Get to know Oli, the entrepreneur behind Poke Maoli, the first Poke place in Barcelona that everyone is talking about.
You’ve lived in lot of different places, how come you ended up in Barcelona?
My father is from here – I am half Spanish, half American. I have split my life 50/50 between those places.
Poke is the hot food of the moment, how did you spot the trend?
I spotted it in October 2014 in California before it was even a trend. I saw it and it just made sense. Build your own bowl – delicious, healthy and affordable and all custom-made. Like a deconstructed sushi! And you don’t have to share!
Any exciting development with Poke Maoli coming soon?
We have just launched our own delivery service at pokemaoli.com. We can now serve the whole Barcelona city centre.
What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Believe in yourself and trust your instincts.
Hot or cold: Cold.
Early bird or night owl: Night owl.
Beach or mountain: Beach.
Shirt or T-shirt: T-shirt.
Tuna or salmon: Tuna.
Hawaii or Barcelona: Barcelona.
Chop stick or fork: Chop stick.
Sweet or savoury: Savoury.
Black, Green or White? (Talking about Kailani obviously): Green.