Flavor Profiles: Aloha Bowl- Poke-Poke


Townes Hobratschk, Food Reviewer

Flavor Profiles: Aloha Bowl – Poke-poke

Aloha everyone, today I will be reviewing the Aloha Bowl from Poke-Poke.

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 sauces. The rice was warm and fluffy, but not overcooked, which was good, because if you’ve ever had rice that’s not cooked correctly, you know it ruins the whole experience. The fish adds to the experience because of the way it is seasoned and marinated. The fish was tossed in soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds and onions, making it have a very rich flavor. Overall I would rate Poke-Poke 8/10. You should definitely stop in for lunch and give it a try, but it’s certainly a food that might be a little too overpowering for some.

Now, on a more personal note, I wanted to thank everyone at McCallum High School for an excellent 4 years. Among some of the best teachers, staff and faculty, I’ve had some of my worst and best years here, and McCallum High school has gotten me every step through it. Overall, I would rate the experience here a 10/10. Thank you everyone! This is Townes Hobratschk, signing off. MHS forever!

Poke-Poke is located at 2320 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX.