EATS: Poké Bowl

When I stopped by the farmer’s market this weekend, the fishmonger had beautiful cuts of ahi (yellow fin) tuna.   Normally, I would either make sushi with it, or sear it lightly and top it with a dash of ponzu.  But tonight, I was in the mood for something a little more flavorful.  Maybe it’s because Spring is finally here!  I wanted something bright and refreshing.  After a quick brainstorming and cross-referencing (especially this one), here is my version of Poké Bowl:

EATS: Poké Bowl

Makes about 4 bowls


  • 2lb sashimi-grade fish: ahi tuna, salmon, cut into cubes

  • 1 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 3 scallions, both green and white parts, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 2Tsp mirin rice wine
  • 4 Tsp sesames seed oil
  • 6Tsp low sodium soy sauce

  • Juice of a lime

For the rest of the bowl (really, just add anything you want to include in your bowl):

  • 1 English cucumber, sliced to the same size as the fish
  • 1 avocado, sliced to the same size as the cucumber
  • seaweed salad, from Japanese food market
  • dry seaweed, for garnish, Momofuku Noodle Bar style (see picture below)
  • Sushi rice, the same as this post


  • Make the sushi rice

  • While the rice is cooking, mix the sauce including mirin rice wine, sesame seed oil, and low sodium soy sauce in a 1:2:3 ratio.
  • Add the sliced shallots, scallion and – if you like spicy -jalapeno, and mix all ingredients well
  • Add the cubed fish, then the lime juice, mix well, and let chill in the refrigerator
  • In the meantime, cut up the rest: avocado, cucumber, carrots.  Or toast some sesami seeds.  It’s really whatever you want!
  • Divide the rice into bowls , and in my case, I set the spread out on the dining table to let everyone put their own bowl together (see picture above).  Therefore at this point, dinner is ready!
  • Here is my bowl, with a side of miso soup:


About Monki

I am a mother, a wife, a physician and a scientist. This is a life style blog about recipe ideas to try out, fun events to check out, being a career woman, health concerns, parenting doubts and triumph, and all the silly and loving moments in between.
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