In a city that is increasingly reliant on concepts and celebrity chefs, it is refreshing to eat food that just tastes damn great. And that's always the case with the Hawaiian poke bowls at Pololi, which were the first of their kind in Hong Kong. Mahalo, in all it's intuitive glory, noted this and chose to host the Polynesian favourite at lunch times. As of now, Pololi's poké bowls are available at Mahalo Tiki Lounge.
If you’re feeling “Pololi” (the Hawaiian word for hungry), pop over to Mahalo Tiki Lounge at the top floor of QRE Plaza in Wan Chai for some Hawaiian-Polynesian flair. The exotic Tiki bar is bringing fresh seafood in the form of the Hawaiian favourite to Wanchai, with sashimi grade fish prepared with a fusion of Japanese and Polynesian elements such as ginger, shoyu and avocado.
Mahalo is bringing three incarnations of the healthy dish to its Tiki tables during the week, and diners can get a poké bowl, salad and freshly-made tropical bev for $120. The choices include a salmon and avocado California Roll Poké, a Spicy Thai Poké (made with tuna, fresh chili and lemongrass) and a Wasabi Miso Poké, all of which are exclusive to Mahalo Tiki Lounge.
For those in the mood for something a little stronger, we suggest making your way around Mahalo’s treasure map of Tiki cocktails. The cleverly constructed menu consists of over 50 different Polynesian-inspired liquids; popular choices include the Kaizoku (a mix of New Grove oak aged rum, wasabi and yuzu paste, pineapple juice and more at $120) and the Holo Holo Volcano ($120), a rum-based sharing cocktail topped with basil leaves, rhubarb bitters, pineapple juice and Absinthe.
29F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queens Road East, Wan Chai
Tel. 2488 8750
Hours: Mon - Thurs 12pm - 2am, Fri: 12pm - 3am, Sat: 6pm - 3am, Sun: 4pm - 12am