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Recipe: Poke Bowl from Izumi on Royal Caribbean

20 Apr 2020
Matt Hochberg

My favorite specialty restaurant on any Royal Caribbean ship is Izumi, and you really do not have to twist my arm to convince to dine there.

From their incredible rolls, to the famous hibachi experience, to the hot rocks, there is lots to love about the Izumi menu.

While I have yet to find a suitable "hibachi at home" alternative, I was able to get the recipe for a newer menu item that I enjoy ordering on nearly every sailing, simple poke deluxe with soy sriracha marinade.

While this may not bring the whole Izumi experience to your home, it will provide the next best thing!

Poke Bowl Ingredients

Serves 1

  1. 4 ounces Tuna, cut 1/4" thick
  2. 4 ounces Salmon, cut 1/4" thick
  3. 2 ounces Seasweed Salad
  4. 1 teaspoon Masago, smelt egg
  5. 2 ounces Avocado, cut 1/4" thick
  6. 1/4 ounce Cucumber, julienned
  7. 1/8 ounce Cilantro, chopped
  8. 1/8 ounce Jalapeno, sliced thin
  9. 1/2 ounce red onion, chopped
  10. 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  11. 1 teaspoon Sriracha Chili Paste
  12. 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
  13. 1/8 ounce chili pepper, dried
  14. 1 sprinkle roasted white and black sesame
  15. seed, or furikake as option
  16. 4 ounces Sushi rice, or brown sushi rice

Suggested music while preparing your Poke Bowl

Poke Bowl Instructions

Sushi Rice Instructions

  1. 5 cups California rose sushi rice measured and washed 5 times in cold water - strain 5 minutes.
  2. Cook with purified 5 cups of water for 35 minutes in rice cooker.
  3. Mix 3/4 cup of sushi vinegar (3/4 rice vinegar, 4 TBSP sugar, 1 tsp salt - dissolved) 
  4. Use plastic large bowl to mix all together with spatula while fanning & cooling rice; let rice sit 5 minutes each side.

Poke Bowl Assembly Instructions

  1. Mix the sauces and seasonings together and put to side
  2. Mix the chopped Tuna and Salmon with chopped cilantro, masago, onions, avocado with the marinade
  3. Place the mixed poke towards the back of the bowl
  4. Neatly place the tossed fish and ingredients elevating the dish
  5. Top off with Cilantro Sprig and julienned cucumber