Poke bowl is a Hawaiian dish that is deeply rooted in Japanese cuisine. Poke means “cut into pieces” and refers to the slices or cubes of raw marinated fish that are served in a bowl. It is layered up with a satisfying serving of sticky rice dressing, vegetables and seasonings. It served either as an appetizer or as a main course. Here are the best places for you to try poke bowl in Penang.
- Javu Cafe
Javu Cafe is a cafe that is located in the neighbourhood of Lembah Permai. It features Western and Asian cuisines on their menu. Besides, their notable dishes also include Hainanese Chicken Chop, Chicken Piri Piri, Pork Cordon Bleu, Fish N Chips and more. Their Poke Bowl is definitely one of the best in town as the combination of the taste is just perfect.
- Mii Cafe
Mii Cafe is located at Bukit Mertajam. The environment of the cafe is cozy with wooden dining tables and green plants as decor. The speciality of this cafe is that they offer green and healthy poke bowls. Additionally, the flavour options of poke are wild and varied. Remember to order their self-made yogurt drinks that best paired with poke bowls.
- Pilipala Poke Bar
Pilipala Poke Bar is one of the local’s favourite spots for poke bowls. It was relocated from UDINI Square to The Promenade and another branch on the ground floor of Gurney Plaza. They have a variety of ingredients that would satisfy your taste bud.
- Sushi Tei
Other than authentic Japanese cuisine, poke bowl is also available at Sushi Tei. Japanese Akita brown rice is the main ingredient. Besides, they also offer Chicken Teri Poke Bowl for meat lovers to choose from.
- Tummy Bowl
Tummy Bowl is located at Elit Avenue. They provide both counter-style or make-your-own Poke Bowl. There are a wide range of ingredients that are able to create a different dimension of texture and taste. Furthermore, their Cold Press Juice that handcrafted from 100% pure fruits and vegetables is worth a try too.
- Wholey Wonder Vegan Cafe
Wholey Wonder is a cafe that serves plant-based whole food. It corporates a yoga studio in the space upstairs. They have their own version of poke bowl. For instance, the “fish” slices are made from Konjac jelly. The owner also uses a mix of short grain brown rice and black wild rice to replace plain white rice.