Disney Recipe: Aulani Resort’s Delicious Tuna Poke

in Disney, Food


Credit: Disney Parks Blog

Have your vacation plans for the summer come to a screeching halt? Yeah, mine too. And as so many people are finding themselves in this same situation, it can feel like a discouraging summer is on the horizon this year.

However, your tropical vacation doesn’t have to be cancelled if you can just use a little imagination and be ready to whip up some Disney Magic from wherever you are.

aulani zen scenes
Credit: Disney Vacation Club

Trying Out Bold Flavors From Disney’s Aulani Resort

If you’ve never been, Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa is a beautiful resort sitting on the beaches of Ko Olina on Oahu. It brings a fun mix of Disney Magic to a traditional and breathtaking island backdrop.

Disney Parks Blog shared an awesome recipe for a local Hawaiian delicacy — poke — that’s proudly served up at Aulani’s `AMA`AMA – Contemporary Island Cooking restaurant.

What is Poke?

Poke is typically a light meal or appetizer that is made up of diced raw fish and a variation of seasonings. It’s a traditional dish in native Hawaiian cuisine. So if you want to bring a taste of the islands right to your kitchen, you can whip up this quick and easy dish as a lunch, and sit outside in the sun!

Credit: Disney Parks Blog

Aulani’s Tuna Poke Recipe

Ready to get started? Here’s what you’ll need.


  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons yuzu juice
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 pounds fresh sushi-grade tuna, cubed
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Favorite prepared seaweed salad, for serving
Credit: Disney Parks Blog


  1. Start by getting out the following ingredients, and whisking them together in a large bowl: soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, yuzu juice, lime juice, garlic, sesame seeds, vinegar, wasabi powder, and sugar.
  2. Make sure your tuna is cubed already before adding it in, then toss in the mixture you made in the last steep and continue to toss until all of the tuna is coated.
  3. Season your tuna with pepper until you like the flavor.
  4. Refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. In the bottom of a serving dish, put a small amount of seaweed salad. Add your coated and seasoned tuna on top of it and if you’d like, you can add toasted sesame seeds on top.
  6. Enjoy!

Will you be trying out this island favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

in Disney, Food

Comments Off on Disney Recipe: Aulani Resort’s Delicious Tuna Poke