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Taste the Freshness of Hawaii with Aloha Poké

Singapore finally has a poké bar to call our own. Pronounced as poh-kay, the word refers to slicing or cutting in Hawaiian. A popular dish amongst surfers, it is a fish salad of sorts and usually comprises of seasoned Ahi tuna tossed with toasted sesame seeds, sweet onions and scallions.

Opening its doors on Amoy Street in early October, the founders of Aloha Poké fell in love with the dish during a trip to Hawaii and decided to bring it back to our sunny shores as their first F&B venture. Helmed by chef Michael Yonathan, a trained sushi chef previously from Capella Singapore, Aloha Poké brings in an innovative interpretation of the traditional Hawaiian poké bowl.

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Similar to many salad joints, diners get to choose from three different sized bowls, starting from the Lil’ Swell (1 scoop of poké, 75g, for $11.90), to the Standard Nalu (2 scoops of poké, $15.90), and the Big Kahuna (3 scoops, $19.90). Besides tuna, diners can choose from salmon and vegetarian options, accompanied by sauces such as wasabi mayo, spicy sauce, nutty sesame and original sauce.

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Other add-ons include a base of white rice, brown rice, salad or kale, and fresh or crunchy toppings in the form of vegetables, fruits, fish roe and nuts. Superfood such as avocado, chia seeds, pomegranate or quail’s egg are also available. To make dining decisions easier, go for the the ready-made Standard Nalu Tuna or Nalu Salmon bowl.

Aloha Poke - Standard Nalu - (L-R) Salmon with Spicy Sauce, Tofu in Nutty Sesame Sauce, and Ahi Tuna with Original Sauce (1)

A good mix of beverage options are also available; Cocoloco, cracked daily from fresh Thai coconuts, and cold press juices from A Juicery. For those looking to start happy hour early, Kona Beer from a craft brewery in Hawaii and Brother’s Cider, are perfect accompaniment to a bowl of super fresh poké.

Aloha Poké
Address: 92 Amoy Street,Singapore 069911
Tel: 6221 6565
Opening hours:
Mondays – Saturdays: 11:30am – 2.30pm; 5:00pm till late
Closed on Sundays

Fashion Editor. Huilin expresses her ardent love for fashion through writing and incessant shopping. Admittedly a huge grammar nazi and self-confessed shopaholic, she loves good coffee, cocktails, food and cats. On lazy days, she can be found cooking up a storm, curled up in bed with a good read or working out at the gym. She tweets occasionally at @flightoffancy_.

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