The Kealia Bowl as Served at the Hanalei Poke Food Truck in Hanalei, Hawaii, as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Season 30.
Recipe courtesy of Hanalei Poke

Kealia Poke Plate

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min (includes soaking and cooling time)
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings





Spicy Sesame Sauce:

Chile Pepper Shoyu:

Kealia Poke:


  1. For the fish: Put the fish in a bowl and toss with the salt. Keep cold.
  2. For the rice: Rinse rice 3 times, then let soak in 2 cups water for 15 minutes.
  3. Cook rice in a rice cooker.
  4. Pour vinegar in a bowl and add sugar. Mix until sugar is dissolved.
  5. Pour rice into a big bowl and carefully pour sushi vinegar over the rice, spreading it evenly on the rice. Thoroughly mix rice and vinegar, then let cool.
  6. For the salad: Chop lettuce to desired size and toss in a bowl with clover sprouts and tomatoes.
  7. For the spicy sesame sauce: Stir together sesame oil and sriracha in a bowl to taste.
  8. For the chile pepper shoyu: Stir together the soy sauce, cane sugar and Hawaiian chile peppers in a bowl.
  9. Prepare four plates with half sushi rice and half salad. Add 1/4 cup pickled ginger to each.
  10. For the Kealia poke: Add the avocado, mango, watermelon, limu, macadamias, sweet onion, green onion, red onion, inamona, crushed red pepper, basil, cilantro and mint to a large bowl. Add 3 ounces spicy sesame sauce. Add fish and mix thoroughly, but gently.
  11. Position the finished poke in the center of your prepared plates. Add 1/2 ounce chile pepper shoyu to the rice on each plate. Add 1/2 ounce ponzu to the salad on each plate.