Wisefish Poké Shows Us How To Make The Perfect Poké Bowl

Illustrated by Kelly Shami.

Poké Power

The following feature appears in the April 2016 issue of NYLON.

Any poké fan can confirm: Just one bite will leave you wondering how you survived your humdrum pre-poké life. The fast and fresh meal composed of diced raw fish tossed with sauce and various garnishes is embedded in Hawaiian history; it predates the arrival of British explorer Captain James Cook to the islands in the late 18th century. Unsurprisingly, there are other local versions of poké around the world, with slightly different flavorings and preparation methods. But thanks to the influx of restaurants like New York City’s Wisefish Poké, there’s no need to travel halfway across the globe to enjoy it. “Our take is a bit more modern,” says co-founder Drew Crane. “We expanded traditional poké to include ingredients and sauces that you wouldn’t typically see.” He and his partner Bryan Cowan also added a fast-casual element to the poké experience, with a Chipotle-like assembly line that lets you customize a dish to your liking and grab it to go in a plastic bowl, true to how it’s served in Hawaii. Here, Crane and Cowan show us how to enjoy poké the Wisefish way. 

Step 1: Drop the Base

Poké can be eaten plain or with a base—Wisefish offers a choice between white or brown rice, or zucchini noodles. “The zucchini noodles add a great freshness to the dish,” says Cowan. “But I like how the rice absorbs a little bit of the sauce and takes on the flavor.”

Step 2: Pick Your Protein

“Having great quality, really fresh fish is the most important component of poké,” says Crane. Wisefish offers salmon and tuna—with additional options depending on the season—responsibly sourced through Brooklyn-based seafood market Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. Both are light and tender, but the salmon is a bit oilier.

Step 3: All in the Mix

Here’s where you really get to make your bowl your own, with mix-ins and sauce. Edamame and Ginger Mojo (a ginger-garlic puree) with Wisefish Sauce (garlicky soy) or the Classic Sauce (soy sesame) are a safe bet. The guys also suggest pairing tuna with salty, umami-rich, soy-based sauces, and the salmon with a citrus or sweet one. And if you’re still crumbling under the pressure of indecision, there are premade combos you can choose from with no judgment.

Step 4: Top It Off

The ingredients are gently folded together and placed on top of the base. Choose your toppings, such as avocado and scallions, and you’re all set with a fast and fresh meal.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]



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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.