Traveling is awesome don’t you think? It has so many advantages. Though one of the things why I love it most is because you get to taste so many different flavours, meals and things in general. With this series of “The Taste of Traveling” I want to take you on a journey of tastes around the world. And today I am going to take you on vacation to Hawaii. Are you excited?

Okay, let’s get started.

During my three weeks on Oahu, I got to eat the local and traditional Poke. And I loved it.

I’m very into fish and seafood anyway so this was something I just had to try.

I’ve heard a lot about the traditional Hawaiian dish so I was really excited to get a taste.

When I got there I immediately asked around where I could get the best Poke.

I was right away impressed by its exotic flavour and huge range of different kinds. There are so many ways to prepare Poke; you’ll never get bored. I felt in love with it. It was my absolute favourite meal at that time and I had it almost every day. For that matter, I was able to try all different flavours and it was absolutely clear to me, I had to make it myself at home because I gonna miss that so bad.

That’s what I did then. It took me a while but as though my cravings where so bad I didn’t give up.

At first, I made the traditional Ahi Poke. After this turned out very well, I experimented with other ingredients, to get different flavours.

Finally, after almost a year I can present you my two favourite Poke-at-Home recipes. Of cause, nothing is as good as local Hawaiian Poke. After all they have done it since ages and the tuna is way fresher.

However, the two recipes I’m sharing with you today are also very delicious and a good way to experience some Hawaiian lifestyle at home.

Although you should definitely go there some day and try the real Hawaiian Poke. I bet you’ll love it, especially if you like fish a lot, like I do.

Well, enough talking. Let’s get cooking!

Tara’s Ahi Poke

Prep: 10 minutes • Rest: 2 hours • Total: 2 hours 10 • Difficulty: Medium • Servings: 1


100g fresh, raw tuna

1 spring onion

½ an onion

½ a clove of garlic

Sprinkle of nut mung

2 Tbs. soy sauce

Sprinkle of chili powder

1 Tbs. sesame oil

Sprinkle of sesame seeds


1.Cut tuna in small pieces. Cut onions, spring onions and garlic as well.

2. Now put everything in a bowl. Add spices and soy sauce and stir well.

3. Finally, wrap it with some cling film and put it in the fridge for at least 2 hours. You can easily leave it in there until the next day. The longer it stands, the more flavour it gets.

Serve with roasted vegetables, rice or potatoes.

Now let’s get to the second one. This is also inspired by a flavour I got to taste in Hawaii though it has no cream in it, what makes it much healthier and in addition it’s not that heavy so it might even fit better to hot days.

Poke a la Tomato

Prep: 10 minutes • Rest: 2 hours • Total: 2 hours 10 • Difficulty: Medium • Servings: 1


100g fresh, raw tuna

1 spring onion

1 onion

Salt and pepper

Sprinkle of chili powder

Sprinkle of capsicum spices

1 clove of garlic

2 Tbs. tomato paste

Sprinkle of mixed herbs

Juice of half a lemon

A few pieces of avocado

Sprinkle of chives


The method is kind of the same as the one above.

If you like, you can also add some fresh tomatoes to get some extra flavour and a few junks of avocado for some healthy fats.


Well that’s it for now. Those are my two most favourite at home Poke-recipes. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do and if you’ve got some ideas yourself, I’m always excited to get to know them.

Hopefully I could bring some Hawaiian spirit to your home and it was a pleasure to share some of my delicious recipes with you again. I’d also love to see some pictures in case you try it. So if you want you can either send them to me via E-Mail or share with me on Instagram and Facebook.

Also, if you liked this recipe and want to share it with someone, feel free to do so.

In addition, stay tuned until the next “episode” of the “Taste of Travelling” and meanwhile check out my latest recipes.

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