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You Need To Try This Deadly New Food Market Stall In Dublin Today

By Alana Laverty

May 21, 2017 at 3:46pm


Pronounced poh-kay, poké originates from Hawaii where the raw fish salad is traditionally served as an appetiser.

It became a huge healthy food trend in the likes of L.A., New York and London in recent years.

And now it's taking Dublin by storm.

The likes of CoCu and Third Space have been quick to add it to their menus. 

While our friends at Klaw in Temple Bar have gone one step further and opened Dublin's first poké bar on Capel Street this weekend. 

Another group of pokéntrepreneurs have absolutely nailed this beaut dish and are serving it fresh at markets around the city weekly. 

Say aloha to Shaka Poké

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Run by two very passionate lads, Jamie and Dave, Shaka Poké serves up some of the best we've tasted. 

They originally fell in love with poké in L.A. a few years ago. 

Since then they've tasted it across the world in the likes of New York, London and Amsterdam and have become quite the connoisseurs. 

Today you can find them in Herbert Park, Ballsbridge from 11am. Get there quick before it's all gone. 

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Their poké bowls are made using either tuna or salmon. 

But not just any old fillet 'o' fish. 

We're talking the highest quality sashimi grade yellowfin ahi tuna and sushi grade organic salmon. We're talking melt in your mouth delish. 

The fish is cubed, marinated and chilled before serving - the salmon in a tasty kimchi and the tuna with sesame, soy and some other secret ingredients. 

They start buildin' yo bowl by packing the base with warm, fresh rice and drizzle it with some soy to get the party started. 

Then you can choose from a massive range of toppings, obvo choose from salmon or tuna first then add the likes of:

  • Edamame 
  • Wakame salad
  • Pineapple
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Corn
  • Red cabbage
  • Crispy shallots 
  • Mango 
  • Avocado
  • Red chillis
  • Coriander
  • Spring onion 
  • Soy/ponzu/Frank's hot sauce/sriracha mayo/wasabi mayo/spicy honey aioli sauces on top to finish things off

All prepped to your exact specifications right in front of your eyes. 

Doesn't get fresher than that. 

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The bowls were packed with flavour when we tried them during the week. Nice and filling yet super healthy. 

The tuna is out of this world! So delish. 

Also, note that the fish is nice and chilled when popped on top of your bowl - in case there are any sceptics out there questioning raw fish at a market stall, it's as fresh as fresh could be. 

A regular bowl is €9 and a large is €12 (both are very generous sizes). 

Here's where and when you can find the lads:

  • Thursday - Fitzwilliam Square market 
  • Friday - Percy Place canal market 
  • Sunday - Herbert Park market 

You can also find them at the Dún Laoghaire International Harbour Food Festival over June 4 and 5. 

They'll also be in Phoenix Park for the 'June Party in the Park' in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. 

They're are also available for private events and catering - get onto their Facebook if this is your vibe. 

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