My Newly Discovered Food Obsession
Hi guys! Welcome back!
I have been meaning to publish this post for a while, but I have been too busy eating. Eating what? Well... I have recently discovered my new love for poke bowls. Freaking poke bowls man. Pronounced poke-eeeeee bowl. I'm sure you have all heard of poke bowls, but in case you haven't, it is a form of sushi, in a bowl. It consists of white or brown rice, fish (raw or cooked), and toppings/sauce of your choice. You can load it up, or keep it simple, both will be heaven. My close friend, Lani (wassssup girl) is from Hawaii, and they are huge there. So once I mentioned this dilemma to her, she went with me to the fresh market and gave me her at-home recipe, and I fell in love with how delicious, quick, and CHEAP they are to make at home. Here is how I like it:
If I am eating out, then I most definitely pile up on the toppings. Poke bowls are anywhere between $10-15 so for that cost, I am taking full advantage of that toppings bar. Lately, this has been my go to:
- White rice
- A mix of raw salmon & tuna
- Cilantro OR seaweed
- Topped with a spicy mayo
I just tried the seaweed salad for the first time the other day, but I got it with cilantro, too. And I thought that both of those together were a bit much, their tastes clashed in my opinion, so from now on I am going to stick with one or the other. You can eat with a fork, but I have been teaching myself how to eat with chop sticks. So if you would like to acquire a new skill, eat it with chopsticks. Unless you're already skilled and know how to eat with chopsticks, but my 23-year-old ass does not.
If I am eating at home, then I keep it much more simple. Lani (heyyyy girl) took me to a fresh market down the street where you can find SUPER good deals on extremely fresh and organic foods. Their prices are high but once you download the app and use their coupons, cha ching! She bought over 1 pound of raw, fresh tuna for $6 after her coupons. Thats enough for THREE poke bowls! Here is Lani's, and now MY at-home recipe:
- Dice raw tuna & salmon
- Mix in 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
- Mix in 2 tablespoons of pure seasme oil
- Add a scoop and a half of mayo
- Enough siracha sauce to your taste (I like mine super spicy so nobody else touches it)
- Top with chili fakes, I estimate but I probably use around 2 tablespoons
- Mix all together and set aside
- Cook white rice and add to bowl
- Season with flurifake (you can find this at any grocery store in the asian isle)
- Add 1 scoop of the raw fish on top
- Top with seasme seeds (Lani uses green onions)
- And as Lani would say, add more fish at the end because you know its going to be good :)
When Lani gave me this recipe, I didn't have any of the proper ingredients. So I went to the store and I kid you not, I bought everything I needed (besides the raw fish) for only $15! Then I got the raw fish for about $7, thats 4 poke bowls for $25!
- Soy Sauce $1.00
- Seasame Oil $3.15
- Mayo $1.98
- Siracha $2.48
- Chili Flakes $0.99
- Bag of white rice $1.50
- Flurifake $3.20
- Sesame Seeds $3.50
So, I strongly encourage all of you to go try yourselves a poke bowl. For those of you that haven't eaten raw fish, I know this can be a little intimidating. But you won't know unless you try! Poke bowls contain a high amount of protein and good fats, especially Omega 3! Omega 3 actually can help a person fight depression and anxiety as well as improve eye health. Deliciousness and health all in one, fat, overflowing, colorful bowl! Yes please!
I hope you enjoyed this post guys, post pics of your poke bowls!