Poke, Poke and Some More Poke!

I love sushi.

If you truly know me, you know that I’m ALWAYS down to grab some sushi.

I’ve seen so many posts on social media about this new way to eat a Poke Bowl… in a burrito form!

Okay, okay, I know “sushiritto” has been around for quite some time now but I never got the chance to actually try it since most “hipster food” locations are either in Downtown LA or Westminster. (Seriously, all the amazing foodie places you see on IG or Twitter come from Westminster.. who would’ve guessed??).

Any who, I’m going to be talking about two different places where I’ve had Poke recently in the past two weeks.

The first place is called Nori Sushi Wraps. Originally located in South Pasadena, they just opened a new location right down the road from my work!

This was my time to finally experience sushi in burrito form!

You walk inside the door and you’re instantly greeted by the employees. Look to your left to see a giant menu of the types of fish, veggie & meats you can order. My go-to will forever be salmon. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water.

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I didn’t know what to expect in terms of how to order.. I could see the different options but I guess I was expecting a Chipotle style order where you tell them what you want in your sushiritto. But nope, all I asked for was salmon and they got started on it right away! (If you don’t want it as a burrito, they do offer it in a traditional bowl btw 😉 ).

It. Was. Amazing.

I have a go-to spot in Oldtown Pasadena but this place had fish so fresh and it was just that good. Definitely my new favorite spot for poke!

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OH, and they also give you chips!

The second place I had poke the following week was actually from Lemonade!

I’ve only been to Lemonade once but I hardly remember what I had other than some dessert in a jar lol.

I guess Lemonade now serves bowl type meals such as a Mango Chicken Bowl and three different types of poke bowls.

I decided to go with the Reel Classic bowl that had ahi tuna, crispy onions, seaweed salad, avocado, radish, and tangerine over warm rice. They have a spicy version of the Reel Classic and a salmon version but I had to opt out of the salmon unfortunately because it said it contained ginger which I am allergic to unfortunately. (I love salmon but not enough for it to kill me haha).

Overall, this poke bowl was just alright in my opinion. I feel like it could use some kind of sauce like a sriracha mayo or sweet ponzu. Good portion though, thats for sure!

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If you are wondering what my old go-to spot was in Oldtown Pasadena for poke, check out Spinfish Poke House! I still love this place for their variety of options you can create for your own personal bowl!

Thanks for reading,

Jason.

 

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