Poke Poke Poke

Poke bowl

One of the first meals that we had here in LA was a poke bowl. I am so thankful that there are poke shops popping up everywhere!! I got to taste this delicious dish for the first time 20 years go in Hawaii on a family vacation. My sister bought a big bowl and asked if I wanted to try! I was reluctant because of the raw fish but decided to be adventurous and tried... then I was in love!! Every time we went back to Hawaii that was our number 1 dish to eat. Now that there are places everywhere on the mainland, I get to enjoy it pretty often. Unfortunately that could get pricey so here is my take on a poke bowl at home! Enjoy. :) 


Seaweed Salad: 
1/2 cup wakame seaweed
3 cups water
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 tsp grated ginger

To prepare seaweed:

  1. soak in 3 cups hot water for 5 min. Rinse and drain.

  2. Chop into thin strips. Set aside.

  3. In another bowl, Add rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger to a bowl. #Mixmixmix, then toss in the seaweed.


To prepare poke: 

1/2 pound fresh ahi tuna

  1. Chop into cubes, toss in 1 tbsp ponzu sauce

To prepare poke bowl:

  1. Serve poke over rice,

Topping ideas:
seaweed salad
sliced cucumbers
sliced radish
shredded carrots
pickled ginger / kimchi
sesame seeds
sriracha aioli