Look to the Source: Nānā I Ke Kumu

Our food, culture, and history are rooted in the ʻāina and the shared values of our community. To shed light on the ingredients gathered from the earth and sea that sustain us, Look to the Source: Nānā I Ke Kumu was born.

In this video series, our host Chef Mark “Gooch” Noguchi leads us on a journey from past to present and farm to table, sharing stories as we nānā i ke kumu (look to the source). Discover the origins of pa‘akai (salt), which was once harvested in Kaka‘ako, and how to prepare mouthwatering dishes with our local culinary pioneers.

Episode 1: Look to the Source: Pa‘akai

Release Dates

Episode 1: Look to the Source: Pa‘akai

Thursday, September 22, 10 a.m.

Featuring Kūha‘o Zane, Chef Mark Oyama, and Hanapēpē Salt Ponds

Episode 2: Fresh from the Ocean

Thursday, October 6, 10 a.m.

Featuring Chef Reid Matsumura at Redfish Poke Bar and Michael Goto, Vice President of United Fishing Agency, at the Honolulu Fish Auction

Episode 3: Nourishment from Kalauao Springs

Thursday, October 20, 10 a.m.

Featuring Emi Suzuki, Farm Manager at Sumida Farm, and Chef Neil Murphy at Moku Kitchen

Special Menu

To celebrate the launch of Look to the Source, Redfish Poke Bar is offering Sumida Watercress Ohitashi Poke for a limited time only during the series premiere from September to October. Fresh ‘ahi is tossed with ʻalaea salt, simmered Sumida watercress, ginger, onion, green onion, and house tsuyu, then garnished with sesame seeds and bonito for a delightful mix of greens that complements the sea-sourced ingredients.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the video series with host Chef Mark Noguchi and Producer Alan Tang.

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