7 New Poke Bowls in Town to Entice You to Eat Healthier
In recent months, there has been an increase in the number of poke bowl eateries popping up. As much as we love indulging in our local hawker fare, we need to take a little break and have some healthier food to keep our body balanced. Poke bowls are the new ‘kids’ in town, and they have taken the CBD by storm, with many establishments offering this healthy Hawaiian chirashi-look-alike bowls. We bring you 7 of the latest poke bowl stores in Singapore!
The interior has a little Santorini-feel to it, somewhat resembling a beachside cafe. Go for the Yobo Poke Plate ($13.45), which consists of salmon and spicy “K-mayo” sauce. The Spicy Kai Kolea (K-Mayo) sauce is done Korean-style – creamy and spicy at the same time. Niseki Poke Plate ($14.45) contains Ahi Tuna and Koiu Shoyu sauce, a special blend of soy sauce. It makes the dish savoury, with a slightly sweet finish – an ideal sauce for tuna poke. You can also customise your own poke plate!
Address: #01-79, 3 Everton Park, Singapore 080003
Phone: 6904 4957
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 11.30am to 2.30pm (lunch) and 5.30pm to 8.30pm (dinner). Sat 11.30am to 8.30pm. Closed on Mondays and Sundays.
Need a dosage of vitamin sea? Po-kay Do-kay serves refreshing bowls of poke goodness, with authentic flavours from the shores of Hawaii. The Signature ($14) features a light blend of Shoyu and toasted sesame oil with a hint of tangy citrus that brings out the delicate flavours of the fresh salmon poke. This is accompanied by white & brown rice, salad, an oozy onsen egg, pineapple, edamame, flying fish roe and almonds. The contrasting textures complement each other very well.
Address: #01-95, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596
Mobile: 9181 9140
Opening Hours: 11am to 9pm daily.
Sweetfish offers 5 Californian signature Poke Bowls which are available in 2 sizes – hungry ($9) and starving ($14). The unique Kimchi with Tuna or Octopus poke, or a mix of both, includes sweet kimchi, red radish, and bean sprouts. The strong fermented and sharp kimchi flavours are just right, not too overpowering. However, we felt that the poke wasn’t very fresh, and the tuna sashimi cubes are a tad too mushy for our liking.
Address: #B2-30, Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 8pm daily.
Pololi is the first “poke-stop” in Hong Kong to introduce the concept of take-away Hawaiian poke bowl, and they have arrived on our shores. Pick your base from white rice, brown rice, salad, or a mix. Next, choose your desired poke. They have 30 different varieties of poke, and the flavours are being rotated daily. There will be about 6 flavours for you to choose from. We came across unique ones like Yuzu Pinenut, Thai Style, and Wasabi Mayo. Keiki (150g) cost $15.99, while Kama’aina (180g) cost $17.99.
Address: 51 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 048441
Phone: 6909 0589
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am to 9pm. Sat 11.30am to 6pm. Closed on Sundays.
This poke bar and deli offers a savoury mix of classic Hawaiian Ahi tuna, shoyu and sesame oil infused with local flavours. You can get creative and build your own poke bowls, but we selected one of Loloku’s signatures – The Wikiwiki Salmon ($14/$16). Kumbu rice and quinoa are topped with generous servings of salmon, a dollop of creamy avocado, spiced up by jalapeno and kimchi, and armed with a good crunch from almonds. The dish is drizzled with chipotle mayo.
Address: 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109
Phone: 6223 5001
Opening Hours: Mon & Tue 8am to 9pm. Wed-Fri 8am to 10pm. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Customise your own bowl at Fasta, with prices starting from $10.50. First, select your choice of pasta or grains. Next, pick 4 different sides (avocado, cherry tomatoes, lava egg, sautéed mushroom etc). Then, select 2 different garnishes, and a homemade sauce. The yuzu dressing is light and refreshing! You can also add on some meat.
Address: #B1-23, South Beach Avenue, 26 Beach Road, Singapore 189768
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11am to 9pm. Closed on Sundays.
The Poke Shack
This is the newest poke bowl establishment, opened on 11 April. The poster might be misleading, as the Shoyu Poke is also named Chirashi bowl. The stall also refers to poke bowls as “don”. We were confused initially. There are only 3 options – salmon don ($8.80), spicy maguro poke ($10.80), and Shoyu Poke ($16) available here. We weren’t impressed by the presentation, but taste-wise, it was decent. There’s an opening promotion that entitles you to get the Chirashi bowl (Shoyu Poke) at only $8.80, almost half its usual price!
The Poke Shack
Address: #02-01/04, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, 12 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018982
Opening Hours: 8am to 4pm (not fixed at the moment).
Don’t all these colourful poke bowls look so good? We definitely don’t mind having them occasionally!
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visits and paid its own meals at the stalls featured here.
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