Poke is all the craze right now, and we're not ashamed to say that we are 100% caught in the excitement.
As you may recall from a previous post, I had poke for the first time in LA a few months ago, and for anyone who has never been to the West Coast, they are always two years ahead of the trends over here in Texas. So when I say that the poke over there is incredible, you can definitely believe it, because they've had two years to get it down! Since my visit I've noticed so many new poke shops opening up everywhere in the DFW. It's pretty exciting, but being that it's so new to the area, it's been a journey finding something that is on par with LA poke.
After visiting a few shops in the area, we have come to the ultimate decision that The Poke Point is our favorite. Hands down.
The Poke Point is located in 99 Ranch Market in Carrollton. It's not as glamorous as some of the shops here in the city, but that's part of its charm. It's casual, low key, and the least bit pretentious.
The setup is similar to what you'd find at Chipotle. You can either choose one of their specialty bowls or build your own bowl. We opted to make our lives easier and choose one of the specialty bowls, then add additional items as we went down the line.
We got the Mahalo Special - your choice of protein mixed with green onions, cilantro, corn, furikake, spicy mayo, sweet heat sauce and the poke point sauce. After giving it a try, it's no wonder that this is their most popular bowl. It's a burst of flavor in every bite. The fish was super fresh and the sauce, which in my opinion either makes or breaks a poke bowl, was BOMB!
If you choose to build your own, it's super easy!
Step 1: Choose your base - white rice, brown rice, salad
Step 2: Choose your sides - crab meat, seaweed salad
Step 3: Choose your proteins - salmon, tuna, spicy tuna, seared albacore, scallop, shrimp
Step 4: Choose your mix-ins - corn, green onions, pineapple, red onions, cilantro, avocado, cucumbers, jalapeno
Step 5: Choose your sauce - spicy mayo, eel sauce, ponzu, poke point sauce, sweet heat sauce
Step 6: Choose your toppings - furikake, masago, sesame seeds, fried onions, ginger, wasabi
Also be sure to grab a Spam Musubi. It may just be rice, spam, and seaweed, but it's addicting.
They also carry Hawaiian Sun, a drink imported directly from Hawaii!
Head over to Carrollton this weekend! It's well worth the drive, and it's such a fun, upcoming area of town - so many tasty places to try right in that area!
Learn more about The Poke Point here.
Thank you The Poke Point for comping our meal. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.