From Hawaii to Your Plate: The Poke Bowl Craze

In recent years, the culinary world has witnessed a massive surge in the popularity of one particular dish that originated from the sun-kissed shores of Hawaii – the Poke Bowl. This delightful culinary creation has taken the global food scene by storm, and at Cacao Tree in Borehamwood, we’re proud to offer our customers an authentic taste of this Hawaiian sensation. Poke is a traditional Hawaiian dish that traces its roots back to ancient times when native Hawaiians would venture out into the vast Pacific Ocean to fish. The word “poke” in Hawaiian translates to “to slice” or “cut,” which perfectly describes the essence of this dish. It typically consists of chunks of freshly caught fish, often ahi tuna or salmon, marinated in a delicious blend of soy sauce, sesame oil, green onions, and sesame seeds.

While the core components of poke remain unchanged, its presentation has evolved significantly over the years. The traditional way of serving poke was as a simple appetizer or snack, enjoyed on its own or with some steamed rice. However, as the dish made its way beyond the Hawaiian Islands, it underwent creative transformations that gave birth to the contemporary Poke Bowl we adore today. The Poke Bowl craze began in the United States in the early 2010s, spreading like wildfire across cities and suburbs alike. Its appeal lies in its health-conscious nature, with an emphasis on fresh, raw, and nutritious ingredients. At Cacao Tree in Borehamwood, we recognized the potential of this culinary sensation and introduced it to our menu, delighting our customers with a taste of Hawaii right here in the heart of England. As a reputable restaurant known for crafting delectable dishes inspired by various cuisines, we take great pride in our Poke Bowl offerings.

At Cacao Tree, you can expect a tantalizing selection of poke variations, each thoughtfully prepared to cater to diverse palates. The Poke Bowl craze has undoubtedly swept the culinary world, and at Cacao Tree in Borehamwood, we’re thrilled to be part of this vibrant trend. With our commitment to using high-quality, fresh ingredients and a dedication to providing an authentic taste of Hawaii, we invite you to indulge in the Poke Bowl phenomenon right here in our restaurant. Come join us at Cacao Tree and embark on a culinary journey from Hawaii to your plate, savouring the delightful flavours of the Poke Bowl craze that has taken the world by storm. Experience the essence of the Aloha spirit right in the heart of Borehamwood!

To ensure all guests have an exceptional dining experience, please be advised that reservations are limited to a two-hour dining period until 9 pm. We invite guests to stay longer for reservations made after 9 pm. Thank you for your understanding.