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In The News – EAT This Week: Sam Choy’s Ohana Diner’s Godfathers Poke Bowl

September 2, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally Published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune 8/31/2023, Written by Robert Galloway & photo credit

To try and decide each week where and what to eat in and around the basin can be a challenge – there are so many amazing choices. In this feature, we’ll dive into dishes that will surely satisfy those hunger pangs and leave you wondering where to go next.

I’m a sucker for good poke. I’ve written about multiple options that can be found around the lake in this column – each of them delicious in their own way. But, when you have a chef in Sam Choy who is often credited as the “Godfather of Poke,” you have to have certain expectations, right? Well, the expectations in this week’s feature certainly deliver.

This bowl really is a choose your own adventure when it comes to each flavor-packed bite. The carousel of components contain Namasu, endamame, lomi tomato, seaweed salad, and sitting in the center is the star of the show: shoyu or spicy poke aioli sitting atop a bed of steamed hapa rice then topped with unagi sauce, crispy won ton strips and furikake.


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