Hawaii Tuna Poke Bowl


Today we have a really nice treat, I really love me some sushi, but sometimes it’s hard to come by, in that case the second best is a Hawaiian Poke (pronounced “po-kay”) Bowl, this is a dish that consists of chunks of raw, marinated fish (usually tuna or salmon, octopus or other fish), served over a bed of rice or mixed greens and topped with a variety of ingredients such as avocado, seaweed, cucumber, edamame, and sesame seeds. The dish is typically served with a soy-based sauce and can be enjoyed as a healthy and filling meal or a hearty snack.

The origins of the Poke Bowl is the combination of Hawaiian fishing traditions and the immigration of Asian and Japanese people that brought their own traditions and flavors, what we can call modern poke bowl was popularized in the 1970’s when it began appearing as a restaurant dish, nowadays, there are tons of variations, that is partly why its popular, you can really make it your own and add or change ingredients to make a version to your taste.

The same goes with this recipe, its main protein is fresh tuna, but you can change it to another fish as well as change the toppings to other toppings more to your taste, what you should take mostly from this recipe is the marinate for the fish (like an Argentinian ceviche, the marinate will season and partly cook the fish), besides that you can make it however you like it! Let’s check the recipe!

Hawaii Tuna Poke Bowl

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Normal
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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Try this delicious Tuna Poke Bowl, its a fantastic representation of Hawaii's unique culinary fusion culture and a delicious and healthy dish to enjoy.


  • Rice – To taste (Sushi type of rice, already cooked)
  • Tuna – 300gr
  • Soy Sauce – 60ml
  • Rice Vinegar – 2 tablespoons
  • Sesame Oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Ginger – 1 tablespoon grated
  • Chili – Dried Flakes (Or Cayenne Pepper)
  • Chives – 2 chopped sprigs
  • Sesame Seeds – 1 tablespoon
  • Avocado – 1
  • Carrot – 1/2 Small
  • Cucumber – 1/4
  • Soybeans – 2 Tablespoons (Edamame)


  1. Start by slicing the tuna into cubes, try to make sure each cube is about the same size, so it’s easier to eat with chopsticks later.
  2. In a large bowl add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, grated ginger, chili flakes, chopped chives, and sesame seeds, add the diced tuna, mix, and set aside for at least 15 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. When it’s time to assemble the poke bowl, start by cutting the avocado in half, remove the pulp and cut into slices, cut the carrot into thin sticks (julienne), cut the cucumber into thin slices (julienne) as well.
  4. Finally, add the already cooked sushi rice in a bowl, up to 2/3, add the carrot, half a sliced avocado, cucumber, a spoonful of edamame and finally half the marinated tuna, you can put a little more chives and sesame seeds on top, repeat for another bowl and that’s it, enjoy!
Notes: Like I said above, the good thing about a poke bowl is that you can make it your own, it’s basically rice or salad with marinated fish and different vegetables on top, simple!

Also, don’t let the fish sit in the marinate for more than 1 hour, I would say 30 minutes is perfect, because the fish will start changing its flavor and cooking on the marinate, so with time it will become too soft and won’t taste as good!

This recipe for Hawaii Tuna Poke Bowl was originally created on BakeAfter.com. Esta receita de Poke de Atum Havaiano foi publicada em português no Iguaria.com.


Per Serving: 580 calories; 33 g fat; 50.6 g carbohydrates; 20.3 g protein; 50 mg cholesterol; 760 mg sodium.

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