Thursday, April 07, 2022

american/fusion: I strongly recommend POKEWORKS

No. 45號, Lane 107, Section 1, Fuxing S Rd, Da’an District
(02) 2775-3576

MRT: Zhongxiao/Dunhua

hours: 11AM- 8PM (closed Sundays)

$ (NT180-220 / person) 

Kid friendliness: only a few tables to sit in back, no high chair spotted, but lots of non-raw options like chicken, tofu and veggies available on the menu. 

Visit reviewed: march 2022

You guys know I can be picky about poke bowls in Taipei (because they seem to more like salad bars here). Since is the first Asian branch of US @pokeworksco , it will feel happily familiar to those missing California style poke bowls.

You can pick a preset combo or build your own bowl, starting with rice/salad base (or noodles!), protein (2-3), mixins (5), dressing, toppings (4) and crunch (4). For this price point (NT$180-280+) you get a ton of selections and everything was very fresh, and it’s the combination of the components together that make it a legit poke bowl.

My usual Pokeworks order:  
-half and half brown rice and salad 
-protein: tuna, salmon and scallop 
-mixins: cucumber, kale, seaweed salad, edamame, sweet onion
-dressing flavor: sriracha aioli
-toppings: surimi salad, masago, kimchi, avocado (extra)
-crunch: shredded nori, garlic crisp, lotus crisp

I love that there’s choices like baby scallop, masago, surumi crab salad, avocado, shredded nori and fried lotus root. Was super satisfied by my bowl and will def be back! 

(Maybe even when I’m craving Asian chicken salad- add chicken, cucumber, onion, mandarin oranges, wonton crisps and use poke works classic or ponzu fresh flavor lol ). This was actually verryyyyy tasty. Thanks Ashley! lol