Friday, December 30, 2011

Alicia's Market

Alicia's Market is located on Mokauea St. in Honolulu, Hawaii. In the back of this market lies a food counter to get some plate lunches and poke.

A bunch of people in line for the plate lunches!
The meat portion of their menu

Menu (December 2011)
Luckily I had my dad drop me off in front of the building; otherwise, parking woulda been a problem. I walked in around 11:30 a.m. on a Friday, and there were already at least a dozen people in line waiting to order their food. I realized they have various meats to choose from, plus various styles of poke (from fish to imitation crab to mussels). The most popular order seemed to be the #2 a "surf and turf" meat/poke combination plate.

I just went with a half-pound of the Wasabi Masago Ahi Poke ($13.95/lb), paying roughly $7.25.

Wasabi Masago Ahi Poke
(Alicia's Market)
I loved the fresh ahi cubes here. The healthy dose of masago (capelin roe -- yeah, that's small orange fish eggs) provided a nice crunch for some texture contrast. No fishy smell, an excellent sign of freshness. The wasabi was barely noticeable, which may please some people, but I coulda used a bunch more. Call me a glutton for punishment, but I love that burning sensation in the nasal passages from wasabi overload. If you check out Alicia's Market, get there early to beat the lunch rush! 7.75/10

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