“The Home Chef” w/ Casey Halpern: Hamakua Mushroom Poke


Chef Casey Halpern from Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay teamed up with Hamakua Heritage Farm and filmed several video segments called “The Home Chef, which feature cooking with Hamakua mushrooms. This delicious video is on Hamakua Mushroom Poke.

Mushroom Poke? Yes that’s right! This simple vegetarian recipe is Chef Casey’s take on poke made with alii and pioppini Hamakua mushrooms. Making this dish not only gives you a tasty mushroom poke, but a lovely ginger mushroom broth to use later!

Chef Casey has served this dish all over the island, and people are very surprised on how tasty it is and the nice texture you get from the mushrooms! Click the video below to watch Chef Casey in action!

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  1. Went to watch video of Chef Casey preparing mushroom pokey, and received th1s message
    “This video does not exist.”

    • Cafe Pesto says:

      We apologize, it seems they were updating their website! The video(s) are back up now! Mahalo for letting us know!

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