I’ve made it my job to taste test my way through all the new poke bars opening up in LA and I think I’ve officially become a poke master. So roll up your sleeves and let’s get into some DIY Poke Bowls.
In case you weren’t already obsessed, Poke Bowls are apparently the new thing. There are Poke Bowl restaurants popping up all over town and I for one, am hooked. It all started back on Oahu last year when I had my first Poke experience. Basically, at it’s core, it’s a raw fish salad made with Ahi that’s tossed with a soy sauce based dressing and then occasionally some fried shallots, white rice and perhaps some seaweed. Because I like to take things to a whole new level, and I’ve been influenced by some of the crazy delicious combos happening in LA, I thought… Poke Bar!! All the fixings you could possibly imagine to make your own Poke Bowl. Tuna, salmon, avocado, fried wontons, mango… the list goes on!! And seeing as how it’s still a billion degrees in LA and most other parts of the country… it’s the perfect way to feed a crowd without turning on your oven! Have all your friends bring a topping or two and have at it!
DIY Poke Bowls
Various ingredients for the Poke Bar
- Steamed White Rice
- Cubed Sashimi Grade Salmon cut into small cubes
- Cubed Sashimi Grade Tuna cut into small cubes
- Fried shallots
- Cubed avocado
- Mandarin wedges
- Shredded Carrots
- Cubed cucumber
- Cubed mango
- Shredded Napa cabbage
- Pickled ginger
- Fried Wonton Strips
For the Soy sauce Dressing
- 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
- 2 cloves Garlic finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons Rice Vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Sesame Oil
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Place all the ingredients in small bowls and arrange on a large table.
- Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing and pour into a bowl.
- DIY and mix in as many ingredients as you want and enjoy.