Boasting a myriad of colours and different textures, poke is bound to whet your appetite at first look. It’s also highly nutritious, with heart-healthy omega-3 fats from the fish (typically ahi tuna), plus antioxidants, phytochemicals and appetite-regulating fibre from the vegetables. The best part? You don’t have to journey 11,000 kilometres to Hawaii for a bite.
Banking on the healthfulness – and rising popularity – of poke in the US, several cafes and restaurants in Singapore have started offering this raw fish salad, as well as variants of it, to cater to diverse taste buds. For instance, carb lovers can eat it with rice (in bara chirashi-style), and sashimi fans can have their poke with various types of fish, instead of solely ahi tuna, the fish used in traditional poke.
Hungry? Get your poke fix at these spots.
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