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Malolo Poke

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by Damsel Martin (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer, blogger and animal wrangler living in Brisbane's western suburbs. I love to eat, drink, travel, explore ... and then write about my adventures.
Published May 20th 2019
Poking around the city? Here's one stop you mustn't miss
malolo poke prawn beet noodles rice avocado beans seaweed gresham lane brisbane cbd
Malolo's Mr T poke bowl. Author image.

Fresh, fast and fabulous: Is there any other way to live life, or to eat lunch? Malolo Poke tucked away down Gresham Lane (off Creek Street) in Brisbane's CBD is the latest embodiment of the Hawaiian-Japanese trend which marries a base like rice or noodles with lean protein (traditionally raw fish) and lashings of fresh salad vegetables.

I'm informed that poke (pronounced poh-kay) means to slice, or cut, in Hawaiian. Though I came late to the poke bowl craze, I'm making up for lost time - devouring as many of these delicious and nutritious creations as I can find. I recently discovered Malolo Poke and was thrilled to find that not only do they focus on high-quality ingredients - think locally sourced produce and line-caught seafood - but they do so at affordable prices.

malolo poke prawn beet noodles rice avocado beans seaweed gresham lane brisbane cbd
Only the freshest sashimi grade line-caught salmon is served. Image courtesy Malolo Poke.

I chose the Mr T bowl featuring tiger prawns, coriander, beetroot, kale, edamame and shallots with a house soy dressing, seaweed salad and crispy onions. There are many other bowls on the menu, offering tuna or salmon sashimi, poached chicken, slow cooked pulled pork, or tofu protein options with a different base and salad options.

Prefer to think out of the box? You can build your own bowl, depending on your protein preferences, and your knack for marrying toppings and sauces. If you can't wait for lunch, there's a six-option breakfast menu (available till 10.30am) with items such as bircher muesli and BLTs. Don't skip the coffee either - it's divine.

malolo poke prawn beet noodles rice avocado beans seaweed gresham lane brisbane cbd
Getting saucy. Image courtesy Malolo Poke.

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Why? Fast fresh food
When: 6am to 3pm weekdays
Phone: 0415 228 503
Where: 3/100 Creek St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Cost: Signature bowls from $13.90
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That food looks delicious.
by Amanda I (score: 2|819) 440 days ago
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