Once upon a time I felt the same way about any prepared dish with raw fish or meats. When done properly with quality ingredients amazing tastes and textures. Not to mention much healthier and full of nutrients than over cooked over processed foods. Poke can be very good. Try some by Master Polynesian Chef Sam Choy some time. His restaurants are fantastic. (Also have a couple of his cookbooks:-) To each their own. I refuse to be confined to the boring ho-hum generic tastes offered the masses. Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc: http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before. From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Leo Zick Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 7:14 AM from definition alone, id like to borrow your score sheet. From: Barry Luterman [mailto:lutermanb001] Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 11:36 PM Pronounced Po-kay. of course what MiKe neglected to say is that all that fish is raw mixed with seaweed and vinegar. On my personal score sheet it ranks above Poi and somewhat below Folgers.
I love sushi, I see no reason to turn fish into a pickle though
In the Philippines we would sometimes have Kinilaw - raw fish, cleaned and cubed, with rice vinegar, oil, onions, peppers and spices - incredibly yummy! The next day it may put you in the hospital... I have had both experiences! Brett On 1/11/07, Leo Zick wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. coworker is leaving for there in a couple weeks. i told him to bring me back some ox tail and peanut butter From: Brett Mason [mailto:homeroast] Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 11:03 AM To: homeroast Subject: Re: OT RE: +Poke In the Philippines we would sometimes have Kinilaw - raw fish, cleaned and cubed, with rice vinegar, oil, onions, peppers and spices - incredibly yummy! The next day it may put you in the hospital... I have had both experiences! Brett On 1/11/07, Leo Zick wrote: I love sushi, I see no reason to turn fish into a pickle though
Could this be a case of "contempt without investigation"? And assuming poke tastes like pickled fish rather than a delightful balance and play of flavors and textures? Such has not been the case in my experience. Here's a little blurb titled "About Poke" from the Poke Festival Contest Website: "This fresh Island favorite takes on many colors and flavors as it is adopted by seafood lovers around the world. Poke (po-keh) is a Hawaiian word meaning to slice or cut, and poke as a food is traditionally bite-sized pieces of raw, fresh fish mixed with seaweed and kukui nut relish. Usually served as a snack, appetizer or lunch, homemade poke is usually flavored with salt, seaweed, soy sauce and vinegar. Today, Poke Chefs incorporate a world of ingredients: Hawaiian fish and seafood, seeds, herbs, spices, nuts, marinades, tofu, fruits, vegetables and seasonings. There is no stopping the new attitude of "Hawaii's Soul Food"." Once again to each their own. Not Daring to try new culinary adventures just seems so boring to me. miKe <Snip>
Didn't you know the acid in the vinegar "cooks" the fish?
Failing to see dry humor seems boring to me. I eat most anything
Ya.. Or in italy - lemon juice
Almost Anything? The Kopi Luwak also makes a non-coffee product... On 1/11/07, Leo Zick wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. almost... ! :) From: Brett Mason [mailto:homeroast] Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 11:27 AM To: homeroast Subject: Re: OT RE: +Poke Almost Anything? The Kopi Luwak also makes a non-coffee product... On 1/11/07, Leo Zick wrote: Failing to see dry humor seems boring to me. I eat most anything
Touché'. No offense intended. But when the previous portion of the = thread disparaging poke had been (or seemed) serious and your comment though = meant in dry humor gave no indication it was such who knew. Guess that's why = many end statements meant to be satirical or ironic etc with some form of indicator like a smiley. miKe <Snip>
Lol.. Its all good. It does sound gross though
We sometimes have Seviche in local Latin restaurants. Is Poke that different? On 1/11/07, miKe mcKoffee wrote: <Snip> ad <Snip> -- MichaelB
I've never had Poke, and although I enjoyed sushi many years ago when I was fortunate to visit Tokyo (when I was young, single, and actually had money!), I only eat the veggie variety today (my son absolutely loves it, though). And while I do agree that raw foods (of the fruit & veggie varieties) are much healthier for us, good cooked food - REALLY good, that is - is delish. Problem is there are many poor cooks out there (as w/roasted coffee), and the quality of the ingredients used plays a big part in that... that's one of the reasons I prefer to cook my own food. I applaud your individuality - as for me, I'll pass on the raw fish & meat. But I would would totally enjoy that lobster mentioned in that luau list! Mmm - love lobster (even though it wouldn't be AUTHENTIC New England lobster, of course ; > }) Lynne