Events


I Love Poke SD 2017 Quick Results

Posted by Neens on May 24, 2017

I Love Poke San Diego 2017 was a night to remember.  We will give you a full recap soon, but for now let’s just take a moment to give it up to the chefs who took home some wood.  Congratulations to our friends below! 1st Place – ILNLYF Foods 2nd Place – Bali Hai Restaurant…

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We Want Poke Right Meow

Posted by Neens on March 24, 2017

For those of you in San Diego that are familiar with Love Boat Sushi or Blue Ocean Robata comes the newest member of the family, “Pokewan”.  I can always appreciate a good story, especially when it’s told with cute Asian style, Totoro-esq, Sanrio-ish characters.  The name Pokewan was inspired by Pokemon and speaks of the…

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Delicious, Interviews


Manila’s Chef JP Anglo of Sarsa Kitchen Shares a Kinilaw Recipe

Posted by Neens on February 6, 2017

Chef Jayps on a surf check.  The waves were perfect on his last Cali day, but he chose to do this interview and share a recipe with us instead.  Thanks, Jayps! Growing up as a Filipino-American in California, I would get my fix of traditional Filipino dishes when eating at grandma’s house, but we didn’t…

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Irie loves, Koko Head Cafe

Posted by Neens on September 19, 2016

Our first DOCYUMENTARY, Ono Yum follows Hawaiian recording artist Irie Love as she visits one of her favorite hometown spots, Koko Head Cafe. Run by renowned chef Lee Anne Wong, the cafe attracts both locals and tourists alike — boasting some of the best eats on the south shore of Oahu.  Learn more about Irie’s…

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I Love Poke San Diego 2016 Results – SOAR to the Top

Posted by Neens on May 25, 2016

Late night (early morning) rant from a tired (but happy) event curator… I Love Poke San Diego 2016 was magical.  Don’t think of a food festival.  Think of a family gathering, where near 35 families all chipped in and brought food for everyone to share.  Korean BBQ cheese melts, sliders, ube toffee!!!!, ice cream macarons,…

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Pacific Catch: Thirteen Years of Poke

Posted by Neens on March 14, 2016

To no surprise, Poke is a trending food these days.  Unfortunately, when things “trend” they tend to lose a lot from it’s original form.  Quantity takes over quality and people are racing to turn more bowls into bucks.  So let’s skip the trend for a moment and focus on Pacific Catch, a Westcoast Fish House…

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Poke Australia

Posted by Neens on February 4, 2016

AUSTRALIA’S FIRST POKE SHOP In 2009 Ono Yum saw the need for poke on the mainland, so we started the I Love Poke Festival.  Going into our 7th year, it’s been nothing but amazing fun and memories that we will keep forever in our tummies.  We’ve also witnessed the humble dish that is poke become…

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Behind the Chef Coat


Chef Keoni Simmons

Posted by Neens on May 13, 2015

We appreciate and delight in the food, but what’s cooking beyond the dish? In a new series, Ono Yum steps out of the kitchen and gets a peek at the man behind the chef coat. To kick us off, meet Chef Keoni Simmons of Sushi on a Roll.

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