3 Everton Park, #01-79, Singapore 080003
Tel: (+65) 60944957
Hawaiian owner Lon has opened Alakai Poke in Everton Park, and he offers a different way of plating poke – instead of piling everything into bowls, poke here is placed neatly on plates (dine-in) or brown take away boxes with scoops of rice and vegetables side by side. Unlike most poke joints that pre-marinate their raw fish, Alakai only adds the sauce when you order so as not to overwhelm the flavour of the fish itself (so if you like your sauces with pow wow these are on the mild side). Flavours range from simple soya sauce to spicy Korean style mayo to the Tahitian of coconut, lime, cucumber and bell peppers. If you are having a poke party get a huge box ($19.95 – $50.95) depending on your choice of protein from tofu to cooked prawns, Ahi Tuna to Norwegian Salmon. Given this spot swings towards the traditional rather than the trendy, there’s an additional carbo scoop of potato mac salad in a mayo sauce as a side, plus a small choice of other sides from cucumber kimchi (.95 extra) to the slightly pricey Pineapple ($1.95). Choose from preset plates if you are in a rush (no substitutions but you might be able to add on ingredients to up the vegetable quota which is slightly scant, at cost). Yobo Poke Plate ($13.45) consists of Salmon, spicy k-mayo, 2 scoops of white rice, potato mac salad and cucumber kimchi while Thai Rainbow is a mix of Ahi Tuna & Salmon with spicy “Thai” sauce, potato mac, pineapple and 2 scoops rice. We really liked their desserts which change daily – this time it was a coffee coconut blancmange style dessert and to drink something other than the usual Coconut water, is their Hawaiian Plantation Pineapple Ice Tea ($3.95) or the Passion-Mandarin Nectar ($4.95).