While we were just wandering the streets of Central, my husband and I came across the oddest and most wonderful thing in weeks: A poke take-out place.
Poke is a hawaiian dish. It's raw fish (tuna or salmon) mixed/tossed with other ingredients and can be eaten with rice.
Who'd of thunk that you could find a place like Pololi in Hong Kong!
I love the menu. It's so very novelty, with the ginger poke, wasabi poke…and even Hong Kong style poke.
I love the decor, which makes me feel that Aloha Spirit that I feel when I fly back to Honolulu.
Speaking of, I actually think that Pololi inspired me to paint a mural on our future apartment walls…Hawaiian living room? Tropical kitchen? Now, that's an idea!
I love how there is spam musubi available. That was THE snack when I was growing up. When we went out to the beach, we ate spam musubi. When we went out on class field trips, spam musubi was packed. When we flew inter-island, we ate spam musubi on the flight...
I love the people who work here. All of them are so nice. Just last week, for Thanksgiving, Pololi helped me pack a poke bowl in a cooler with ice, as I was transporting it over an hour back to Yuen Long. When I got to my Thanksgiving party, it was as fresh as it was when I left the shop.
I love that they have Hawaiian beers. Makes me want to support the local breweries. Actually, since a lot of my friends have connections with Hawaii, we have tested out some of these beers before. It's good to know that I can find them easily at Pololi.
I think that this was such a great place to find back in the summer. It's been open for a few months now and I feel like it has a pretty good chance of sticking around longer (finger's crossed!)!
This is definitely going to become one of my favorite lunch places in Central.