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The poké trend hits Durban’s beachfront – and brings sushirritos along for the ride

Poké has become SA’s latest foodie craze thanks to the launch of the first mobile poké bar and a standalone poké restaurant in Cape Town. It looks like summer’s hottest trend is still making waves, appearing now at Surf Riders Café pop-up poké-and-sushirrito bar in sunny Durban.

A vibrant poké bowl at Surf Riders. Photo supplied.

A vibrant poké bowl at Surf Riders. Photo supplied.

The wildly popular spot is located on Durban’s Golden Mile and already serves great breakfast grub, burgers, the best cheese fries, pizzas, cocktails and craft beer, plus a perfect view of the beach. Now, the shack is upping its seafood game with its take on these deconstructed Hawaiian-style sushi bowls or rolls.

A tuna-and-edamame poké bowl at Surf Riders Café. Photo supplied.

A tuna-and-edamame poké bowl at Surf Riders Café. Photo supplied.

The Surf Riders poké pop-up is running seven days a week, offering five protein options done in two ways: light poké bowls, or heartier sushirritos (filled nori-and-rice rolls).

A glorious salmon-filled sushirrito at Surf Riders. Photo supplied.

A glorious salmon-filled sushirrito at Surf Riders. Photo supplied.

This means that diners can build their own colourful dishes with a base of tuna or salmon sashimi, tiger prawns, steamed mussels, or – for seafood phobes – smoked chicken. For the sauce and crunch, there are options of ponzu, sesame seeds, Japanese mayo, red onion, green pistachio or soy and ginger, on a bed of sticky sushi rice. To end off, customers are encouraged to trim their bowls or sushirritos with toppings of edamame beans, avo, seaweed salad, or wasabi paste. Each bowl or sushirrito costs R79 and is served with chopsticks, soy sauce and wasabi.

Surf Riders Café pop-up poké bar is running at lunchtimes, seven days a week. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for new poké combos.

Prawn poké from Surf Riders. Photo supplied.

Prawn poké from Surf Riders. Photo supplied.

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