We heard whispers late last year that Brisbane would be getting its very own poké bowl and sushi burrito shop, and finally the wait is over. Suki is officially opening in South Bank next week.
The highly-anticipated specialty poké bowl and sushi burrito shop will take up residence at 182 Grey Street from Tuesday, April 18.
The space, previously occupied by Dell U’go, has been creatively fitted out by Collectivus to make all of our millennial baby pink and blue dreams come true, with indoor and alfresco seating for up to 60 people.
So what is a poké bowl?
Poké (pronounced po-keh), means to slice or cut in Hawaiian, and is traditionally known as a raw fish salad. The on-trend food had humble beginnings as a simple dish made up of scraps of reef fish, seaweed, crushed kukui nuts and sea salt.
NYC and LA were the first cities to give this traditional dish full of “good for you” proteins and super food ingredients a modern day makeover. Now, it’s a staple for health-conscious foodies.
After hearing about the success of the concept, Eddie Isik and Leon McNiece visited the US to see what all the fuss was about… and from there, Suki was born.
“We are both interested in fitness and healthy eating, and we could see a gap in the market for this offering,” says Leon. “The idea was too good to not go ahead with. We have big plans to expand Suki, with a second location in Brisbane already in the works and set to open in a few months.”
Suki’s philosophy is “pole to roll (or bowl)” as they pride themselves on sourcing only the highest quality and most sustainable raw fish and other proteins for their poké bowls and sushi burritos.
At Suki, you can customise your bowl any way you like, with seven base choices, eight types of fish, and more than 15 toppings. Ingredients are prepared fresh daily to ensure the highest quality poké bowl and sushi burrito every time.
Ordering a bowl or burrito is a simple six-step process: just select your base, proteins, sauces, vegetables and garnishes. And if you can’t decide, Suki has created a menu of signature pre-made bowls or burritos.
So let’s break down exactly what you’ll be putting in your Suki poké bowl:
1: Poké Bowl or Sushi Burrito
2: The Base
Choose between bamboo rice, white rice, brown rice, quinoa, green leaves or kelp noodles
Then choose between salmon, tuna, kingfish, swordfish, octopus, snapper, karaage chicken, agedashi tofu, braised beef and tempura prawn
4: Get Sauced
Ponzu w/ sweet citrus sauce, sriracha ponzu w/ spicy citrus sauce, classic w/ soy, sesame oil, ginger, creamy togarashi w/ spicy Japanese sauce, wasabi mayo, sweet chipotle mayo, suki sauce, chili oil, sesame oil
5: Fill it up
Bean sprouts, spinach, kale, pickled mushrooms, carrot, cabbage, capsicum, tomato, red onion, edamame, coriander, fresh chili, corn, orange, mango, macadamia, avocado
6: Top it off
Wasabi peas, fried shallots, tobiko, seaweed salad, sesame seeds, soy egg
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