IRELAND’S food revolution is continuing with the opening of Klaw Poke on Capel Street.
Niall Sabongi, of Temple Bar’s wildly successful restaurant Klaw, has created a destination for fans of this Hawaiian dish at a time when raw and nutritious food is more in demand than ever.
Poke (pronounced Po-kay) is a raw fish salad widely served across Hawaii, which since 2012 has caught the imagination of food enthusiasts across mainland US and now Europe.
The menu offers a number of suggested Poke bowl mixes, or customers are welcome to create their own dish by choosing a base of either brown rice, quinoa, rice noodles or wild leaves, adding sauces such as house ponzu, sriracha aioli, namjim or gochujang.
There is a wide selection of toppings to finish including sunomono cucumber, nori, macadamia nut, fried onion and kimchi.
The final price of the Poke bowl is based on the diner’s choice of protein, from €8 for yellowfin tuna to €15 for lobster. They also offer Irish salmon, octopus, crab and shrimp.
Klaw Poke also serves all of the Klaw favorites with chowder, crab, Irish oysters and the famous Klaw lobster roll.
A 25-seater restaurant, Klaw Poke is an attractive addition to the Capel Street area which is enjoying a renaissance with an eclectic selection of bars, cafes and vintage and antique shops.
Inside the interior has been stripped back to bare brick, with the rear featuring the old “Walsh’s” shop sign.
For further information, see www.klaw.ie, or follow @KlawPoke on Twitter.