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Try now: Poke bowls


Something’s fishy here.
That’s just KL getting its first taste of the traditional Hawaiian dish, poke.

As in, ‘gotta catch ‘em all’?
Before you flounder further, it’s pronounced ‘poh-kay’, not ‘po-key’. Hawaiian food features a mix of Japanese and local influences, and the islanders love their fish. ‘Poke’ in Hawaiian means ‘to cut into pieces’ – think cubes of the freshest fish seasoned with salt, seaweed and roasted Hawaiian kukui nuts, served atop warm rice. The fast-casual version of Japanese rice bowls, if you will.


The Fish Bowl





Can I add more stuff to it?

Thanks to the current trend, the scales are in your favour. Build your own bowl at The Fish Bowl, which serves the Hawaiian staple (in various marinades: kaffir lime, shoyu, sriracha) with toppings such as furikake, avocado, nori, edamame, quinoa and more, in to-go containers. Rubberduck’s edition comes with cucumber salad and fresh salmon sourced from sashimi deli The Fat Fish.

Get your poke bowls at The Fish Bowl in Bandar Sunway (Mon-Thu & Sun, 10am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-11pm; from RM17.90, inclusive of one drink) and Rubberduck in Hartamas (Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm; RM21).