Da Hawaiian Poke Company Participates in Manoa Elementary School “Festival of Music & Fair”

On Friday, May 13, 2016, Da Hawaiian Poke Company participated in the Manoa Elementary School “Festival of Music & Fair.” The annual event raises money to support educational activities for Manoa elementary school students.

Sold at the event was “The Friends of Mycah” bowl comprised of spicy ahi poke, sweet chili sauce, furikake and tempura chips on a bed of sushi rice. Over $500 was raised on Mycah Muranaka’s behalf from bowl sales at the fair.  Also for sale was the every popular smoke ahi dip, which is made fresh daily, from smoked Ahi, and is the perfect item for sharing with family and friends. 

Da Hawaiian Poke Company Helps Raise Funds for Mae Mae Elementary School and also a Former Mae Mae Alumni Suffering from Surfer’s Myelopathy

Da Hawaiian Poke Company was in full force on Friday, May 6, 2016, at the Mae Mae School fundraiser to help raise funds for the school, while also raising funds to help one of its alumni, Mycah Muranaka, who is suffering from Surfer’s Myelopathy.

A special poke bowl, called “The Friends of Mycah bowl” containing spicy ahi poke, sweet chili sauce, furikake and tempura chips on a bed of sushi rice was sold at the Mae Mae event raising more than $600 to help Mycah and his family with their medical expenses. 

Mycah, who is just 20 years young, was diagnosed with surfer’s myelopathy in January after a morning surf session with his family and the teachers and students of Mae Mae elementary have made it their mission to tell his story and help him as much as they can.

See the story on the Mae Mae broadcast program page:  http://maemaebroadcast.weebly.com/mycah-fundraiser.html

KITV also did a story on Mycah:

And the Honolulu Star-Advertiser also is bringing more attention to the condition that Mycah is suffering from.

The Friends of Mycah bowl will be sold throughout the month of May to continue to raise funds to assist the family with their medical expenses.

Da Hawaiian Poke Company to Support Central Union Church Preschool & Kindergarten Annual Fundraiser Dazzle

Da Hawaiian Poke Company participated as one of 20 restaurants to support the annual fundraising dinner known as Dazzle, in support of the educational programs of Central Union Church Preschool & Kindergarten.  Dazzle, which is in its 15th year, was held at the Sheraton Waikiki on April 22.

The event was a fabulous celebration of spectacular wines and cuisine prepared by Honolulu’s most talented chefs, including our own Mark Oyama. More than 800 guests sampled custom dishes from each of the restaurants and enjoyed entertainment, and a silent and live auction filled with treasures.

Originally started by Chef D.K. Kodama, the event has raised more than a million dollars over the years to support the five E’s. Economic Diversity (need-based scholarships), Education (professional development for teachers), Environment (improving the inside and out of the campus), Events and Endowments. Da Hawaiian Poke Company is pleased to be a part of the celebration that helps Central Union Preschool and Kindergarten in its mission. 

Ukulele Virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro Partners with Da Hawaiian Poke Company to Make Music for the Students of Kalihi Kai Elementary

Da Hawaiian Poke Company is committed to supporting Hawaii’s community in ways that contribute to a better society. This past December, we were fortunate to forge a partnership with famed ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, who created his own specialty poke bowl that was sold in December to raise funds for the Kalihi Kai Elementary music program.

Kalihi Kai elementary school received the $3,000 donation as a special presentation where Jake performed for the students before presenting the check to the delight of the school.

Although not officially on the menu, the Jake Shimabukuro bowl, comprised of spicy Ahi with Wasabi tobiko, green onions, kabayaki sauce, bubu arare and shredded nori was a hit and is still available via special request. 

Hawaii News Now Anchors Battle it out for First Place in the Poke Bowl Challenge

The anchors of Hawaii News Now held a poke bowl challenge to see who would reign supreme. Steve Uyehara, Grace Lee and Dan Cooke all had a chance to make their version of “Aloha” their way. Each created a unique poke bowl combination that was then judged by fellow Sunrise traffic reporter Lacy Deniz.

Lacy selected Grace’s bowl in first place, it was comprised of spicy ahi, yuzu tobiko, avocado, Japanese cucumber, wasabi foam, green onions and nori. Dan Cooke’s bowl placed second, and he even named it the “Ono Ahi Uni Avo” bowl. It contained ahi, yuzu ponzu, uni, avocado, maui onion, crispy garlic and furikake. In third place was Steve Uyehara who’s bowl was comprised of salmon, wasabi flavor, green onions, avocado and wasabi aioli. To see the segment go to http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/30919654/interview-da-hawaiian-poke-companysunrise-poke-contest.

In the end, all the anchors were winners, with Da Hawaiian Poke Company donating $500 to each of their charities of choice along with any additional proceeds raised from the sales of their poke bowls during the months of January, February and March.

Steve Uyehara selected the American Cancer Society as his charity of choice, Grace Lee selected the Hawaiian Humane society, and Dan Cooke selected the March of Dimes.



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Starting in April 2016, community groups seeking a way to raise funds for their organization can participate in Da Hawaiian Poke Company’s Smoked Ahi Dip Fundraiser. Groups can submit their applications to purchase fundraising tickets to sell the dip that has become one of the most popular pupu items from the diverse menu offered by Da Hawaiian Poke Company.

The dip, which is made fresh daily, from smoked Ahi, is the perfect item for potlucks, family parties, appetizers or just a snack for any time hunger strikes. To find out more about the Smoke Ahi Dip fundraiser, please come to the store to submit an application.