Fried ahi poke, two scoops. Hapai rock, Kahului.
My friends on have been telling me to come here if I wanted some good, Maui catch. Just a few blocks from the airport, Danny Kalahiki is getting his fish the night before from his network of local fisherman.
Just a few blocks from Kahului airport, the Like Poke? food truck was the perfect ending to a beautiful Maui trip of friends, food and a sexy Kihei fling.
The fried ahi poke was a garlicky, salty, sweet combo served with two scoops. The ahi katsu was golden, crispy, cooked medium well. All plates are $10. Along with daily specials, customers can decide what ingredients they want in their made-to-order poke. Kalahiki told me he was drying some poke for the following day’s special. Catch um next time.
Kalahiki said that mahi and ono are pretty much always available, but the ahi doesn’t always bite. And when he doesn’t have tuna, he doesn’t go elsewhere. There’s something admirable about that – a food truck owner who refuses to serve nothing but local.
A fitting meal knowing that the fish was Maui’s and it may be a while before I return home.