Poke ‘Ulu


Poke Ulu


  • 2 cup cooked ulu (breadfruit), diced 1/4'' - 1/2'', cooled
  • 2 tsp rock salt
  • 2 tsp inamona (ground roasted Kukui nuts)
  • 1/2 round sweet onion, diced
  • 3 stalks green onions, sliced
  • Handful seaweed chopped (ogo if possible)
  • 1 tsp chili pepper - water/powder (optional)
  • 2 tsp sesame oil


  • In a large bowl, combine ulu, salt, sesame oil and inamona. Set aside.
  • Prepare remaining ingredients (except the chilli)
  • Add to the ulu mixture and mix well
  • Add more salt if desired
  • Add chilli if desired


A recipe by Aunty Shirley.
Aunty Shirley Kauhaihao is a life-long resident of Honaunau, Kona, Hawaii and an icon of her community. 
Aunty Shirley Kauhaihao has a deep and life-long commitment to breadfruit, rooted in her Honaunau, Kona upbringing in the heart of what once was an ancient Kona breadfruit forest and shares the joys of ‘Ulu with people of all ages.