Food trends tend to come and go as quickly as the weather changes. Recently, there have been a variety of food trends popping up across the nation. For example, taco trucks, mac and cheese bars, and elaborate sushi has become all the rage. Well, now, there is an even better food trend that has been appearing in various states, cities, and towns across the nation. This amazing trend is called Poke.
Traditionally, Poke is typical in asia-pacific culture. The concept of Poke varies depending on the type of establishment you visit. Sompe Poke restaurants have more of a Pacific-Hawaii theme whereas some are more similar to typical Japanese cuisine.
Ordering Pke is much like ordering your favorite burrito bowl at Chipotle. However, you can fill your bowl with many asian fusion ingredients. To start, you choose a base of brown rice, sushi rice, or greens. Then you can choose your protein, which can include a mixture of spicy tuna, crab salad, tofu, shrimp, tofu, and salmon. Next, you can add as many toppings as you want. Typical toppings of Poke include edamame, cucumber, pineapple, seaweed salad, cream cheese, cilantro, jalapeno, and basically any ingredient that you can imagine putting in a sushi roll.
This variety allows you to create your own perfect Poke bowl. Poke is also so popular because the ingredients added are very similar to sushi. However, you get more bang for your buck and Poke bowls come out to be significantly less expensive than if you were to order a sushi roll with the same ingredients. Some Poke places even give you the option to wrap your concoction into a sushi burrito!