• paizleysun says:

        April 14, 2016 at 3:34 pm

        Btw, this spicy poke recipe is not original. You can find it verbatim a lot but I couldn’t find the recipe creator.

        • tworedbowls says:

          April 14, 2016 at 5:12 pm

          Hi paizleysun! That’s because the creator is me! I was surprised to see what you wrote, and even more surprised just now to Google and find that verbatim versions of my recipe do appear to be online elsewhere, because I wrote the instructions myself almost three years ago, down to using my hands to mix (and very professional smiley faces) and adding notes to the shoyu version about what my mother-in-law likes to add. Of course, tons of other spicy ahi poke recipes use the same ingredients as I do, especially since it’s a very simple recipe, so I’m sure other versions similar to mine existed long before I published this one. But I think you’ll see that any verbatim versions, as sad as it is to see them out there, were published after this one. Thanks so much for calling this to my attention, and for answering the question about sambal!

      • tworedbowls says:

        April 14, 2016 at 5:14 pm

        Hi Danny, sorry I didn’t clarify — the sambal is pictured because I was experimenting with different hot sauces at the time. You can certainly try it, but I ended up preferring the poke with Sriracha, as written. Thanks so much for your question!

  1. KealaKupono Scott says:

    July 27, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    eh, howzit. So I just moved to San Antonio, Texas for college right after I graduated in Hawaii and a Spicy Ahi Poke Bowl was my favorite kine lunch everyday. Then when I moved, couldn’t find anything like it anywhere so I personally say Mahalo Nui Loa for sharing this recipe, tastes ono!

    • says:

      July 28, 2013 at 1:18 am

      Thank you so much for commenting!! I’m so glad you liked it! I could definitely eat this every day too. (And yes, I bet San Antonio must be a pretty big change in food from Hawaii!)

    • Anonymous says:

      January 1, 2016 at 12:13 am

      Soooooo ono! Living in San Antonio, Texas, born and raised on Maui. My son and I are in heaven right now. Thank you.

  2. says:

    August 13, 2013 at 3:19 am

    Wow this looks delicious! Been searching for a good poke recipe, after trying it in hawaii a couple years back. I miss foodland poke – so good! Definitely trying this, thanks so much for posting!

    • says:

      August 13, 2013 at 3:33 am

      Thank you so much!! We thought it was, if not an exact replica of Foodland poke, at least good enough to satisfy the craving while we’re away. That’s better than nothing right? πŸ™‚ I’d love to hear how it goes if you try it (and if you discover any additional twists!)

  3. says:

    October 30, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I was shopping around my local H Mart and picked up a pack of mixed, diced sashimi ($10/lb). Googled how to make spicy ahi poke and your blog came up! Thanks for this recipe! I didn’t realize how simple it was and tasted as close to Foodland’s spicy ahi poke as it could get. I saw that you were from Brooklyn on your twitter. Have you tried Onomea in Williamsburg yet? They just opened and are supposed to have some bomb poke!

    • says:

      October 30, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      Oh my gosh you just made my day!! I still feel very new to blogging and am always surprised and gratified that people have tried my recipes out themselves, let alone enjoyed it. It feels crazy and a little reckless to be telling people how to cook their food so I’m relieved you liked it πŸ™‚ Janine at the quiet baker (above) made this recipe with Japanese mayo and said it was very good, so you might consider trying that!! Her recipe is here. And THANKS for the recommendation! I’ve not tried Onomea (I’m in Brooklyn Heights, so a ways away from cool BK πŸ˜‰ ) but next time I’m in the area I’ll definitely give it a shot. Are you in NYC / from HI? Thanks so so much for your awesome comment!

    • says:

      November 5, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      Aww I hope it is as successful at bringing a bit of Hawaii to you as it was for me. I miss it so much too. Hopefully we can both go back soon! πŸ™‚ thank you for your lovely comment!

  4. says:

    November 17, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Thank you for this recipe. We are just home (in Canada) after two weeks in Hawaii. Once I found Poke, I think I had it every day for the rest of our trip! We stayed right near a foodland, and was so suprised at how good their ready made food was. The grocery stores here have a long way to go. I can’t wait to make this!


    • tworedbowls says:

      November 17, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      Pauline, thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment! I totally agree — it’s really so impressive what Foodland does with their poke! When a supermarket can beat out the restaurants who are 100% devoted to serving up food, you know they’re doing it right. Hope that you enjoy this if you end up making it, and hope you had a fantastic time in Hawaii! I miss it every day. πŸ™‚

  5. Anonymous says:

    November 17, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Each trip to Kauai (including last month), starts with a trip to Foodland and the poke counter. I bought ahi at my mainland Costco yesterday, and was delighted to find your recipes for our two favorite versions and how simple they are. A quick side trip to a brand-new H-Mart nearby for sriracha (thanks for the label photo), and we had poke for dinner. Perfect! Thank you!

    • tworedbowls says:

      November 18, 2013 at 10:49 am

      Oh my goodness, thank you so much for this wonderful comment! I’m so thrilled you made this and liked it — it’s one of the most rewarding things about blogging. And I love that Foodland poke is your first stop on the island!! Bowl #2’s mom knows how much I love it and usually has it ready in the fridge by the time we get home from the airport, too πŸ™‚ Oh, and lucky you to have an H-mart so nearby!! I heard there’s some legal trouble with the Sriracha factory lately so I’m also glad that you got your hands on some πŸ™‚ Thanks again for your lovely comment and so glad you enjoyed the poke.

