We Hacked Sushi Nori’s Tuna Poke Bowl for a Refreshing Lent-Friendly Bowl During a Scorching Summer

April 7, 2019

The temperatures have already been hitting 42 degrees Celsius, and air conditioning can barely keep up with our overheating bodies. So we’re taking the cold anywhere we can get it; that includes ice-cold beverages, and cold dishes for lunch too.

You can pick up wakame and sushi-grade tuna at Japanese specialty stores.

Enter the poké bowl: a dish that has proven it was more than just a trend. Sushi Nori is one brand that has allowed the Hawaiian staple to become a recognizable dish in the Manila food landscape. So we decided to honor the stylish sushi bar with our take of one of their bestsellers.

Sushi Nori Classic Tuna Poké Bowl Food Hack

  • Serves: 2 people
  • Active time: 45 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy



  • 500g tuna, sushi grade
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. mirin
  • ½ tbsp. sriracha
  • 1 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp. green onions, finely chopped

Rice and Garnish

  • 3 cups rice
  • ½ cup wakame seaweed
  • 2 tbsp. nori strips
  • ½ cucumber, thinly sliced into rounds


  1. Cut tuna into small cubes and keep well-chilled.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, ponzu, sriracha, sesame seeds, and green onions.
  3. Add cold tuna and toss to combine.
  4. To assemble, divide rice into two bowls.

Top each bowl with half the prepared poke, wakame, nori, and cucmber.


Bea Osmeña SEE AUTHOR Bea Osmeña

Bea Osmeña is a healthy-ish eater who is just as likely to take you to a vegan joint as she is to consume a whole cheese pie to herself. A former picky eater, Bea has discovered the joys of savory fruit dishes, but still refuses to accept pineapples on her pizza. On the rare occasion you catch her without food in her mouth, you are likely to find her looking at books she can't afford, hugging trees, or talking to strange animals on the street.

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