I’m back on the poke bandwagon again! I’ve pretty much tried almost all the poke places now and I was going to cross Hooked Poke Bar off my list too.
Hooked Poke Bar is located on the corner of Hornby and Nelson and it’s also next to the second location of Pokerrito. That’s intense competition!
I met up with my friend Rebecca for lunch on a Friday and we were expecting it to be quite busy during lunch time but it wasn’t. There were noticeably more people in Pokerrito though.
She had the Twin Dragon which is one of their signature bowls with salmon and tuna, sambal mayo, avocado, serrano peppers, togarashi, sesame seeds, scallions and fresh ginger. For her base she choose Korean glass noodles. I think they’re the only poke place to have glass noodles. I did try some of the noodles and they were slippery as expected and didn’t soak up the sauce like rice. She’s had this before and thinks it’s pretty good! You can check out her blog here.
For myself, I went with the DIY option. A regular size is $14 while a large size is $16. The pricing is similar to the Poke Guy. I had the Atlantic salmon with sambal mayo, edamame, cucumber, pickled onions, seaweed salad and carrots. All bowls contain scallions and toasted sesame seeds. For my base I choose half green tea rice and half mixed greens. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the green tea rice but it gave the rice a slight fragrant flavour. It was very mild though but pleasant. The portion was quite large and it came with a good amount of fish and large pieces of it too. For the price, you can even choose Ahi tuna as one of your proteins for no additional cost. Too bad I didn’t see that before!
Taste wise it was good and I liked that they tried to provide some different base options like the green tea rice and glass noodles. Price wise I think my wallet would want to head over to Pokerrito.