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Super Ono! Your answer to poke bowl in Kota Kinabalu

If you are craving for poke bowl in Kota Kinabalu, Super Ono is the place for you!

This trendy food store first opened up in Sabah’s capital on Nov 11, 2018.

Poke became a food trend in the United States since 2012 with many of these beautifully garnished poke bowls featured on Instagram.

And now the trend has officially arrived in the northern part of Borneo.

How to make your own poke bowl at Super Ono?

Poke (pronounced poh-keh) is basically diced raw fish served as either an appetiser or as a main course.

It is one of the main dishes of Native Hawaiian cuisine. Traditionally, it consists of fish served with traditional condiments such as sea salt, candle nuts, seaweed and limu (Hawaiian word for algae).

When you first arrive at Super Ono, take an ordering form and start to curate your own poke bowl.

First of all, pick your base. You can choose white rice, brown rice, Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah), green mix or seaweed rice.

Then pick your choice of protein. You can have either fresh salmon, fresh tuna, salmon tartar, baked chicken, baked salmon or shoyu tuna.

Are you a vegetarian? No worries because you can choose tofu as your protein too.

Here comes the fun part where you can choose four different kinds of toppings. The choices are Japanese cucumber, edamame, Pico De Galla (tomato salsa), pineapple, corn, boiled egg, tamago, carrot, kimchi, pomelo, crab meat and chuka wakame (Japanese seaweed).

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After that, pick one ingredient as one of your unlimited toppings for that final crunch of your poke. You can pick sesame seed, spring onion, dry chili flakes, chia seed, walnuts, sunflower seeds or several other ingredients.

Finally, choose your dressing to seal the deal on your poke bowl. Super Ono offers Hawaiian Ka Lole, Flaming Sriracha, Super Ono Classic, Sesame Mayo or Japanese Shoyu.

According to experts, salty dressings such as shoyu sauce goes best with your poke bowl.

But why not take the chance to go crazy or experimental once in awhile since you can make your own poke bowl?

Even if you are not familiar with poke, Super Ono still makes a good pit stop for those who want to spice up their food crawl in Kota Kinabalu.

For more information on Super Ono, check out their Facebook page.

Patricia Hului
Patricia Hului is a Kayan who wants to live in a world where you can eat whatever you want and not gain weight. She grew up in Bintulu, Sarawak and graduated from the University Malaysia Sabah with a degree in Marine Science. She worked for The Borneo Post SEEDS, which is now defunct. When she's not writing, you can find her in a studio taking belly dance classes, hiking up a hill or browsing through Pinterest. Follow her on Instagram at @patriciahului, Facebook at Patricia Hului at Kajomag.com or Twitter at @patriciahului.
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