You probably have seen a picture of a poke bowl or have heard it being said, but have no idea what the dish actually is.
A Poke Bowl is a Hawaiian dish made up of raw fish and rice.
Confused by the word poke or unsure how to pronounce it?
Not to worry! Below we’ll show you the right way to say it and give you a little background information on this popular dish.
How is Poke Bowl Pronounced?
I have heard a variety of pronunciations. Some will say:
The correct way to pronounce Poke is P OH – KAY bowl
If you’re still not getting it, it will be similar to how you pronounce Pokémon.
Here is a quick video that showcases the actual pronunciation.
Now that you know how to pronounce Poke bowl, go out there and try some of this delicious Hawaiian cuisine! You won’t be disappointed.
What is in a Poke Bowl?
A poke bowl is a Hawaiian dish most commonly made from raw fish or seafood such as Ahi tuna, salmon, shrimp, octopus, and squid. It is often served with rice, seaweed salad, and fruits and vegetables like cucumber and avocado. In place of raw fish, you might also see grilled chicken used in a poke bowl instead.
The word “poke” comes from the Hawaiian verb “to poke or prod” which is how the dish got its name.
Poke bowls became popular in Hawaii during the 1970s as a way to use up leftovers, but they have been gaining in popularity all over the US in recent years.
So there you go! A little bit of history and pronunciation to help you on your way to enjoying this delicious Hawaiian dish. Go out and get yourself a poke bowl today! Or, if you’re feeling industrious, make one at home. It’s pretty simple to do.