What is a poke bowl?

Are you ready to elevate your lunch game? Poke bowls are sweeping the nation and it's no wonder why. These deconstructed sushi bowls are brimming with fresh, raw fish like ahi tuna or salmon, served up with a mouthwatering combination of veggies, rice, and soy sauce. Not only is this colourful, fun, and easy-to-assemble dish delicious, but it's also packed full of nutrients like vitamins D and C, iron, zinc, magnesium, and healthy omega oils from the fish.

Originating from Hawaii, poke bowls offer an umami flavour explosion blending traditional sushi tastes with modern twists. Whether you're gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, or just looking to switch up your lunch routine, poke bowls are the perfect choice. With endless fresh toppings, you'll never run out of new flavor combinations to try out.

Looking to build your own poke bowl at home? You're in luck because they're a breeze to construct. Our handy infographic will guide you through the process, so you can mix and match ingredients to your heart's content. With these tips, your poke bowl will hit all the right notes by making sure to include something creamy, crunchy, fresh, salty, and sweet.

1. Pick your base

Start off by selecting your base, whether you're in the mood for brown rice, white rice, quinoa, soba noodles, leafy greens, or cauliflower rice. Make sure you keep your toppings in mind when selecting a base to make sure the flavours go together.

2. Pick a protein

Next, pick your protein, choosing from fresh raw fish classics like ahi tuna, salmon, kingfish, or trout, or opt for vegan or vegetarian choices like mushrooms, tofu, tempeh, edamame, beans or chickpeas.

Make sure your fish is fresh and sushi-grade and cut with the grain of the fish into fillets, then into cubes or thinly sliced pieces.

3. Pick a dressing

Be sure to choose a dressing that has flavours which compliment the other ingredients and won't overwhelm the overall dish. Options include miso, sweet chilli, wasabi aioli, sesame oil, spicy mayo, ponzu, soy, sriracha and many more - let your imagination run wild!

4. Pick your garnishes and veggies

The choices are endless!

Include a mix of fresh fruit and veggies, nuts and seeds, onions, pickles, seaweed and something spicy. There's something for everyone!

Poke bowl combinations to try out

Now you have the ingredients lined up, try these classic poke combos for your next bowl.

  • Hawaiian ahi tuna poke
  • Spicy salmon avocado poke
  • California poke bowl
  • Avocado and edamame poke bowl
  • Shiitake mushroom poke
  • Tofu poke bowl
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Feeling inspired? Why not order poke bowls for your team?

Feedr has many great options for poke bowls from vendors like Island Poke, Kurama Poke and Omoide. A corporate catering company like Feedr can deliver you fresh and delicious meals, perfect for staff lunches, working lunches or even corporate events. For healthy catering that will satisfy, Feedr is your ultimate corporate catering service. Need some inspiration or menu recommendations? Give our catering experts a call on 020 3890 2200 or request a quote.

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