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 Poke Bowl Recipe

Have you ever heard of poke bowls? They are delicious Hawaiian meals. You’ll find endless ways to enjoy this dish, from tuna and salmon to chicken and vegan alternatives. You’re in the right place if you’ve wondered how to make a poke bowl!

 Hawaiian Poke

Originating as a snack for fishermen using fresh, seasoned fish, these bowls are now loved everywhere! Ready to try them out? We’re here to guide you through it.

Tuna Poke

Tuna is a favorite for many. Let’s make a simple tuna poke bowl:


  • Fresh tuna, cut into small cubes
  • Brown rice (already cooked)
  • Soy sauce
  • A little sesame oil
  • Some green onions, chopped
  • Sesame seeds


How to make it:

  1. Mix soy sauce, sesame oil, green onions, and sesame seeds in a bowl.
  2. Add the tuna cubes.
  3. Put brown rice in a bowl. Add the tuna mix on top.

Salmon Poke Bowl

Salmon is tasty and rich. Here’s a way to enjoy it in a poke bowl:


  • Fresh salmon, cut into cubes
  • Rice (cooked)
  • Some light mayo or yogurt
  • A dash of Sriracha (it’s spicy!)
  • Slices of avocado
  • Diced cucumber
  • Thin slices of red onion

How to make it:

  1. Mix mayo or yogurt with Sriracha.
  2. Add salmon cubes to it.
  3. Put rice in a bowl. Add the salmon mix, avocado, cucumber, and red onion.

Vegan Poke Bowl

No fish? No problem! Here’s a poke bowl without fish:


  • Tofu (cut into cubes and lightly fried)
  • Rice or quinoa (cooked)
  • Soy sauce (not too much!)
  • Chopped green onions
  • Peanuts (roasted and crushed)
  • Carrot sticks
  • Edamame beans (those green soybeans)

How to make it:

  1. Mix tofu with soy sauce and green onions.
  2. Put rice or quinoa in a bowl. Add tofu, carrots, edamame, and peanuts.

 Chicken Poke Bowl

Chicken fans, this one’s for you:


  • Grilled chicken, cut into cubes
  • Rice (cooked)
  • BBQ sauce
  • Corn
  • Halved cherry tomatoes
  • Chopped lettuce

How to make it:

  1. Coat chicken cubes with BBQ sauce.
  2. Lay rice in a bowl. Add chicken, corn, tomatoes, and lettuce.

 Poke Sauce

Want a special sauce for your poke? Here you go:


  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Rice vinegar (it’s sour!)
  • A little honey or agave syrup
  • Crushed garlic (just a bit)

How to make it:

  1. Mix everything in a bowl.
  2. Pour some into your poke bowl when eating.

 Poke Rice

The foundation of your poke bowl, rice, ties all the flavors together. Choosing the right type can make all the difference! While white rice is traditional, brown rice offers a nuttier flavor and added nutrients.

Poke Bowl NYC

Now that you’re a poke bowl pro, why not explore the NYC poke scene? You might find new flavors you love! Visit one of the Poke Bowl NY locations for more incredible twists on the Hawaiian dish.