South London Island Poké launches bao range

Island Poké restaurants in south London are launching a first-of-its-kind bao range this week.

The Poké Bao is shaking up the poké food scene, giving customers handheld way to eat their poké.

Collaborating with its chefs, Island Poké has developed a shaped bao bun to complement its poké, bringing a completely new food experience to customers.

The brand new product line starts from just £5.45 and comes in four flavours using ingredients from existing poké bowls.

The fillings for the new Poké Bao include:

• Yuzu Salmon, which consists of lomi lomi salmon and yuzu dressing, wakame, wasabi mayo, spring onion & sesame seeds

• Spicy Tuna, which is made up from spicy ahi tuna and shiitake teriyaki dressing, sriracha, ginger pickled carrot, crispy shallots and togarashi.

• Korean BBQ Chicken, with ingredients including miso chicken, Korean BBQ dressing, kimchi, sriracha mayo, chilli, spring onion and crispy shallots

• Miso Aubergine, which is made up of miso aubergine & shiitake teriyaki dressing, pickled red cabbage and spring onion and is suitable for vegans.

Island Poké founder James Gould-Porter said: “At Island Poké, we are committed to creating products that excite our customers and bring our brand to the next level.

“We’re delighted to be bringing our new Poké Bao to the food scene, using ingredients from our poké bowls that our customers know and love.

“Creating a new item that incorporates our Fresh Pacific Flavours with a soft, light and bespoke bao bun felt like a great way to expand our offering, giving customers a fun and new handheld way to eat their poké at great prices.”

“The portability of the product allows us to offer consumers a healthy and tasty alternative to other ‘grab-and-go’ options.”

The new Poké Bao will be available across the majority of the brand’s islands including Battersea and Richmond.

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