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Da Pokeman in Wahiawa – Best Ahi Limu Poke Shop Tucked Away in Wahiawa – Serving Up True Ohana Style Fresh Hawaiian Poke

Without a doubt, Poke is a staple in the diet of 85% of the residence of Hawaii.  What is Poke you say?  Poke is a raw-fish salad made with different types of fresh fish with  local spices and other ocean delicacies.  All over the state there are plenty places to buy Poke.  In the mellow town of Wahiawa, there is a place so well-known for their poke, it’s even a stop for small tourist shuttles as they make their way towards the North Shore.  This place is called Da Pokeman Fish Market.

Walk into the Da Pokeman and you know that it’s a family run shop just by the greeting you get. The place is shop-style small but huge with choices of Poke and other Hawaiian style foods like Laulau, Kalua Pig, Chicken Long Rice, Squid Luau, Lomi Salmon and yes, Poi!  The place is constant with customers and caters to party planners with party-size trays  and for lunch, they have 5 different plate lunch combos to choose from.

In most cases, when you walk into Da Pokeman, the owner William Alana is right there to serve up some Aloha with his Poke.  As the place gets packed, you see aunties and uncles pop in to help out William.  Eager to help you with the right choice, he immediately offers samples of his Poke.  And when I say “his”, he also makes the Poke right there on premise with his family.

For me, I’m a freak for Kimchee styled Poke.  After talking to William for a while, right before I left, he showed me the classic Aloha and offered me a “small” bit of his Ahi Kimchee and it was the best-est!  🙂  But don’t take my word for it, check out their Yelp! comments – pretty stellar with a 4.5 average.

When you drive through Wahiawa town on Kamehameha Hwy, stop by and just sample some of central Hawaii’s best fresh made Poke – Da Pokeman Fish Market.  It’s a great stop before you spend the rest of your day on the North Shore; Poke packed to go!

Surfing the Nations in Wahiawa, Charity Starts At Home

You know, community volunteers just don’t get enough props when they give.  This morning I was driving back home through Wahiawa and I saw dozens of people cleaning up graffiti from street polls.  Man did that put a smile on my face.  So I rolled down my window and asked what organization they were from and heard a proud young girl say “Surfing the Nations” as she pointed to the location…..right there in Wahiawa.

For me, when organizations reach out withing their communities it fortifies my total cries that charity starts at home…….in this case their own backyard.  When others see that you care, it broadens the circle of awareness of others.  This is not much of a post but I wanted to just say than you Surfing The Nations for what you’re doing for our community. 

If you come by this post and live in Wahiawa and you drive by Surfing The Nations headquarters, throw a thank-you “shaka”.

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