  6. says:

    November 30, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Just for the record, Foodland Spicy Ahi Poke (my favorite at times) uses Louisiana Hot Sauce and NOT Sriracha. Pink fish eggs or masago are it’s crowning glory and not same without it. I live on Maui, if not able to be here, do your best to enjoy what you have, then return to Maui for the real deal. Foodland poke is some of the best! A Hui Hou!

    • tworedbowls says:

      November 30, 2013 at 8:52 am

      Oh, thanks so much for the inside tips! πŸ™‚ I’ll definitely have to try this again with Louisiana Hot Sauce now that I know what the real deal is. Thanks for looking out!

      • says:

        December 3, 2013 at 10:12 pm

        I stand corrected. . . It was Shawna that told me that Lousiana Hot Sauce is used. Stopped by there today and Darren (??) showed me the Sriracha that he uses. Perhaps they each have their own recipe! Always ono-licious!

        • says:

          December 15, 2013 at 11:37 pm

          Aloha again, Darrell did admit that Shawna prolly does use Louisiana Hot Sause, says it is a bit spicier and would kick it up a notch. Shawna now at Pukalani Foodland, so will ask her when up there again. Either way, always ono!

        • tworedbowls says:

          December 16, 2013 at 4:13 pm

          Very interesting! That might explain why the poke is spicier some days than others. I always like it on the spicy side, so will definitely want to try it again with Louisiana Hot Sauce and see if that makes a difference. Thanks for keeping me updated.

    • tworedbowls says:

      February 15, 2014 at 11:41 pm

      This is my idea of the perfect Valentine’s dinner!! Such a unique idea to add carrots — I would have never thought. Thank you SO much for your awesome comment and for sharing this with me! I’m so touched and honored that you’d make my recipes for a special occasion. πŸ™‚

  7. says:

    February 15, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    I live on Maui and Foodland Spicy Ahi is my favorite. I have never had it with carrots added, although a great idea. Each Foodland makes it’s own poke fresh daily and the last batch from Kihei store had very little hot sauce ( some use Louisiana Hot Sauce and some use Suracha), no onions and too much masago, so am guessing that someone without the recipe is making it. My go to comfort food for a quick lunch is Spicy Ahi Poke on toasted whole wheat bagel with sliced cucumbers on top and eaten open face. A new poke they are offering is called Poke w/Sea Asparagus (seaweed locally known as rat’s foot) that is very spicy and tasty!

    • says:

      April 8, 2015 at 5:08 am

      I’m in Hilo, and my daughter says Sack N Save (same owner as Foodland) has the best spicy ahi poke. They must be doing something right.

  8. Chris says:

    February 15, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Me and my wife were in maui in October and fell in love with poke from foodland. This tastes exactly how I remeber it tasting. Great job and thanks for the recipe.


    • tworedbowls says:

      February 15, 2014 at 11:42 pm

      This is so wonderful to read. Thank you so much for your kind words and so happy that you were able to recreate the poke you remembered! πŸ™‚

  9. Kristina says:

    August 30, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Just found your website when I was searching for poke recipes….love your blog! Your recipes are definitely the types of foods I love to eat. I want to make this for my husband’s birthday and surprise him. We are both from Hawaii and living in Pennsylvania now, so he’s gonna love it!! Btw, I think I have the same red bowls as you do! πŸ™‚

  10. says:

    November 18, 2014 at 12:43 am

    I’m from Europe and when I first came to the US (Hawai’i) 14 years ago, I was shocked about the low quality of American mayonnaise. But then I discovered that, at least here in Honolulu, you can buy Japanese mayonnaise which is just as good as the European one. So by all means use Japanse mayonnaise in order not to spoil this otherwise excellent recipe (my son’s favourite). Try using ABC chilli sauce instead of Sriracha. You get it at the Asian grocery on Beretania.

  11. Anonymous says:

    May 22, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    How do you keep the tuna pink? Once we added all the ingredients the tuna looked light brown. Not very appetizing.

  12. says:

    August 28, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    i’m so glad i came across your blog. I’m a big fan of Hawaii food ever since I visited it in 2012. I can’t wait to try this recipe out! I love poke! πŸ™‚

  13. Maxine says:

    January 3, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Just got back from two weeks in Maui and one of our first discoveries was the Poki at Foodland. I thought the spicy one mentioned here was on of the best. Now I have an event for 300 guests and am thinking of making Poki as one of the dishes to go along with the Kailua Pork.

  14. Tish says:

    November 16, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I tried this recipe today to surprise my bf who misses living in HI. It is sooo good. My grocery store had Japanese mayo at the sushi bar, so I used that. Only other variation was the addition of a teeny sprinkle of sea salt and red pepper flakes because I love heat. Next time I’ll try adding the white onions for fun. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe – it’s going in my weekly menu lineup. :))

  15. says:

    January 8, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Aloha! Onolicious! Broke da mouth! I am in Oahu eating Foodland spicy Ahi Poke as I type this comment. I googled the recipe and found you! Aznuts! I’m just a pale skinned haole visiting from Portland, but when I go home I’m making this. Da kine I like. Mahalo!

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