If you end up sleeping with an empty stomach because deciding your next meal took a toll on you then this guide is for you.

Poke bowl has taken the Dubai culinary scene by a storm. Poke (pronounced “Po-keh”) is an effortless Hawaiian dish whose main star is raw fish. You have the option of choosing from several types of fishes but we all know tuna makes everything better. 

Slice or dice the fish. Season it with your personal favourite spices and you have a protein powerhouse ready for you in a flash.

While poke bowls are layered with flavours they also have an array of benefits such as:


  • Balanced Blood Pressure: Even the most basic poke bowl has omega-3 fatty acids which help in reducing the risks of many cardiovascular diseases. Omega-3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory and play a significant role in maintaining blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Rich in protein: A single serving of poke bowl contains about 24 grams of protein. You can boost your energy levels and muscle functioning by having a poke bowl for lunch. 
  • Prevents Disease: Poke bowls have antioxidants that help in reducing the risk of kidney disease, cell damage and cancer. 


And the cherry on top is that you can have a healthy, nutrition-rich meal with a very minimum amount of effort.

So, if you’re ready for something delicious and healthy try this DIY poke bowl recipe.

Note: You’ll be eating raw fish so make sure to buy it from a reputable and trustworthy place.

Step #1: Boil brown or white rice-brown rice takes longer to cook-ahead of time. 

Step #2: Take a large bowl and mix:

  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Chopped ginger and garlic
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Sesame seeds
  • Green onions
  • Rice vinegar

Step #3: Add the tuna to this mixture and refrigerate it for an hour. If you want an instant meal just refrigerate it for 10-15 mins. 

Step #5: For serving, add a base layer of rice in the bowl. Pour the tuna mixture on top of your rice base. The warm rice goes exceptionally well with the cool juicy tuna.

Step #6: Lastly, you can garnish your dish with sliced avocados, cucumbers, carrots, radishes, beans, or edamame.

These gut-friendly foods are very beneficial for you in the scorching heat of Dubai:  pineapples, mangoes, radishes and lime.

For an extra kick, you can top the dish with spicy mayo (Sriracha Sauce + Mayonnaise).