What is a poke bowl?
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A Poke Bowl typically consists of raw fish (usually sushi-grade tuna) marinated in soy sauce and sesame oil, served on a bed of rice and topped with a variety of fresh vegetables, such as avocado, cucumber, seaweed, and scallions. Other common ingredients can include edamame, mango, and sesame seeds.
Similar to the Tuna Poke Bowl, a Salmon Poke Bowl uses fresh, raw salmon marinated in a soy sauce and rice vinegar mixture, and then served with rice and a variety of vegetables.
For vegetarians or vegans, a Veggie Poke Bowl can be made using tofu or another protein source, such as edamame. The vegetables can include anything from avocado and cucumber to carrots and pickled radish. Vegetarian Poke bowls are becoming more common and some vegetarian Poke bowls are served over rice or noodles and seasoned with a flavorful sauce.
The dish is often garnished with a drizzle of sriracha sauce or other spicy condiments. Poke bowls have become increasingly popular in recent years, with many variations and adaptations appearing in restaurants and cafes around the world.