If you like sushi, you’ll love poke bowls, which contain similar ingredients to regular sushi, but in salad form. You can choose from a selection of raw fish, vegetables and seasonings for a unique, delicious and healthy treat.
If you regularly order sushi rolls, but haven’t tried poke bowls yet, you are in for a treat.
Though sushi is Japanese, poke bowls (pronounced poh-kay) are actually a Hawaiian appetizer. You’re likely to recognize the ingredients in poke bowls as they are similar to sushi: raw fish and vegetables and seasonings, such as scallions, soy sauce and wasabi.
Should you select a poke bowl the next time you order sushi? Absolutely! Here’s why.
1. Poke Bowls Are Filled with Nutrients
Poke bowls are chock full of healthy ingredients, such as cucumbers, radishes, seaweed, carrots, radishes, sweet potatoes, avocados and vitamin- and antioxidant-rich fresh vegetables. Antioxidants eliminate free radicals that can damage cells, and have disease-preventing and anti-aging properties.
Additionally, poke bowls often contain less rice than sushi rolls, and are therefore lower in carbs and high in protein, which can help promote weight loss. A 4-ounce bowl of poke contains just 5 grams of fat and 24 grams of protein, at just 150 calories.
2. Poke Bowls are Heart-Healthy
The American Heart Association recommends that people eat fish rich in Omega-3 fatty acids at least twice a week. In an analysis of 20 studies, the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 2 servings of fish a week reduced the risk of heart disease by 36%.
Salmon in particular is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and is frequently featured in poke bowls.
3. Poke Bowls Are Inexpensive
Poke Bowls cost less than fancier sushi rolls. You can enjoy fresh fish, crunchy vegetables and flavorful seasonings for much less than futomaki or specialty rolls.
4. Poke Bowls are Great for a Quick Lunch
Rushing through lunch and need something quick and healthy to eat? Poke bowls are much easier to assemble than sushi rolls! Since they do not have to be rolled but contain the same ingredients in salad form, the chef can prepare them in time for your lunch break.
5. Poke Bowls Include Generous Portions of Fish and Vegetables
Poke bowls often have more fish and vegetables and less rice than sushi rolls. This can make the poke option more filling and satisfying, increases the nutritional benefits and makes poke a great value for money.
So the next time you’re looking for a healthy lunch or dinner option, look no further than Sushi Mamilla, which offers a great selection of tuna, salmon and vegetarian poke bowls to satisfy any appetite. We also serve a dizzying variety of sushi rolls and appetizers as well as hot Japanese dishes for any occasion. Whether you want a quiet night out or a party catered, call Sushi Mamilla today.
Sushi Mamilla is located in Jerusalem. Our food is kosher under the hashgacha Mehadrin Yirushalayim and is a quick 7-minute walk from the David Citadel Hotel.