Say Aloha to Fresh and Filling Lunches in Quarry Bay
District: Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Cuisine: Poke – Asian Fusion
How much: Dishes range between $80 – $115
The best for: Mid-week lunch
Must Order: Black Cod, with Miso and Pickles
Poke. The irresistible mix of salad, rice, raw fish and a whole host of extras, has recently taken the 852 by storm. So unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have seen a variety of poke places popping up around town (and if you’re like us, you’ve probably tried a couple too!), so when we heard about Aloha, we couldn’t resist heading over to Quarry Bay to try a bowl or two…
This cool spot has actually been open for a little over a year, but with a recent revamp and with a couple of menu changes, it feels super fresh, just like the fish they’re serving up! Aloha gives you the option to choose a base of either brown or white rice, or salad (you can also go half and half, or opt for quinoa if you’re feelin’ healthy!), before choosing your fish and anything extra that you’d like to add. As I can never make up my mind, I went for a half salad, half brown rice base, with a mix of two toppings – Tuna with Goma Ponzu and Salmon with Spicy Yuzu.
The bowl came beautifully presented, with the mix of colours, textures and flavours working amazingly together. The tuna with beautifully soft, topped with pickled onions and radishes; while the salmon was full of flavour, with just a little kick of spice, which matched perfectly with the avocado and crispy onion topping.
I also opted for their signature runny yolk egg to top the whole thing off, which took the whole bowl to another level – a nice added extra and something different to try for sure! Along with the usual raw fish, Aloha also offer up a tofu option for the veggies out there, as well as two cooked fish options – Black Cod and Salmon. I sampled the Black Cod, which had a lovely sweet miso flavour and was cooked absolutely perfectly – the fish was soft and falling apart. A favourite for me and one that I would 100% recommend if you’re looking for something different to your usual poke!
This is one popular poke place! With plenty of offices in the area, don’t forget about the lunchtime rush and be sure to get there early to beat the queues. With so many delish options on offer, you may just need a little more time to decide on your extras…
Hankering for more? Click through the slideshow below to check out some of the other delish dishes available at Aloha (or check out their menu here)…
Aloha, G/F, 20 Hoi Kwong St, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, www.helloaloha.co