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Hawaii’s delicious Poke Bowls are carving up a delicious space in Singapore’s healthy food scene.

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Hawaii’s delicious Poke Bowls are carving up a delicious space in Singapore’s healthy food scene.

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Probably one of the first restaurants to start the Poke trend, A Poke Theory has evolved into an eatery that serves all things healthy and delicious. On top of the amazing poke bowls of fresh fish, they also offer full-fledged health offerings including smoothies, cold-pressed juices and health snack packs. Their new concept, Alter Ego at Esplanade Mall, also serves these healthy bowls during the day but goes more pub grub at night.

A Poke Theory is at 27 Boon Tat Street.

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Named after Hawaii’s first female monarch, this new addition to Keong Saik Road has a strong flavour game that plays with the traditional mix of yellowfin tuna, shoyu and sesame oil. You can also build your own bowl here with a choice of fresh raw fish, a base, toppings and the option of “pimping” it with a slow-cooked egg or avocado, and finally, a sauce. The restaurant has a laid-back vibe that feels very aloha.
Loloku is at 1 Keong Saik Road.
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This Hong Kong import is all about bringing the creative flavours of Hawaii to Singapore. Its Poke mixes are all about exotic flavours like Traditional Spicy or Yuzu Salmon, as well as weekly specials like Sweet Onion Teriyaki Swordfish, Thai Spicy Tuna and even Sambal for a little Singapore infusion. There are also healthy options served with a side of brown rice, white rice or salad.

Pololi is at #01-06A, 51 Telok Ayer Street.

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Who doesn’t love something that’s both delicious and nutritious? Pronounced “poh-kay”, which is the Hawaiian word for “slice” or “cut”, Poke Bowls are Hawaiian imports that are basically a hearty salad featuring raw fish, not unlike our very own Chinese New Year yusheng. While it’s usually made with yellowfin tuna, you can also find variants that feature salmon and an exciting array of greens and dressings to suit all tastes. Best of all, these delicious bowls are filled with the kind of fats you want to eat. Fish has also been linked to a lower risk of stroke, depression and mental decline. And best of all, it’s currently all the rage in Singapore.