From Fin's hefty servings of fresh fish, Rubberduck's ponzu-drenched bowls to Paperfish's vegetarian version heaped with avocado, here's where to get your fill of poké bowls in KL.
This darling café has been on the radar for its delectable array of smoothie bowls and pastries, and has added poké to its repertoire of healthy food. For now, there’s only one poké bowl served here and it’s best for people who just want something healthy without all the build-your-own-bowl fuss and too many options. Their Salmon poké bowl serves up uncommonly fresh salmon with pickled radish, cucumber, purple cabbage and parsley over a bed of rice. They dress the lot in a ponzu sauce that gives everything an extra flavourful kick and while it doesn’t look huge, it’ll fill you up nicely.
This cool café will satisfy all your poké bowl cravings and is a good place to start if you’ve never had it before. The salmon and tuna poké comes with a variety of flavours like Umami Shoyu, Sriracha sauce, cili padi, pineapple and citrus. There’s also a shrimp option and a vegetarian bowl with avocado. Choose from having it with white rice, brown rice or quinoa, which is great if you’re on the healthy eating trip. Every bowl is made fresh to order and you can add chia seeds, almonds, flax seed and avocado for extra goodness. Bowls come in different sizes and you can also add an extra portion of fish for RM9 – perfect for hungry teenagers.
Often packed with hungry crowds, The Fish Bowl prides itself as the premium poké establishment in Malaysia. With two outlets operating since its launch in 2016, the shop lets you create your own bowl from a wide selection of ingredients. Savour one of their bestsellers – a rainbow coloured Shoyu Salmon Bowl – or experiment with different taste and flavour combinations. We tried the modified version of the bowl by adding almonds and walnuts for crunch and a side of seaweed salad. The bowls are priced at a decent RM17.90 each, and you can also have a premium variation for a bit extra.
Serving up traditional Hawaiian poké like salmon and ahi, the poké aficionados at Fin know how to whip up a bowl for under RM20 that’ll have you saying ‘mahalo’. Promising quick mouth-watering poké bowls, the cosy stall offers three signatures or you can customise your own – either way, you’ll score hefty servings of fresh fish, fillings and toppings. One of their top-sellers is the Moana, comprising salmon, toragashi egg, edamame, sweet corn and purple cabbage tossed in roasted sesame mayo, seaweed and wasabi peas. Lucky Moa is a great alternative if your kids enjoy a bit of spice as it’s made with shrimp, sugar snap peas, lychees, carrots, chilli flakes, coriander, buttered almonds and Sichuan chilli oil.