Trend Alert | What The Heck Is Poké?

By Ellen Seah
11th Sep 2016


A traditional Hawaiian dish, Poké deserves at least a pinch of your time this sunny season. The verb for “to section, slice, or cut” in Hawaiian, we promise this Poké is far superior to its Facebook and virtual animal counterparts.

Pronounced “poh-KAY”, Poké is a raw fish salad served on a bed of fluffy rice (or salad if you're into that) and topped with a variety of seasoning. Usually made from yellowfish tuna, raw fish is cut into fat, silky cubes and marinated in a vibrant sauce. Perfect for a light, pre-swimming summer lunch, Australians are going poking-mad for these healthy salad bowls.

Melbourne’s first Poké restaurant, Pokéd, offers waistline friendly options like brown rice, seaweed salad, edamame and tobiko in their Poké bowls. Fresh salmon, tuna or sous vide prawns are generously tossed in dressings like wasabi mayo or Hawaiian soy.

Home to Poké bowls rich with Japanese flavours, San Francisco-based diner Poki Time has also recently travelled south to Melbourne. With ultra-fresh salmon, tuna or yellowtail dressed with flavours like spicy mayo or ponzu soy, summer diets have never been easier. 

Need more clean eating ideas? Check out The 52 Best Clean Eats To Kick-Start 2016!  

Image credit: via A Thought For Food

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