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On The NM Table: A Poke Theory

Posted on 21 May 2017


Nestled in a quiet little street of Boon Tat Street sits A Poke Theory, a not-so-little cafe that carries a range of fresh, handmade Hawaiian poke bowls.

Poke bowl haunts are not uncommon nowadays. Poke is basically a raw fish salad, but we see remixes of this Hawaiian dish atop some wholesome sushi rice in lots of restaurants and cafes all over the island. It’s one of the easiest ways to get a healthy fix for the day.



A Poke Theory specialises in just that - creating healthy nutritious fare that don’t compromise on quality or taste. We popped by for lunch a little while back and were pretty impressed by the fresh selection that we could choose from.

A Poke Theory’s poke bowls are slightly customisable, giving you the freedom to choose your size, base, flavour and toppings. Prices start from S$11.50 for a regular-sized tune poke bowl, and can go up to S$16.50 for a large salmon bowl.


For the base, choose from a variety of healthy options like Signature Sushi Rice, Lemon Herb Quinoa, Romaine Lettuce and more. We were pleasantly surprised by the range of flavours.

As sashimi-lovers ourselves, it definitely wasn’t easy flitting between their tuna or salmon flavours. But take a simple scroll through the cafe’s Instagram and you will find that their Original Shoyu Tuna and their Spicy Mayo Salmon are everybody’s favourite. Vegans can also opt for their Avocado flavour!

Now, all you need to do is complete your poke bowl with any of their fresh, hearty toppings and you’re good to go! This is usually where your bowl gets infused with a lot more colour.


We always have a second stomach for dessert, so we opted to try their Raspberry Tropic and Cacaoholic Superfood Smoothie Bowls, priced at S$6 each. These were super refreshing, especially in Singapore’s sweltering weather. The Raspberry Tropic felt like something we would snack on while we were chilling by a pool, while the Cacaoholic was definitely a healthier alternative for all chocolate lovers.

All in all, A Poke Theory has proven to us that eating clean need not necessarily be boring. We can definitely see ourselves popping by A Poke Theory whenever we find ourselves in the Telok Ayer region.


A Poke Theory

27 Boon Tat Street
Singapore 069623
Mon to Fri: 11am - 8pm
Sat: 11am - 4pm
Closed on Sundays

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