Where To Get A Good Poke Bowl In Singapore And How To Make One Yourself

Amazing spots for the amazing poke bowl
By: Nina Shahriman
December 10, 2021

If you’re a poke aficionado, and by poke, I don’t mean the act of poking someone, but rather the traditional Hawaiian poke bowl. This article will serve you as a treat. We’ve tracked, tried and tested these amazing spots for amazing poke bowls and are sharing the exclusive details with you! With that, here is a list of amazing poke bowl eateries and even our own special recipe!

Poke is a Hawaiian word that means to slice or cut and refers to raw, marinated fish slices that are strewn over rice and garnished with veggies and umami-rich sauces. In Hawaii, the adaptable dish is ubiquitous.

The majority of bowls begin with a coating of jasmine rice on the bottom. Bamboo rice, which has a green hue, is used by Sweetfin. The warm rice contrasts nicely with the really chilly tuna. The star component is sushi-grade fish, most typically raw yellowfin (ahi) tuna.

However, you have a variety of fish to pick from, including salmon and snapper. If raw fish isn’t your thing, try tofu or cooked crab instead. To improve the taste, the fish cubes are combined with scallions, sesame seeds, and flakes of pink sea salt.

Soy sauce, Shoyu, ponzu, and even spicy black-bean paste are used to accentuate the fatty fish. Avocado, shaved onion, seaweed, and crispy garlic are among the toppings that provide flavour and texture. Togarashi, a Japanese red chile paste, provides heat; wasabi is another common alternative.

Best Poke Bowl In Singapore

1. Katto

ADDRESS1 Fusionopolis Pl, #01-21/22, 138522, Singapore 138632
CONTACT+65 9770 9800

Katto is a newly launched stand in Fusionopolis that sells unique variations of the Hawaiian Poke Bowl. It is not only delightfully nutritious, but it’s also significantly less expensive than those in the CBD. Katto won’t leave you feeling guilty since it contains 250g of fine Japanese rice infused with an 18-grain mix, 140g of the freshest sashimi-grade fish, and delicious veggies.

2. Poke Doke

ADDRESS9 raffles boulevard millenia walk #01-95, Singapore 039596
OPERATING HOURSEvery day (11:30am – 8:30pm)
CONTACT+65 8889 6893

Poke Doke offers a wide variety of poke and add-ons, but the Wasabi Salmon poke ($12.50 standard size) is one of my favourites. The wasabi sauce provides a lovely layer of flavour to the salmon without dominating it, and it’s just hot enough to give you a jolt without making you cry. If you’re looking for a special treat, go for the premium toppings (an extra $1.50), particularly the Seasoned Jellyfish. It gives a great crunch to the meal while keeping it refreshing, as it is crunchy and nicely seasoned.

3. Rollie Ollie

ADDRESS3 Temasek Boulevard Suntec City Mall, North Wing PasarBella Suntec, #01-K42, Singapore 038983
CONTACT+65 8188 1531

Rollie Ollie, a quick food truck located inside Suntec City’s PasarBella, serves you delicious poke bowls and sushi rolls that will leave you wanting more. The poke bowl is full of textures, with creamy avocado, crisp veggies with a delicate sweetness from the Tamago, and chunky savoury and peppery tuna and salmon chunks marinated in wasabi sauce. The aromatic tea-infused rice adds extra fragrance while balancing the wasabi sauce’s powerful flavours, resulting in a well-rounded and healthful poke bowl.

4. Loloku

ADDRESS01-05 Keong Saik Rd., 1 The Working Capitol Building, Singapore 089109
CONTACT+65 6223 5001

Take a look at Loloku’s Hamachi selection! The Ono Hamachi is $18 and is marinated when you order it, so the delicate flavour of the Hamachi will not be overpowered by resting in the marinade for long periods of time. The quantities are generous, and the flavours will entice you to return for more.

5. A Poke Theory

ADDRESS16 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049318
OPERATING HOURSEvery day (10am – 8pm)

A Poke Theory is a new, stylish, and elegant culinary establishment on Boon Tat Street that specialises in a poke and other healthy, all-natural meals. Even without the costlier toppings, the base menu is more than enough to dazzle you with its astonishing diversity. The creamy avocado miso salmon goes perfectly with the fragrant spicy roasted cashews, while the smooth sushi rice and mellow lime avocado provide a wonderful contrast to the sour tomatoes and savoury, tender pork.

Our Poke Bowl Recipes You Need To Try

person holding brown wooden chopsticks with green vegetable salad

1. Submerge 1 cup (200g) sushi rice in a fine-mesh sieve in a dish filled with water. To eliminate extra starch, shake the rice a few times. Fill a rice cooker halfway with water and place the rice inside.

2. Pour 3 tbsp rice vinegar, 12 tsp sugar, and 12 tsp salt over the rice while it is still hot. To integrate the rice, gently fold it in. Cover and set away until you’re ready to put the bowl together.

3. Gently slice the salmon fillet into 1 cm cubes using a very sharp knife. If you put the salmon in the freezer for a few minutes to help it firm up, it will be easier to slice. Place the salmon in a bowl and season with 2 tbsp soy sauce and lemon juice just before serving.

4. Place a few spoonfuls of rice in a medium bowl to assemble. Any remaining rice can be used in another poke bowl or sushi. Toss the seasoned salmon, avocado, cucumber, ginger, green onions, nori sheets, toasted sesame seeds, and black sesame seeds on top of the rice. Finally, have fun!