Shoyu Ahi Poke

Poke is a popular dish in Hawaii, but it is very difficult to find great poke on the mainland. If you are craving this local dish (like I always am!) here’s a great recipe to get you started. I generally eat poke simply with a side of rice (and maybe a few pieces of roasted nori). Even though it might be a little more expensive, purchase a quality piece of sushi-grade ahi. Usually, I can find great ahi at Asian markets, where you can also find the rest of the ingredients as well!



  • 1 lb fresh ahi (sashimi grade), cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce (aka “shoyu”)
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp ground ginger (or fresh, grated, if you have it)
  • ½ tbsp minced garlic
  • ¼ cup green onions, chopped
  • ⅓ cup sweet yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • Pairing Suggestion: warm, cooked white rice


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic.
  2. Add the green and yellow onions and stir until coated
  3. Gently toss the shoyu mixture in a medium sized bowl until the ahi is completely coated. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
  4. Serve over rice or as a side dish.



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