Homemade Poke Bowl



So I’ve become a recent convert to the whole raw fish thing. My parents are Japanese and I’ve grown up with sushi in my home my whole life, but I never really liked it. It was something about the texture of it. However, I’ve had a few poke bowls lately, and they are the bomb. Totally fresh, delicious, and with chopped up pieces of sashimi so that I don’t really have to deal with the whole texture thing.

But, we haven’t been able to locate a poke bowl place anywhere near our home. So, I decided I’d try to make one. It was unbelievably simple and easy!


  • 1 pound of tuna and salmon sashimi (make sure it is Sushi-Grade raw fish – I found mine at a local H-mart)
  • 2 TBSP soy sauce
  • 3 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1/4 of an onion, very thinly sliced
  • steamed white rice

Directions for sauce:

  • mix together the soy sauce, sesame oil, maple syrup, ginger, and onion in a bowl.
  • add in the tuna and salmon sashimi
  • mix and marinate for 10-20 minutes

Serve mixture over steamed rice. You can add avocado, thinly sliced cucumber, seaweed salad, sesame seeds, and/or edamame on top. Enjoy!

Emy Ahn

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