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{Gluten Free}Poke Bowls if you Please Sir

Poke Bowls are Life. Some believe this ‘deconstructed bowl of sushi’ is a pretentious waste of time, eaten by yuppies in Cape Town and Sandton. I disagree.

Poke Bowl at La Boqueria
One of the yummiest Poke Bowls I have eaten – served at 34 Degrees South at the Knysna Waterfront

The Poke Bowl is a Hawaiian raw fish dish (already been on the menu for decades) and there is nothing not to love about this light, fresh, quick and easy bowl of goodness, unless of course you don’t like raw fish.

I have had my fair share of Poke Bowls over the last few months, but there were three bowls that really stood out for me – being: 34 Degrees South at the Knysna Waterfront, Cape Town Fish Market at the V&A, Cape Town and La Boqueria in Parktown, Johannesburg.

The BEST BEST BEST Poke Bowl ever (Salmon, Tuna and Prawn) served at CTFM at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town


The possibilities are endless, so you can really make it your own if you create a bowl at home. Here’s a simple one I created.

Choose FODMAP friendly vegetables if you suffer from IBS – this one is NOT FODMAP friendly. (serves 1)


  • Handful of Small shredded purple cabbage
  • Handful of Thinly sliced Carrot
  • a Few Edamame Beans (Boil for 10 minutes beforehand and remove the beans)
  • Half a cup of cooked sushi rice, drenched in 2Tbs of Rice Vinegar
  • A few pieces of fresh raw salmon, sliced
  • 2 tsp of Soya Sauce (Gluten Free variety)
  • 1tsp Sesame Oil
  • Sprinkle of Sesame Seeds
  • Sprinkle of Chilli Flakes

Mix all together and Enjoy! Yes it really is that simple – just prep your veggies and mix your sauces and you are ready to go!

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