(Posted this in “Is poke a fad?” But then thought it deserved a separate topic:
A new poke shop opened near me that is getting mostly great reviews and is highly recommended by old neighbors of ours who live closer to it and know good food. I’m going to try it soon, but have been reading that it is “new poke”. They serve basic fish, as in plain and unseasoned, on rice or greens but the fish is not marinated. Instead they serve it cafeteria (or Chipotle) style and you get to choose from a large number of toppings and sides. I though that traditional poke was always marinated and wonder how this style of service will affect flavor. Is this “new world” poke or just a different interpretation? Any thoughts from poke experts?