POKE POKE AT MERMAID BEACH ON THE GOLD COAST
Ok you guys, my hunt for the best poke in Australia is officially over! Introducing to you, Poke Poke and all of its Hawaiian vibes and tropical delights. Located at Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast, Poke Poke literally serves up the best poke in the country. Seriously.
Jason and I become obsessed with poke when we were in Hawaii last year thanks to chef and rapper Action Bronson (we are obsessed with his cooking television series "Fuck, That's Delicious"). On his Hawaiian getaway episode, he went to Kahuku Superette on Oahu Island for poke; it's a favourite spot amongst locals as well as the surfers on the WSL Tour who surf Pipe on the north shore at the end of the year. We ended up finding this nondescript whole in the wall and basically had the best poke experience of our lives. Since then we have been on a quest to find equally delicious poke in Australia.
And we found it! If you get the chance to visit Poke Poke for lunch, try and head there before 12pm because it gets rammed; it's open from from 9am to 8pm Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 4pm on Sunday and it's closed on Monday. Our favourite bowl is the Tuna Me On (which you can see below) and it's a bowl piled high with sashimi grade tuna, soy and sesame, avocado, crispy shallots, pickled cabbage, edamame, onion and wasabi mayo on brown rice. It has that perfect crunchy soft texture which is so important with poke. I dare you not to say "fuck, that's delicious" when you've finished it...
WHAT: Poke Poke
WHERE: Shop 10a/2375 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, QLD 4218
WHEN: All year round