sweet potato chips.
Poke by the Pound
Limu Kohu ‘Ahi Poke with fresh chopped chile peppers, ‘inamona roasted kukui nut, green onions and ‘alae salt.
Redfish Poke Bar
Black & Bleu ‘Ahi Poke with blackened ‘ahi, bleu cheese spread, shaved onions, crispy bacon, balsamic glaze and micro onions.
‘Ahi Poke with creamy crab sauce.