Poke Bowls Are The Best Thing Ever - And My Latest Food Obsession

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Poke Bowl

I am a big fan of sushi. Love the stuff. So one day my From the Web Department co-host Matt tells me that he got this sushi bowl at the Galleria 7 across the street from our office. The hibachi/sushi place, Kobe, does these delicious awesome bowls.

It wasn't until after I got one and it blew my mind that I realized that these are called Poke Bowls. 

People reports that these are actually a Hawaiian style salad. 

Poke means “to slice or cut” in Hawaiian and refers to chunks of raw, marinated fish — usually tuna — which is then tossed over rice and topped with vegetables and umami-packed sauces.

They also say that this is the next generation of sushi. While I enjoy these, I don't want to see sushi go anywhere anytime soon.

Where can you get Poke Bowls here in the Capital Region? There are a few places that I am aware of and have tried.

  • Kobe Hibachi in the Galleria 7 in Latham (Spicy Tune pictured above)
  • Lark Street Poke Bar in Albany
  • Bespoki Bowl in Troy
  • Kuma Ani Express in Corssgates Mall (photo below)

Look at this beauty. If you’re not down with Poke Bowls, I don’t think we can be friends. #pokebowl

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