Not Quite What I Thought!

Holiday in Hawaii #8

I’ve never eaten fish tacos. I’ve eaten fish and I’ve eaten tacos, but never together. We had lunch at Leilani’s on the Beach and Marsha, Connie and Darrell all had fish tacos. They looked delicious.


I was tempted to stop at this Fish Taco Van, but it wasn’t the right time of day.


So when we had dinner at The Hula Grill in Lahaina I decided to try the Poke fish tacos. They sounded great on the menu – fresh ahi (tuna)Β  served with shoyu, maui onions, chili flakes, avocado and wasabi aioli. When the tacos came to the table they looked very pretty.


It was only when I took my first mouthful that I realised the fish was raw! I didn’t know Poke meant raw!!

I ate two tacos but I couldn’t face any more raw tuna, so I removed it from the third taco and ate the rest. The avocado was excellent!

It was just as well I didn’t eat all my dinner because I needed room for dessert; an enormous serve of Hula Pie – crunchy chocolate crust and rich coconut ice cream, topped with chocolate ice cream, chocolate syrup, toasted macadamias and a mountain of whipped cream.

It wasn’t difficult to eat all of my pie.

Now you see it…


Now you don’t…



What word would you use to describe my state of mind during this meal?

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ State of Mind

Marsha didn’t enjoy the Poke tacos either!


37 thoughts on “Not Quite What I Thought!

  1. I feel so bad about letting you down…not about the Poke, that was funny….but I completely forgot about malasadas. Connie and I should have picked up some for dessert.

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  2. I don’t mind raw fish – the kind that is marinated in lemon juice, so in a way it isn’t raw – but fish tacos I’m plain not sure about. The dessert minus the cream for me too – maybe a bit of yoghurt …. πŸ™‚ Isn’t it great having your palate extended a bit though, even if its not that palatable……

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  3. I have to say, tuna is probably my least favourite raw fish! I’m very impressed you ate two, and shall remember the word “poke” for the rest of my life!

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  4. I may have given the tacos a miss altogether, but not so much because of the raw tuna, but because they sounded a bit hot (chili flakes and wasabi ring warning bells in my head). The Hula Pie however is another matter, being made from of some of my most favourite ingredients – coconut ice cream, chocolate ice cream, macadamia nuts… Heaven. I think the words to describe your state of mind during this meal would be nervous then blissful. ,

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