If you haven’t heard of poke yet—the Hawaiian dish of cubed raw fish, soy sauce, and sesame oil—chances are you’ve been living under a volcanic rock. Pete Balodimas goes tastefully simple with his take on the trend: a duo of Thai cilantro salmon and ginger-soy tuna with tortilla chips and smashed avocado ($14).
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