A new trend that has hit many major cities, the wildly popular Hawaiian Poke Bowl (pronounced po-keh) has arrived in Malaysian shores with the opening of a number of poke bowl eateries.
Many of you are probably wondering what ‘poke’ is or if it has anything to do with Pokemon. It is basically cubed raw fish, seasoned in a number of ways, with a batch of rice and other seasonings. While it seems like a new trend, this Hawaiian native dish has actually been around for centuries.
My first experience having a poke bowl was at The Fish Bowl in Sunway, the restaurant having just celebrated its first anniversary.
The ordering system is rather unique, and you are able to sit down and properly think of what you’d like to have in your poke bowl. I opted for brown rice and spicy sirracha salmon, with sides of corns, almonds, pineapples, cherry tomatoes, sesame seeds and chilli flakes.
It did not take them long for them to call my order, and I was served with a nicely arranged bowl of my first ever poke !
Disclaimer: This can be enjoyed eaten as it is, or mixed around like a salad, although I do recommend you mixing it up before indulging.
The salmon tasted very fresh and the assortment of different sides made for a very unique blend of taste, and I enjoyed every bite of my poke bowl. The spicy sirracha was spicy enough to make me sweat a little bit but was balanced out well by the brown rice.
Overall my first poke bowl at The Fish Bowl exceeded my expectations and I would definitely come for more.
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