Hawaiian Ahi Shoyu Poke

Hawaii is great for a summer getaway or a scenic honeymoon, but one of the most popular attractions to the islands is it’s unique and tasty fare.  Although there are many local dishes and recipes that have made their way into the mainstream spotlight, the most original, by far, is Hawaiian Ahi Shoyu Poke.

Although the Hawaiian Ahi Poke as we know it today has been altered and modified due to the heavy influence of Asian cultures in the islands, Poke has always been a staple of the Native Hawaiian diet.  Naturally, being on an island provides the resources of the ocean, something the Hawaiians were experts at using to their advantage in a sustainable way.  “Shoyu” is the local term for what is commonly known as “soy sauce”.

In this recipe, I am going to show you how to create a local favorite, Hawaiian Ahi Shoyu Poke.

Hawaiian Smoked Meat – another local favorite!

Hawaiian Ahi Shoyu Poke Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: None


  1. 1 pound fresh Ahi (frozen works also)
  2. 1/2 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce
  3. 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  4. 3/4 cup diced white onions
  5. 1/2 cup diced green onions
  6. 1 teaspoon Toasted Sesame Seeds


    1. Cut the Ahi into 1/2 inch cubes.

    2. Dice white onions and green onions.

    3. In a small sized mixing bowl, mix together soy sauce and sesame oil.

    4. Mix together all ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl.

And that is how you make The Urban Farmer’s, Hawaiian Ahi Shoyu Poke.  Let us know how it turned out in the comments!

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