By Roslyn Teng, one-half of Made Real.
What The Poke!? The Trend Explained.
Not to be confused with the recent VR game madness, the poke (POH-keh for the uninitiated) bowl is a staple in Hawaii, a raw fish salad of sorts. As with many local food trends, it first took America by storm last year.
Poke bowls have been popping up on our feeds a lot lately. Indeed, the beautiful tiki-themed Aloha Poke set the stage late last year:
However, poke bowls have only began to go viral since last month...
Why Eat Poke?
Wholesome & Delicious
A winning combination of lean proteins, greens, and clean carbs. It boasts a balanced nutrient profile, sure to be approved by the greatest critique. It follows a similar philosophy as sushi, where a small amount of a range of ingredients are used. That way you get little bursts of flavours and textures.
Take your poke bowl to a dinner party, to a picnic, or have it as your lunch break. Or even get it sent to your doorstep via Deliveroo or UberEATS. Though poke is characterized by a base, fish toppings, and various greens, the number of combinations are endless. You can have it with condiments as diverse as thai chilli or hummus - the most boring it gets, after all, is wasabi mayo. Now begets the big question..
Where To Eat Poke?
Poke Restaurants in Singapore
1. Katto: The new kid on the block, great for those in the One North/Buona Vista/Clementi district. They also offer one of the more affordable poke bowls, starting at $7.90.
2. Sprout: Offers a range of salad bowls, including Ahi Tuna Poke. Duxtonites rejoice!
3. A Poke Theory: CBD residents can count on their bangin' food gone healthy!
Get down and dirty - DIY!
If cooking at home is your forte, try this 5 minute poke recipe that promises to be better than sushi! Or.. spice up your poke bowl with this classy avocado-tuna rendition.